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Starcross Manor (Love Heart Lane Series, #4) by Christie Barlow

Starcross Manor


Dying to know more about the brooding and mysterious Flynn Carter and the secrets behind his plans for Starcross Manor?

You won’t want to miss the next spellbinding chapter in the Love Heart Lane series – where friends are there for you no matter what.

When Julia Coleman meets Flynn Carter again in the cosy village of Heartcross it can only mean trouble. Flynn might be rich, brooding and sexy, but Julia knows first-hand he’s ruthless and she plans to watch his every move.

When Julia discovers Flynn’s plans for beautiful Starcross Manor her greatest fears come true.  Because Flynn’s dreams of turning Starcross into a luxury hotel could ruin Julia’s dreams…and finish off the community of Heartcross for good.

Flynn makes it clear he doesn’t want trouble, and he’s not the man Julia thinks he is.  As he sets about convincing the community he’s changed, he hopes he can convince Julia to give him another chance too…


And yet another author to add to my favorites list. Christie Barlow has a wonderful way of making the reader feel like they are immersed in the beautiful town of Heartcross enjoying the amazing weather, the gorgeous scenery, and fantastic hospitality.

Julia is a proud and successful bed and breakfast owner who is understandably concerned about the handsome millionaire Flynn Carter’s new venture of transforming Starcross Manor into a five-star motel. After all, she was privy a few years ago to his questionable business methods of taking what he wants. Not to mention, his callousness at dumping her best friend the day of her wedding. However, he’s been nothing but kind and generous to her since she met him again in Heartcross. Could she be wrong about him?

Julia and Flynn are both very likable characters. Julia is part of a great community and has many friends in town. After all, they give her an amazing 40th birthday party and help her when she desperately needs it. However, it is Flynn who is my favorite character in this book. His assistance with her birthday celebration is romantic and very telling, and he proves himself to be the man to go to in a crisis and goes above and beyond for Julia and the town. Flynn is a keeper.

The author’s descriptive narrative and relatable characters make this a delightful and compelling story about love, trust, and community.  If you enjoy beautiful settings, intriguing characters, and budding romances, give this book a try.  I would definitely love to visit Heartcross and enjoy the food, the people, and the atmosphere. 

Thank you to Ms. Barlow for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Christie BarlowChristie Barlow is the number 1 International bestselling author of ten bestsellers including A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane, and Clover Cottage. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada & Australia.

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