When it comes to feel-good romantic stories you can’t beat Molly Johnson.
Sunshine over Wildflower Cottage tells the story of Viv who takes a job at Wildflower Cottage animal sanctuary. She’s actually hiding a very big secret, but finds herself growing more attached to the place and people every day. Alongside this we also follow the story of her mum, Stel, who is embarking on a new romance; but will it be as disastrous as her previous relationships have all proven to be?
What starts out as a light-hearted book also actually carries some very heavy themes about abusive and controlling relationships, particularly shown through the sub-plot.
One of my favourite things about Molly Johnson’s stories is that they don’t just focus on romance but also on the power of female friendship and support, and this one is no different. In fact I’d be inclined to say this is a story that is far more about friendships than it is about romance and it is this that makes it well worth a read.