Monday, 21 May 2018

Book Review | Absent In The Spring By Carrie Elks

Paperback book of Absent In The Spring By Carrie Elks

A successful lawyer, and the eldest of four sisters, Lucy Shakespeare is used to being in control of everything and everyone around her, most particularly herself - until she meets the gorgeous Lachlan MacLeish.
Lachlan's hired Lucy because he needs the best. His inheritance is suddenly in doubt, thanks to his devious half-brother and there's no way he's going down without a fight. The very last thing he wants is a distraction, but as soon as he sees Lucy, he knows he's in trouble.
Despite their efforts to resist, it isn't long before Lachlan has Lucy longing to break all her careful rules. As they travel from Scotland, to Paris and on to New York, Lucy can't help but wonder: is it sometimes worth risking it all?

Absent In The Spring 
by Carrie Elks
  • Publisher: Piatkus (26 April 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 0349415544
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349415543

Amazon UK - Paperback / Kindle 
Waterstones - Paperback


I can't even begin to describe how honoured I was when Absent In The Spring dropped through my front door. I've had several books from publishers over the years but this is only the second on record which was completely unexpected. And I'm so grateful to have had the chance to read this wonderful book.

After reading A Summer's Lease I was already settled down and ready to jump straight into this instalment of the Shakespeare Sister series. The writing style is effortless and completely engaging, making every scene vivid in your mind as you read. 

Absent In The Spring follows the eldest of the four Shakespeare sisters, Lucy, as she travels over the world with her new hunk Lachlan. Despite his inheritance being tested and battled by his half brother, Lucy still drops her guard to give into her feelings for Lachlan. 

As much as I would have like to have accompanied the characters to New York, my heart stayed very much in Scotland where it all began. The scenery and images that Elk creates are so picture postcard perfect it is hard to leave that kind of reflection behind. 

In my opinion, Absent In The Spring has been an ideal follow up to the previous books in the Shakespeare Sister series and I can only look forward until the final sister gets her turn.

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