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Snowflakes at Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett

Title: Snowflakes at Lavender Bay

Author: Sarah Bennett

Publisher: HQ Digital 

Published: November 8th, 2018

Rating: 4.5/5

Well, the synopsis says it all – this truly is a delightful contemporary festive romance and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Set in the small community of Lavender Bay, it has Owen Coburn visiting in the hope of discovering more about his mother after obtaining a copy of his birth certificate. He grew up in care after being abandoned as a baby and had a difficult hildhood. Despite this, he has made a success of his life, starting and growing his own construction business, but he still feeds the need to discover more about his mother. Whilst visiting for the first time he meets a young lady he likens to a pixie. She’s Libby Stone and their initial interaction is anything but friendly! That, however, changes as the attraction between the two grows. Unfortunately, Libby’s Dad has plans she is unaware of that involve Owen…..will secrets bring the two together or drive them apart? As the group of friends and the community work together can Owen discover what it is like to belong, at last? Will they discover more about his mother and why she abandoned him?

This is a delightful festive read set in a close knit seaside community with fantastic characters, festive events and plenty of angst, turmoil and secrets that could easily wreck even the most carefully thought out plans. It is a heartwarming story that I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending- I loved reading it!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley. I chose to read it and this is my honest review after doing so.


Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley on Sunrise at Butterfly Cove

The most wonderful time of the year…

Libby Stone has lived in Lavender Bay all her life. She loves the little seaside town and has big dreams to turn her father’s greasy old chippy into a dainty teashop – not that she’s told him yet!

Finding love isn’t easy amongst the cluster of coastal houses, but it’s not every day that someone quite as handsome and mysterious as Owen Coburn walks into the local pub.

And as the snowflakes begin to swirl on the promenade, Libby realises she’s falling for him. But Owen has been keeping a secret that could destroy everything

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

Praise for Snowflakes at Lavender Bay:

‘The most delightful contemporary tale to warm every heart!’

‘As comforting, comfortable and familiar as hot chocolate and a soft blanket on a winters day!’

‘Packed full of Christmas magic and sparkle. The perfect book to read in those long cold December nights!’

‘I loved this series!’

‘A beautiful story.’

2 comments on “Snowflakes at Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett

  1. carhicks
    January 2, 2019

    Great review Elaine. I was declined for this one, but am watching Kindle Unlimited for it.


  2. Pingback: Day 15: Festive Guest Post: My Family’s Christmas Tradition by Sarah Bennett | splashesintobooks

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