Spring at Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett
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?
The emporium is the sort of place I could spend hours in! Lavender Bay itself sounds lovely and I’m looking forward to reading more about it in the rest of the series.
Beth and Sam have a certain charisma together and I enjoyed their various trials and tribulations as the story unfolded. I was left wondering about the sub-plot with the property developer, but maybe this is explored more fully in the next in the series. And that’s what is so great about it – not everything is nicely wrapped up, so there’s plenty of scope to revisit Lavender Bay in the future!
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. You can connect with her via twitter @Sarahlou_writes or on Facebook www.facebook.com/SarahBennettAuthor Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove trilogy, published by HQ Digital UK. You can also look forward to a new series coming in 2018, set in the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Bay.