Today I'm helping Neverland Blog Tours kick off the new book by Sarah Bennet - Spring at Lavender Bay. There is also a very generous giveaway from the author so please make sure you scroll tp the end of this post and enter!
Spring at Lavender Bay
Lavender Bay, Book 1
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
Since reading and falling in love with the Butterfly Cove series, Sarah Bennett is fast becoming an author I look forward to reading, so when I saw that she had a new book out, I jumped at the chance to read and review it as part of the blog tour.
Spring at Lavender Bay tells Beth and Sam's story. I enjoyed the way Sarah wrote the book, giving us in insight to each of the characters seperately before bringing them together.
Beth works in London and lives in a grotty bedsit. She has a job that no longer gives her satisfaction and a boss that takes her for granted. Her Mother is living a life with her new husband abroad and to top it all off, Beth's boyfriend has dumped her.
The only thing good in her life is Eleanor - the woman that took Beth under her wing when her mum left, and her two best friends, Libby and Eliza.
However when a skype call to Libby and Eliza results in some unwanted news, Beth has to suddenly return to Lavender Bay which is also where Sam has returned to, putting his career dreams on hold to return to the pub his parents run to lend a hand after his Father has fallen unwell.
Beth and Sam once shared a kiss but with Sam being Eliza's brother, it has never been spoken about since. As events unfold Beth and Sam draw closer, but we are left wondering if Lavender Bay is a place they can both call home when a series of events threatens to push them apart.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spring at Lavender Bay and getting to know the familiar faces of the locals that I am sure will pop up in the next books.
Lavender Bay, as with Butterfly Cove offers a warm and welcoming environment and gives a story of love, friendship and an uplifting sense of belonging.
I can't wait for the next instalment!
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.
Amazon Audio Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spring-Lavender-Bay-Book/dp/B078Z1Y3LQ/
Spring at Lavender Bay Blog Tour Giveaway
Prize: Kindle Fire 7, Room Diffuser & L'Occitne Hand Cream Set