Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland


Samantha has a secret. Returning home from her dream honeymoon to the normality of running her beloved Hedgehog Hollow rescue centre, she’s ready for the next chapter of her life with Josh. Or is she? Samantha is hiding something which could forever change the dreams they shared and bring their happy ever after crashing to the ground.

Lauren has given up on love. Twenty-six years ago the love of her life, Shaun, left her a note and was never seen again. Two painful divorces later she still can’t face opening up to anyone. But little does Lauren know that the closure she’s dreamt of for all these years may be closer than she thinks, and perhaps the only way to let new love in is to forgive and forget.

Samantha and Lauren will need the love and support from the Hedgehog Hollow family more than ever. After all, some dreams are worth chasing…


Self confessed Jessica Redland addict, devotee and general lover of any series she puts in print. You therefore won’t be surprised when I say I loved this , but I’m also hesitant as the next book is the last in the series and I don’t want this wonderful world, one of my happy places to end.

I suppose I should restrain my grieving and tell you how amazing this is, because as always Jessica has given us another fantastic book, you could possibly get away with reading this as a stand-alone but I don’t know why you’d want to. I thoroughly recommend starting at the beginning and experiencing the joy of meeting all the characters, this village for the first time.

In this book we get Lauren’s story and trust me it’s unexpected, it’s interesting and we get answers, decisions and ultimately we get to know Lauren so much better, there are the cameos from old favourite faces – I love seeing how they’re getting on and growing, of course, the prerequisite support cast of unique characters, adorable people you want to take home as your own friends and the most fabulous community spirit.

Jessica’s books are always so complex, not just a light romance here, Jessica regularly has me in tears, she covers with sensitivity story lines of ‘real life’ problems, she always breaks my heart and somehow manages to rebuild it for me by the end and then I’m crying tears again but at least they’re the happy kind.

I will always recommend a Jessica Redlands book to anyone, especially anyone who needs an uplifting read, a book to give you a hug , one that although may hurt at some points you know you’ll be better for it by the end. This and most of Jessica’s books are a friend when you really need one.

Thanks to netgalley , Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for a free copy in return for an honest review

About the Author

Jessica Redland writes emotional but uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast where she lives with her husband, daughter and sprocker spaniel. Her Hedgehog Hollow series, set in a hedgehog rescue centre, takes readers into the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

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2 thoughts on “Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland”

  1. Aw, thank you so much for your gorgeous review for Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow and for your very kind words about my books. Really appreciate that. Delighted you loved Lauren’s story and your fifth trip to Hedgehog Hollow and I hope you enjoy the final part just as much. And I promise more lovely stories to come 🙂 x

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    1. Every word of my review is thoroughly deserved, I’m so looking forward to the next book and although a little sad for it to end, I’m definitely looking forward to exciting new characters, places and community I will get to meet along the way , never stop being amazing and creative 🥰

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