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The Villa of Dreams by Lucy Coleman **Book Review** @rararesources

TGIF!

This book was such a wonderful escape! So nice that we still are able to travel through the pages of books, even though we’re not supposed to leave the house. 😷

The Villa of Dreams

‘Beautifully written, comforting and utterly uplifting, Lucy Coleman’s stories are the perfect tonic when life is a little grey.’ Holly Martin

Seren Maddison left behind a rainy Britain to follow her dreams and live and work in Lisbon. The vibrancy, the beautiful scenery and the sunshine, made her fall in love and she knew, instantly, that it would be her forever home.

International artist Reid Henderson has homes in Lisbon and London. Following his painful divorce, his dream is to turn his luxurious home into an art school and gallery.

When Seren and Reid first meet there is an instant attraction, but they are both people who have been hurt, and each have dreams that are so far apart, they aren’t even on the same page. 

Can they enjoy one summer of happiness together, as life bestows a gift of memories to cherish for the rest of their lives? Or is their destiny to chart a path into the future, in a home where dreams can come true?

Seren and Reid may be about to discover that love is as much about what you are prepared to give up, as what you are prepared to keep hold of.

Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to sun-drenched Portugal where true love really can conquer all, and home is where the heart is. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft.

My Thoughts

A lovely little escape! Lucy Coleman swept me away to Lisbon Portugal with her vivid storytelling. Seren is tired of working for her father and is in need of a change. So she packs up and relocate to Portugal from England. she begins working as a event planner for an art gallery in charge of an ambitious project involving three vastly different artists. One of the artist Reid catches Seren’s I, but it’s complicated. Lucy’s stories always have such an incredible sense of place. her passion and research of Portugal really shown through on the pages of this book. Seren completely embraced her new country and culture. I truly felt that was the best part of this book. Seren Foley immersing herself in this new culture and really trying to completely assimilate. The art was also extremely interesting especially Seren’s own personal art. I also always love reading books that include event planning, I never understand this because I’m not a big event planner? But apparently I really love reading books about people planning things, go figure. The romance was slow burning and very understated. I really liked both Seren and Reid and wanted them to find their happily ever after, but for me it was not the driving force in the story. A nice little getaway to Portugal from the comfort of my couch.

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio – 

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Summer in Provence and Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys.

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The Spark by Jules Wake **Book Review** @rararesources @onemorechapter

happy Friday all!

hope life is treating you well! This was such a great book a little different look at romance.🎇

The Spark

Jess is falling for Sam.

Sam is falling for Jess.

But it seems life will do whatever it takes to make them fall apart.

When Jess and Sam lock eyes at a party, a spark ignites. The spark. But love at first sight isn’t like the movies, especially when Sam’s ex, Victoria, is determined to make their honeymoon period a living hell.

Is love at first sight enough?

My Thoughts

Love is complicated! Jess meets Sam and there is an instant SPARK. The problem is Sam has a girlfriend victoria. But after Jess and Sam’s paths cross a couple more times Sam realizes he cannot get Jess out of his mind and ends his four year relationship with victoria. Jess and Sam start dating, but victoria is not having it. Can love at first sight be true? And can true love truly conquer all?

This was such a great book but I had so many mixed thoughts. Jess and Sam really were perfectly suited for one another and I love them together. At first I felt bad for victoria, I mean no one likes their heart being broken. But then the girl had no shame and was downright evil when it came to Jess. having been both the new girlfriend and ex-girlfriend this book brought back a lot of memories, good and bad. I do have to say though Sam needed to stand up for Jess more and Sam’s mom needed to stop overstepping. there were several awkward moments in this book where I felt so bad for Jess. this was a well told thought provoking Romance that really touched on how all aspects of our lives -our family our jobs are friends- lend to how we are in relationships.

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*** Big thank you to One More Chapter for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio – 

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her creative writing skills. 

She writes best-selling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2019 with Notting Hill in the Snow. 

Under her pen name Julie Caplin, she also writes the warm and witty Romantic Escapes series.  

Between them, the two Js have written sixteen novels, The Spark being the latest. 

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