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A Country Dilemma

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Oh, I really wish I'd read the first two books in the series, as I think I would have enjoyed this one even more. However, the author did a sterling job of filling the reader in.

Lots of characters. Had trouble keeping them all straight - possibly because they'd been introduced and developed in the previous books.

All in all, a lighthearted read and with enough romance to keep me happy.
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I struggled with the 1st  half of this book slow burner for me but i kept going and it was ok but i wasn't fussed on the characters.
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I loved the first 2 novels from the series and it was great to be back at Treweham Hall. 

I liked how some of the characters' backstory was revisited as it has been awhile since book 2 and I needed to refresh my memory. 

A Country Dilemma is full of Sasha Morgan's signature style, love of the Cotswolds and a laid-back life that characters often dream of but don't always get. 

I was sad when Dermot decided to sell up, happy for his daughter's wedding and hopeful then sympathetic for the new owner. 

Sasha Morgan creates a real sense of community with individual characters: some are quirky, some are serious and some are fun while others are vulnerable. 

A Country Dilemma is a quick paced novel and I wanted to know what would happen. Predictable in parts but with well-placed cliffhangers, I was entertained til the end. 

Thanks to Sasha Morgan and Aria for my ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. 

3.5 stars
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I have read and loved Sasha's previous two books and I couldn't wait to get hold of a copy of her latest novel.  Well ladies and gents the wait is over because Sasha's latest novel called 'A Country Dilemma' was released today (20th February 2020).  It's another cracking read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single minute of it, but more about that in a bit.
This book came along at the right time for me.  I was feeling a little low and in need of a light hearted read that would distract me from my own problems.  'A Country Dilemma' certainly ticked both boxes.  It didn't take me long at all to immerse myself in the story.  As soon as I started to read, I knew that this was going to be one heck of a read and I was spot on.  I immersed myself in the story so much that I forgot all about my problems.  I couldn't read the book over the course of a single day but I did manage to read the book over the course of a few days.  It was easy to remember at which stage I was at with the story and I didn't have to reread parts.  (Quite often if I have to put the book down for any length of time then I have to reread the previous two pages to remind myself what was happening).  'A Country Dilemma' was a fun and light hearted read.
'A Country Dilemma' is well written but then I find Sasha's books to be well written.  She has a writing style that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with.  She draws you into the story by creating likeable characters, setting the story in an idyllic sounding setting and giving her characters believable storylines.  I was addicted to this story from the first page onwards.  Sasha writes so convincingly and realistically that I really did feel as though I was part of the story and that I lived in Treweham myself.  I even began comparing the residents of Treweham to the residents of the village where I live.  Sasha has perfectly captured village life.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'A Country Dilemma' and I would recommend it to other readers.  I look forward to reading more of Sasha's work in the future.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.
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This really wasn’t one for me, I just found it fell a bit flat , the characters, the story it just felt one dimensional and superficial, I like superficial generally, but just couldn’t connect with this one.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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Christie and Daniel both find themselves in the village of Treweham in the Cotswolds. She's moved to buy and run the Templar, a dream she thought she shared with her husband.  Not. Now she's got the whole thing on her plate alone. Daniel is looking for a good place for his daughter Emily.  Oh, and he's an architect.  This is one of those takes a village romances that is fine as a standalone if you haven't read the earlier books.  It's light and a tad predictable but a good read for a lazy day.  Thanks to net galley for the ARC.
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An entertaining and engrossing read with a great story line and a well thought cast of characters.
I liked the setting, the characters and the storytelling.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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Oh Christie and David – both so broken by their own separate experiences, but determined to move forward with reworked dreams and chances for new lives.  With Christie’s soon to be ex-husband moving on with a co-worker and leaving her to fend for herself with the pub in the Cotswolds, The Templar, she’s hoping that Dermot will agree to help her transition into ownership, at least until his daughter Finula’s wedding.  

David is searching for a quiet place to raise his daughter Emily, as he hopes to gain custody from her mother and the latest boyfriend. He’s readjusted his work, made accommodations to be a full-time parent, and just may have found the perfect place in the old Keeper’s Cottage at the edge of Treweham Hall.  

Oh this was fun – we get a snapshot of time in the village, with stories from the racing stable as well as Sebastian’s reworking of the Folly to present Shakespeare, Tobias and Megan with their little baby Eddie, Finula and Marcus and his newest documentary – the characters intertwine and react to both Christie and David, particularly after a tragedy, that shows the beauty of the people – their openness and warmth, and the welcoming (if more than occasionally intimidating because of the breadth of ‘knowing’) that is to be found. Everyone is happy to see others succeed, determined to make choices that are right for themselves and their families, and a bit of ‘possibility for more” left to the readers imagination.  A lovely little “escape” series that will leave you smiling with plenty of new friends to enjoy. 

I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Review first appeared at   I am, Indeed 
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The new lady owner of the Cotswolds countryside pub in Treweham meets a young man who needs a new home for himself and his daughter. This is a great tale of the lives of the locals and newbies entwining around and helping each other. This is another fantastic novel penned by Sasha Morgan and I give it 5 stars. This is the first book I have read of hers but I will be on the lookout for more. This has been very well written and I can recommend everyone to read this and enjoy it as I have done.
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Such a great read. The plot and storyline were very well done. I Could not put it down. Read in one day.
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Quirky and creative. A very enjoyable and actually quite inspiring read about hard work, positivity and not giving up! The plot was interesting, the characters well developed and it could even make a decent chick flick film. Definitely would recommend to friends for a curl up, chill out novel.
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This book caught my attention due to its cover that is so beautiful. I started to read it enthusiastically but at last I lost my interesting on it. I think it is a well-written story although very predictable. 
It is a feel-good romcom that it hasn’t appealed to me enough maybe because I haven’t read the previous ones and I wasted time thinking about what really happened with this character to get this current point.
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he third instsllment of this book by Sasha Morgan was just as good as the other too! Loved the introduction of new characters to the picturesque village! Of course Tresham
Hall and The Templar Bar was where most things happen! Look forward to another series written by this author
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I really enjoyed this book so much.  It has a really great plot, superb main characters and I read it in one sitting.  I would highly recommend this book.
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Christie and her husband decide to relocate to Trewham in the heart of the Cotswolds. Their mission is to buy the village pub, The Templar but at the last minute, her husband reveals he no longer is interested and pulls out, leaving Christie with the only option open to her to go it alone. When she arrives she is greeted by Dermot the owner she is buying from, with his support she decides to give it a go.

Daniel is looking for a secure place to raise his little girl Emily, being in a custody battle with his ex-wife he needs somewhere stable to set down roots and prove to the judge that he is the better parent to care for Emily rather than her spiteful mother.

Daniel and Christie strike up a good friendship, her renovating the rooms in The Templar and him using his skills as a designer. 

This book is a continuation of life in Trewham, set around the horse racing set.  It refers back to previous books with familiar characters popping up. I really enjoyed it and found it easy reading.
Thank you, NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Loved reading this story. It was a perfect escape as I read it over a busy Christmas time. I enjoyed the stories of the different characters and how they intertwined as they went about their lives in the Cotswold village. I enjoyed being led through Christie's journey from her arrival at The Templar pub in a state of disaray to... well, I won't spoil the ending for you.
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This was painful to read, it didn't resonate with me for a long list of reasons. 

The characterisation was one dimensional and felt really fake. The characters themselves were bland and uninteresting. The story was too much, half the characters should have been culled from the book to engage the reader more. The descriptions were either overblown or lacking in detail - there was no middle ground.  And, the spice the author apparently specialises in was so bad it was almost funny, full of cliches. 

This wasn't for me at all. 

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital copy in exchange for a full and honest review.  All opinions are my own.
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The first book in this series that I have read, but I don't think it mattered. 

Christie had bought the Templar pub with her husband. When she finds out he is cheating on her she goes ahead with buying it anyway, and sets out on her new life alone.

Alongside the story of Christie, and Daniel who she meets in the pub, the book is a catch up on the lives of those in the village - I assume they have all had their own books prior to this one.

A fun and entertaining read.
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This is a wonderful book, about a village and the people who live there. There is love in this village, family love as well as romantic love. There’s also support of friends and neighbors as well as family members in times of need. This book is about how with kindness and support, people are able to deal with the pain in life as well as the joy. Overcoming the difficulties the people face are also a part of this story.

The writer draws the reader into the story keeping them hooked. 

I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
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I didn’t really enjoy this. The author bio mentions that the author writes romantic fiction with a bit of “spice” but the spice fell flat for me and was almost laughably bad. Lots of the language and descriptions used in the sex scenes read like bad satire. 

On top of that none of the characters resonated with me and they all seemed stiff, formal, and fake. Way too much going on in one book to get the reader comfortable and interested in one set of characters. A lot of the dialogue was also stiff and formal, like the “spice” scenes. 

This one just didn’t work for me. My copy was provided by NetGalley for review all opinions are my own.
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