The one where it’s cover reveal time for New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow

Any readers with an eagle-eye may have already spotted it lurking on Amazon for a few weeks but I’m thrilled to be able to officially reveal the gorgeous new cover and the blurb for the second book in my Hedgehog Hollow series: New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow.

What do you think? Isn’t it just so gorgeous and reminiscent of sunny spring days? Boldwood Books certainly know how to produce some absolute stunners. This may be my new favourite so far.

Time-wise, the story picks up immediately where the first book – Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow – ends and covers the whole of May and into June at Hedgehog Hollow. I’ve included a recap from Book 1 but I would suggest this is a book best enjoyed after reading Book 1 as it is properly a series.

The cover shows Samantha sat on a bench with Misty-Blue the cast, overlooking Thomas’s meadow at Hedgehog Hollow.

Who are the new arrivals in the title? Samantha, our heroine from Book 1, is a new arrival herself, settling into her new home and, of course, there are lots of hedgehogs because Hedgehog Hollow Rescue Centre is now officially open for business.

There were five hedgehogs in the first book – Spikette, Mr Snuffles, Sonic, Mrs Tiggy Winkle and Quilly – and a few readers said they wished there’d been more. Regrettably, I couldn’t include more because the centre only officially opened for business at the very end of the book but Book 2 is packed to bursting with hedgehogs. And – even more of a treat – there are hoglets in it too because New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow covers babies season! So cute!

If you’d like to know more about a year in the life of a hedgehog, I’ve blogged about that today on Boldwood’s blog and you can access the post here.

This story isn’t just Samantha’s; it’s Josh’s too. He’s another new arrival at Hedgehog Hollow and the book is told in dual perspective.

Here’s the blurb:

With new arrivals comes new responsibilities…

The sun is shining, wild flowers are blooming and Hedgehog Hollow is officially open for business.

For Samantha, the proud owner of this beautiful rescue centre, life has never been busier. But with an influx of new hogs and hoglets to take care of, not to mention a full-time job and ongoing family issues, can she accept the possibility that she has taken on more than she can handle?

Fortunately, she has the love of her life, Josh, by her side for support and encouragement. But Josh has his own family troubles to deal with. And soon he must decide if he’s ready to do the one thing he swore he’d never do – forgive his father.

For both Samantha and Josh it’s a season of change and for figuring out whether the past can ever truly be forgotten.

If I’ve whet your appetite, you can pre-order New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow for Kindle download here. It’s also now available for pre-order on AppleBooks and Kobo.

Released on 7th January 2021, it will be available as a paperback, large print edition, physical audio and audio download as well as appearing on Spotify. Lots of options whatever your reading or listening preferences! Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow is also available in all these formats.

Big hugs

Jessica xx

5 thoughts on “The one where it’s cover reveal time for New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow

    • Ha ha ha. I must have read your mind! Thank you so much. I’m ridiculously nervous now. So many readers loved Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow and I’m hoping they’ll love this story just as much. I’m a third of the way through writing the third and there’s a teaser at the end of book 2 about who that one might focus on. Still Samantha but also one other person! xx

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      • I’m sure it will be great. Samantha and Josh are such rich characters that there is a lot to tell still where they are concerned. Plus it will be lovely to read more about their relationship. Ooh I’m so excited. Lol.


  1. “Bursting with hedgehogs”….not a comment one would often read!
    I really warmed to Josh’s character in book 1 so it’s good to read that his story will feature in book 2.
    It’s so important for a reader to find that they care about the characters.
    January is my least favourite month of the year so it’s great to have book 2 to look forward to.

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    • It felt like an appropriate descriptor given their spiky spines!
      Yes, January can feel very dull and a release of 7th Jan is so perfect for just after the decorations come down which is always a sad moment … but readers can now throw themselves into spring!

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