- Title: The Ticklemore Treasure Trove
- Author: Liz Davies
- Publisher: Lilac Tree Books on June 1, 2021
- Genre: Cozy Romance (Contemporary)
- Pages: 221
- Formats Available: Paperback & Digital
- Rating: 4/5
Trigger Warnings: Childhood Cancer, Death of a Child
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The Ticklemore Treasure Trove Blurb
Nell Chapman has always assumed that one (or the other) of her twin sons would help run her antique shop once they finished university. The boys, however, have other plans, when they announce they’re going backpacking for a year, leaving Nell feeling bereft and lonely.
Not only that, but with their father (her lying, cheating ex-husband) back on the scene and demanding half of the business, there might not be anything left for her boys to help manage when they return.
However, she hasn’t counted on the unexpected support of local landscape artist, Silas Long. And neither has she considered the possibility she might fall in love again – especially since Silas is so distant and moody, and has his own cross to bear.
Should Nell take a chance and risk her heart, or should she leave well alone? And why has Silas painted her portrait if he doesn’t feel anything for her?
A perfect romantic read for fans of Heidi Swain and Sarah MorganProvided by Rachel’s Random Resources for Tour Purposes
Liz Davies brings back her delightful Ticklemore series with The Ticklemore Treasure Trove. Once again, we have a lovely older couple who find their second chance at love. Our old favorites are still in town, with a few new characters to liven the place up a bit.
Nell Chapman owns the Ticklemore Treasure Trove, an antique store with a lovely surprise inside. Silas Long is an artist who lives in a cozy cottage on the outskirts of the village. He also runs the local art gallery. Nell and Silas know each other from around town but never had much interaction until now. Silas sees Nell on one of her worst days then can’t get her out of his mind. The rest, as they say, is history.
Nell is such a fun character. I enjoyed reading her story. I understand her sadness as she watches her adult twin boys leave the nest. And, her ex-husband Riley is a real piece of work. Silas took me a little longer to warm up to. He is sullen, with good reason, but I didn’t know how to relate to his anguish. But, as he realized his love for Nell, he became a favorite.
The Treasure Trove is one of those places that I could spend hours perusing the unique items. Nell finds most of her treasures at boot sales. I love a good boot sale, though we call them yard sales over here. So, I felt at home in Nell’s little shop. We got to revisit the tavern and Bookylicious, the local coffee house. I enjoyed the trip back to the old haunts.
It brings me great pleasure to award The Ticklemore Treasure Trove 4 out of 5 stars. I love reading about older couples, and this series does a fantastic job of giving us that. I recommend this novel to romance readers who enjoy a small-town feel. Plus, the characters can’t help being loveable.
About the Author – Liz Davies
Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.
She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.