Monday, 19 February 2018

Book Review | Spring At Lavender Bay

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?

Spring At Lavender Bay
by Sarah Bennett

  • Publisher: HQ Digital (22 Feb. 2018)
  • ASIN: B075HPQM4
  • Rating: 4/5

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Spring At Lavender Bay is the perfect start to a brand new series from Sarah Bennett.

The idyllic setting on the coast offers a peaceful getaway from the city, but with all the nosey busy bodies sticking their noses in. Something you come to expect from a small community, especially when there's a town improvement committee.

Beth inherits a bric a brac store in Lavender Bay at a time where her job, and co workers, are taking the biscuit. Throwing it in, she relocates to her old stomping ground to do up her new legacy. Unsure whether she will stay, there are many residents who are delighted in her return, possibly no one more than Sam. 

Romantic love interest of Spring At Lavender Bay, Sam is a talented chef with a bundle of great ideas to help bring his parents' pub in to the modern era. A stubborn father and caring mother later, his plans start to see a little daylight. 

Flirting with the lines of friendship, Beth and Sam try to keep their distance but it becomes more and more difficult to stay on the friendship side of the line. Their relationship is a delight to read about, and something which definitely stands out from the rest of the book. 

Spring At Lavender Bay has been a warm and comfortable read which has set me up ready for the rest of the Lavender Bay series to emerge. My only downfall is that the character development sections are sometimes a little too lengthy for my liking. Leaving me idly skimming a few pages to get back to the story. Apart from that, Spring At Lavender Bay is an absolute winner.  

If learning new skills is a winner when picking your next book, The Garden Of Small Beginnings should be something you'd enjoy.

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