Book Review: The House that Sat Down – Book 2 – Restoration by Alice May @rararesources

The House That Sat Down Trilogy


Let us return to the crumbling, cob cottage in the country, with our intrepid heroine and Restoration: More tales from the house that sat downher hilarious family!
They’re about to start rebuilding their home and their lives. Of course, nothing is going to go smoothly for them, is it?
In this sequel to ‘Accidental Damage – tales from the house that sat down’ we accompany our heroine on her journey as she bravely battles to restore everything that she loves; often against the odds and with a liberal sprinkling of humour, art and home-made cookies along the way.
One thing is for sure, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

The second of Alice May’s award winning debut series. Written in her unique and compelling style, this author and artist returns with the much anticipated sequel to Accidental Damage – Tales from the house that sat down.

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Thank you to the Author and Rachels Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Restoration is the second book in “The House That Sat Down” series and it is most definitely a worthy sequel. I think for this you would need to read the first in the series but as I loved ‘Accidental Damage’ I would recommend to read it anyway. What has really stood out to me with this book series is the humor that shines through to what is a stressful situation. Not only am I really enjoying seeing how our heroine and family deal with pretty much homelessness but just the spirit the author is able to put this across.

Rating: 4/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

About the Author

I am a multi-tasking parent to four not-so-small children, and I am fortunate enough to be married to (probably) the most patient man on the planet.  We live in, what used to be, a ramshackle old cottage in the country. Our house began to fall down out of the blue one day, which resulted in the whole family living in a tent in the back garden for quite some time, while we worked out how to rebuild our home.

A few years afterwards, I decided to write a book and, once I started, I found I couldn’t stop.

Inspired by true-life events ‘Accidental Damage – tales from the house that sat down’ wouldn’t leave me alone until it was written.

Within six months of self-publishing my novel, I was delighted to learn that it had won two ‘Chill with a Book Awards’. This was a massive honour and motivated me to continue writing. Accidental Damage became the first book in a trilogy.

The Omnibus edition of all three books in the House That Sat Down Trilogy is now available via Amazon in both paperback and kindle format.


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