The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor #Review

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We all love a bit of magic don’t we? Well I certainly do The Cottingley Secret took me right back to my childhood where we follow a beautiful mesmerizing, enchanting, magical story.

The story alternates between the two timelines and starts off in Cottingley Yorkshire august 1921 with a prologue that will make you fall in love with this story. We then transported to Ireland in the present day where we meet 35 year old Olivia Kavanagh. Who doesn’t believe in happy endings. She inherits her grandfather’s old bookshop and has some decisions to make. Olivia finds an old manuscript and photograph in the book shop about two young cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright who announce they have taken photographs of fairies at the bottom of the garden.

The Cottingley Secret is based around the Cottingley fairy photographs which some of you may have heard of but I must admit I had never heard of them until reading this.

I cannot begin to tell you how beautifully written this story is and it isn’t normally my kind of read. But the whole fairy tale storyline totally sold it to me and I sure as hell wasn’t disappointed

This is definitely a book that you can curl up on a sofa and read which takes you into another world. I absolutely adored it everything about it. Which I highly recommend giving it 5 massive stars.

Thank you to HarperCollins and Netgalley for a copy in exchange for a honest unbiased review.

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