BOOK CLUB: Water Under The Bridge

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Author: Lily Malone
ISBN: 9781489250469
RRP: $29.99
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

Lily Malone is a West Australian author who writes captivating contemporary romances with in-depth characterisation and an intense attention to detail. She is an author who has been on my radar for a couple of years but I have never quite got as far as picking up one of her books.

Water Under the Bridge is the latest release by Lily Malone, published by Harlequin Mira, and it’s the first of a three book series set in the fictional West Australian town of Chalk Hill. The first of three, that’s enough to excite me. It means a whole town of characters that we will get to know, and hopefully love, as we follow their lives through more than one story.

Ella Davenport avoids swimming pools since leaving the world of competitive swimming so when she picks a new career selling property she chooses a town far from the water and devoid of swimming pools.  She’s still learning the real estate trade but is determined and persistent.

Jake Honeychurch is forced to sell his nanna’s house, against all of his own wishes, so he lists it with the rookie and asks way too much. What better way to make it difficult to sell.

This is a contemporary small town story so of course there are developers sniffing around, and their eye is on Honeychurch House. Ella has her hands full negotiating to close her first sale and readers will travel the rocky road of her new career path with her, and all the Chalk Hill residents as she discovers whether or not she can take a chance at a new start.

I look forward to curling up with Water Under the Bridge sometime very soon, but in the meantime 20 of our Beauty and Lace Club members are already reading Water Under the Bridge thanks to Harlequin, so please be aware there may be spoilers in the comments below.

Water Under the Bridge is available now through Harlequin and from Angus and Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

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20 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Water Under The Bridge

  1. This is the first time I have read one of Lily Malone’s book.
    And it was fantastic!
    So thank you Beauty and Lace and Harlequin for sending me this book to read.

    Lily captured me early on in the novel with Ella’s story.

    I was hooked and addicted

    Thanks xx

  2. “Water under the Bridge” by Lily Malone is lovely tale that I felt moved along at a beautiful pace but did not give me that feeling of not wanting to put it down or read through the night. It is based in the beautiful fictional town of Chalk Hill and is the first in what will be a three-book series based on this delightful town and characters.

    Ella Davenport is the main character of the novel – a woman with a past that she is running from, whilst trying to find her feet in a new career in real estate after being a professional swimmer. She moves to Chalk Hill to start over with her son Sam a moody teenager not happy at his Mum moving them to the middle of nowhere and not having time for him like she use to. As you progress through the novel you are given snippets that tell the story of why her Olympic dream was shattered and why she wants to stay out of the water for good.

    Jack Honeychurch is determined to not sell his Nanna’s house and this is how he meets Ella as the house becomes his first listing. Why does he not want to sell? this is another story told through the novel.

    The book introduces you to the people of Chalk Hill and the place becomes another character.

    Thank you Harlequin Books and Beauty and Lace for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  3. Water Under the Bridge is a good read. Ella Davenport made a bad decision ruin her chance of gold. All she has left is to be a real estate agent to sell Jakes mothers place. He really doesn’t want to sell the house so he sidetracks the negotiations with Ella.

  4. Well written and very enjoyable. As a country girl I can relate to this in so many ways.
    I recommend this to anyone who likes a story of romance with a happy ending, and a few curves in between.
    Thank you to Harlequin Publishing and Beauty and Lace for the advance copy.

  5. What a beautiful love story.

    Water under the bridge is the first novel I have read of Lily Malone, and I look forward to reading more!

    Ella and Jake are both strong characters in this novel who fall in love with one another. But they both have secrets that keep them apart.

    Love, lust, sex and passion ………..

    Thank you beauty and lace xx

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