- Title: Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence
- Author: Holly Hepburn
- ISBN: null
- Page: 394
- Format: Kindle Edition
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A perfect winter warmer story for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey.When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it s not quite what they imagined it s pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it s going toA perfect winter warmer story for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey.When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it s not quite what they imagined it s pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it s going to be a huge job to get it up and running again.It s just before Christmas but they are determined to relaunch on New Year s Eve, to bring the new year in with a bang But with nosy neighbours, miserable locals and no money to contend with, it s not going to be easy.And when the sisters past comes back to haunt them, they start to think that the fresh start they needed is very far away indeed
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Today is the day when I decorate my house for the holiday season. To get in the mood, I thought I’d start reading this holiday novella. I was meaning to read it while taking breaks from the decorating, but instead I devoured it in one sitting.Two sisters have just inherited a Cotswolds village pub from their father. He hadn’t been a part of their lives for many years – they haven’t even spoken to him for over twenty years – mostly due to the fact that he was an alcoholic. Nessie has ju [...]
This is a really nice easy to read story about two sisters, Nessie and Sam who inherit a run down pub in the wilds of Shropshire, which they are given a three week deadline to renovate and reopen. A story all about new beginnings, it is a quick read at 90 pages or so, complete with possible new loves, new friends and interfering neighbours. Sam in particular has a story, she is escaping from something although we are not told what that something is. I suspect we will find out more in the next bo [...]
Nessie and Sam inherit a village pub from their father. It needs a bit of modernizing, but they’re determined to make it a nice place again and to open before the end of the year. It’s a big change, celebrating the holidays in a new place with new people…Holly Hepburn created a lovely atmosphere. Little Monkham, the small village, is great. I loved the descriptions of the pub, the rest of the village and the inhabitants. The story is fun and there’s also an air of mystery, because everyo [...]
Originally posted on: albainbookland/2016/02 Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is the first installment in the Star and Sixpence Series. So, as you can imagine, this novella (about 90 pages) serves as an introductions of the characters and the setting. Basically, we have sisters Nessie and Sam, who after inheriting a pub in the countryside from their father, decide to leave their old lives in the city behind and make a go at running the pub. Small problem, they hadn't talked to their father in [...]
SNOWDROPS AT STAR AND SIXPENCE tells the story of two sisters, who have inherited a pub in the countryside from their late father. The villager's nosiness and village council's strong influence on people amaze the Londoners and they have more hurdles to cross in order to run a smooth business. I heartily enjoyed reading this novella, it's cheerful, soothing and immensely warm like a lit fireplace on a wintry day. In other words, the story is everything that gorgeous cover promises. I've a pencha [...]
An enjoyable story of 2 sisters who inherit a pub from their father.
I received a copy of this via NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review.This was a thoroughly lovely and entertaining read! Follows two sisters, Sam and Nessie who inherit their late fathers pub, The Star and Sixpence. They'd not spoken to their father for 20 years so had no real attachment other than to remember him for his drinking, although when they move to the rural Shropshire town they soon discover a different side to their father.Both of them are very unsure of how they'll do runn [...]
A lovely uplifting read about two sisters who leave London to run a pub left to them by their late father. When they arrive it's clear that their dad hadn't been looking after the place and it needs a lot of work doing in a short space of time if they are to keep the local community happy. there is a lot of will they? won't they? in this story, including the sisters struggle to fight their feelings. A fun read, perfect for a cosy weekend by the fire.
The front cover of this book had me hooked, a fabulous winter scene. This book didn't disappoint, two sisters starting a fresh life in the countryside. 3 more books in this series and I can't wait fir the next one! 4 lovely stars
Lovely, warm, quick read, looking forward to reading further instalments - this is only the beginning of the story. Secrets still to be told and romances yet to develop!
Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is the first in a planned series from Holly Hepburn. This is her debut novella for Simon and Schuster although she had previously written a book entitled Cupidity published back in 2013. I had first read about this new series back at the beginning of the year and at that time publication day had seemed so far away, yet here we are and I am delighted to say this was a gorgeous read and a great start to what promises to be a super series. The title and cover are [...]
This is a lovely easy to read book where the two main characters, sisters Sam and Nessie arrive at the village to take over the running of the Star and Sixpence pub that has been empty since the death of their father.The pub is rundown and needs a lot of work. The sisters are surprised to find out that they will be re-opening on Boxing Day (according to the Post Mistress) so there is lots of work to be done. A few feathers are ruffled along the way which creates friction with some of the regular [...]
I loved this book. It's about learning about people's ways and being part of a village filled with tradition.
Format: Kindle EditionPrint Length: 90 PagesPublished: November 5, 2015Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK UK /US BookWell I would love to have a Silver Sixpence, please! What a fabulously charming first instalment of The Star and Sixpence series. And in my opinion, one of the most stunning winter covers I have seen this year!I' ve just finished this novella and can't wait until the next book is published at the beginning of February 2016. Too long to wait!The StorylineSisters Sam and Nessie inhe [...]
One of the main reasons why I urged myself to read this festive story was mainly it's length. It is a short story and one that at this time of the year where we are all so busy with prepping our homes, ourselves and hurting our debit/credit cards we find that as much as we'd like to read, some of the books are too lengthy and we won't finish. This one, is one you will finish.If you're like me you'll grab those few moments in a queue to read it on your Kindle Reading App on your mobile, you'll gr [...]
I loved this book from the start. A journey to the new home of sisters Sam and Nessie gave us an insight straight away into their story; two very different sisters had inherited a pub from their father, who hadn’t been in their life for some twenty years. I am a sucker for stories on people who are taken out of their comfort zone in terms of the running of a small business, in particular those where there’s work to be done to the property, and so this was perfect for me. Add the beautiful, v [...]
I went into this book not really knowing what to expect. It was something I picked up on a whim while in ASDA a few days ago. But what I got from it wasn't all too surprising. I know it is just a novella, but honestly not much happened here. When I was finished it was shocked because it felt more like I was only at the beginning of a longer book. I'm glad I have the other books because I want to keep going. But if the other books are like this, it truly wasn't necessary to break them up the way [...]
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed ReviewsWhen sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it's not quite what they imagined - it's pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it's going to be a huge job to get it up and running again.It's just before Christmas but they are determined to relaunch on New Year's Eve, to bring the new year [...]
This is a lovely start to a brand new series, with a new to me author. Nessie and Sam are sisters, who are estranged from their father, but when he leaves them his pub in a small country village in Shropshire, they decide to leave their old lives behind and try to make a go of it. Arriving three weeks before Christmas, its clear the pub is in dire need of renovation. When they meet Frannie who runs the post office, she tells them that the grand opening is set for Boxing Day. Frannie is clearly i [...]
A must read Christmas book for all! Sam and Nessie have inherited the Star and Sixpence pub from their deadbeat alcoholic dad. The pub is the pillar of the local community, beloved by all. However when Sam and Nessie see it for the first time all they see is a run down pub which is in serious need of updating. While they make the modernisations to the pub they start offending the local community who like it just the way it is. Fitting in is hard to do in a new place let alone when you inadverten [...]
The third instalment of this series was given to as an ARC by Simon & Schuster, via NetGalley. Having read nothing of this series before I downloaded the previous parts so that I could start from beginning.As these books are very short I will be doing a review on the full series when it is finished, but these are my thoughts so far.The story is well written and easy to follow, sometimes things do get repeated but I feel this is due to the time lapse between the release dates of these novella [...]
This is the second book I've read recently along the lines of father dies and leaves property to daughter(s) who never really knew him. But they were very different!Nessie and Sam inherit their father's pub and set about opening it up once more. They are helped and hindered by locals and introduced to the beginnings of new romances. I liked the two different characters of Nessie and Sam - Sam is much bolder that Nessie and gets herself and the pub in trouble before theyve even started! But she w [...]
Nessie and Sam are sisters who are unexpectedly left a pub in a village in the middle of nowhere by a father they had not seen in years. They both have their reasons for leaving London and hope that this will be a fresh start. but will it work out when they start treading on the toes of influential villagers.Add the gorgeous Joss and Owen to the mix and will the sisters want to stay and work things outA lovely warm novella which is the first in a series and I am looking forward to the next insta [...]
A delightfully funny and romantic novella (the first of four) about two sisters who inherit a village pub and move from the city to run it. There's everything you could want from a cosy autumn read - mystery, sexy blacksmiths, eccentric locals, potential love interests, conflict and heartwarming scenes. A wonderfully escapist read that entertained and amused me and made me desperate to read the rest of the series.
Easy reading I picked this book from a list of books suggested to me by amazon, it had good reviews and it is easy to see why. I enjoyed it from the start and was very surprised to find myself at the end without a struggle. I would recommend this book to those readers that like chic lit.
Little Monkham has me gripped. I am enjoying the Star and Sixpence experience, already ordered the next in the series. What will the outcome be for Nessie and Sam, only way to find out is keep reading.lol
GoodThese books are best read in order. Enjoyable short story that was well written and easy to read. This book tells how Nessie and Sam came to Little Monkham and took over the pub. Lo'm king forward to reading more.
Enjoyed this first installment of this series. The Star and Sixpence is a pub that Sam and Nessie inherited from their late father and they are now trying to turn it around and to fit into village life. Some interesting characters and can't wait to discover the back stories to the main characters.
I was drawn to this book by its beautiful coverd even more taken in by the story. lovely characters just like ones in small village communities Loved that it was set in Gloucestershire. I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading the others in this series.
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