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Sunshine over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett

The summer she will never forget…

Time’s running out for Iggy Ludworth to restore the wild gardens of Camland Castle in time for the Summer Fete, so she ropes in hotshot gardener Will Talbot…

But she regrets her decision as soon as he sets foot in the historic grounds – not only is Will arrogant and bossy, he’s totally gorgeous!

And very soon, sparks are flying amongst the bluebells. Yet with summer nearly over, will their summer fling convince Will and Iggy to go the distance?

Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.

Book 1: Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle
Book 2: Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle
Book 3: Starlight Over Bluebell Castle

My Review:

Travel to the gorgeous Derbyshire countryside to escape into this lovely romance, the second book in the series. I believe it could be read as a standalone but the first book, Spring Skies over Bluebell Castle, is also a great read. The first book tells of the romance developing between Arthur Ludworth and Lucie. Arthur has inherited the title of Baronet along with their family home, a Castle and its estate lands, but is working with his siblings, Tristan and Igraine, to restore it all to its former glory and hoping to find ways to make it pay for its own upkeep. The three are triplets and very close.

This book is the Igraine’s story, telling how she strives to restore the castle gardens. When funding becomes available, she seeks the help of celebrity garden designer Will Talbot. He is in a compromising position when she initially calls and he suggests her timescale is ludicrous but, after seeing the pictures of the garden, he sees this as an opportunity to escape the paparazzi and start doing what he loves – gardening – again. Annoyed by his initial reaction, Iggy isn’t exactly welcoming to William. As he endeavours to show his true self rather than the bad reputation that is associated with his celebrity status, he gradually wins over Iggy and she starts to fall for him- but warily! When her mother, Helena, turns up things start to disintegrate! She is definitely the villain in the story but you’ll have to read it for yourself to discover just what she does and why. I certainly didn’t like her and couldn’t wait for Arthur to wake up to her machinations and kick her out!

I really enjoyed reconnecting with the Ludworth family again and reading Iggy and William’s story. It is a heartwarming romance fraught with difficulties to be overcome. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it and personally can’t wait to read Tristan’s story!

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

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Author Bio –

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, Lavender Bay and Bluebell Castle trilogies, published by HQ Digital UK.


Social Media Links –

Twitter https://twitter.com/Sarahlou_writes

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SarahBennettAuthor/

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sarah-Bennett/e/B01N6J6ZE1/

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read this book and thoroughly enjoying doing so.

2 comments on “Sunshine over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett

  1. carhicks
    September 2, 2019

    I really enjoyed this one as well. I am getting antsy waiting for the next one in this series.


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

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