Thursday, 8 February 2018

Spring at Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett @Sarahlou_writes #BlogTour @NeverlandBT #Giveaway #Review

I'm thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Spring at Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett and sharing my review. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...

A season for change…?

Beth Reynolds loved growing up close to Eleanor’s Emporium – a bric-a-brac shop full of wonders on Lavender Bay. Devastated to learn that Eleanor has died, she returns home from London immediately and is shocked to discover that the elderly lady has left the shop to her!
Vowing to restore it to its former glory, she only intends to stay until the end of the season. Although the longer she spends in the colourful seaside town, the more she falls back in love with everything she left behind…and quite possibly, with her best friend Eliza’s older brother, local chef Sam Barnes!
Why didn’t she notice he was quite this gorgeous before? And will their spring fling be enough to convince her to stay?
Don’t miss Spring at Lavender Bay, the first book in the enchanting Lavender Bay trilogy! Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.
Book 1: Spring at Lavender Bay
Book 2: Summer at Lavender Bay

Book 3: Snowflakes at Lavender Bay

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So after reading the wonderful Butterfly Cove series I literally could not wait to read Sarah Bennett's new series. Spring at Lavender Bay is one of those stories where in no time at all I felt so at home in this wonderful community aswell as feeling part of a wonderful friendship that Beth, Eliza and Libby share. The characters are brought to life perfectly with it being the first book in the series it can be a fine line between introducing the characters but also getting the story just right and Sarah Bennett manages this brilliantly. Even the minor characters shine through and bring something lovely to the story. I have to mention Sam (I may be sighing okay swooning a little here) he is practically perfect along with being able to cook. I was pretty jealous that I couldn't try any of the gorgeous desserts. 

This story has a wonderful balance of love, friendship, emotional moments and a beautiful chemistry filled romance. Even though there is emotion there is also a positive and uplifting feeling throughout, making it a perfect combination for me! Sarah Bennett always manages to pull me fully into her stories with lovely friendships and that all important emotional connection. I was smiling away to myself while reading this book and after a day of running around this really was the perfect tonic to relax and unwind with, I loved it. I really can't wait for my next visit to Lavender Bay and to catch up with everyone!

A book to lose yourself in, it was so easy to be completely wrapped up in such a gorgeous and uplifting story. 

Five stars from me!

With thanks to Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours, Sarah Bennett & HQ Digital for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.

Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.

When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.

Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove trilogy, published by HQ Digital UK.
Her new series is set in the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Bay, and will follow the lives of three best friends - Beth, Eliza and Libby.



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