Release date: February 2, 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital
Genre: Chick Lit
Blurb: 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
I’m delighted to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Spring at Lavender Bay today!
I became a fan of Sarah Bennett last year when I jumped in part way in her Butterfly Cove series so I was so pleased to be able to start her new series at the first book. She has a lovely way with words and writes the sweetest romances with realistic and wholly relatable characters that you can’t help but fall in love with! Add in an idyllic, quaint setting and you have the perfect recipe for a charming read.
This book introduces us to three friends, Libby, Eliza and Beth and focuses primarily on Beth though it provides enough of an introduction to both the residents of Lavender Bay and the town itself that I’m eager to see what happens in the next two books. Beth was a sweet person and I loved her friendship with Libby and Eliza, they have a blast together and have genuine relationships. As much as this is a romance there is a heavy emphasis on the importance of female friendships and a strong sense of community spirit and goodwill as well making it a perfect read for those that don’t want a cheesy, over the top romance novel. There’s a bit of drama as well to keep things interesting and the dash of romance was a combination of sweet and spicy with a side of adorable. I can’t wait to read the next book this summer!
Spring at Lavender Bay in three words: Cute, Picturesque and Endearing.
About the Author:
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.