Review: Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson


Escape to Wildflower Cottage this summer with the brilliant new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Teashop on the Corner and Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café.

Viv doesn’t like animals. And the feeling is mutual: animals seem to hate Viv too. So when she applies for a job at Wildflower Cottage, a tumbledown animal sanctuary which caters for a variety of unloved animals, she is not sure she will fit in. But then she catches sight of Heath, the owner, and things start looking up…

Geraldine runs the Wildflower Cottage sanctuary. She’s a woman who has a secret in her past and who was drawn to the sanctuary just as Viv was. But her sanctuary is about to come under threat. Can she keep her past a secret and her future safe?

Back home, Viv’s mother Stel thinks she might have found a man who will treat her right for once. Ian is kind, considerate, and clearly head over heels for her. That’s what she has wanted all along, isn’t it…?


I am such a massive fan of Milly Johnson and she has totally excelled herself yet again with this book.

As an author she offers so much more than the usual boy meet girl, girl hates boy but girl loves boy in the end kind of story.

This book goes a bit darker than that.  It shows that everybody has a past no matter how perfect they appear to be! It’s gritty yet still has a lightness to it that makes it so easy to get involved with and read quickly.

What the synopsis doesn’t tell you is it’s so much more than the stories of Viv, Geraldine and Stel.  It has lots of different story lines as well around Stel’s group of friends which are excellently interwoven into the main storyline.

The author keeps your attention throughout by dropping little hints of what’s to come before she drops that bombshell! The end of the story moves quickly to a massive climax that, unknowingly to the main characters, links them forever.

This book will make you rage, laugh and cry which is a testement to Milly Johnson’s ability as a writer to really make you feel for the characters in her novels.



Disclosure:  The Pursuit of Bookiness received a copy of this book free of charge.  All opinions are our own.

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