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The Villa of Dreams by Lucy Coleman – lovely read to bring sunshine back into your life! @rararesources #BlogTour

‘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.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3hIk99I

My Review:

This is an emotive story of following your dreams, daring to make a fresh start and trusting your heart.

Seren Maddison has worked for her bullying father for six years but has had enough. She resigns and follows her dreams working as an event manager for an Art Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal where her first major event is to be a real showstopper, presenting and linking the talents of three very different artists.

Reid Henderson is one of the three artists involved in the event but he’s the only one who Seren is attracted to. Unfortunately, although he’s divorced, his ex-wife is still very involved in both his life and his business. His dreams are totally different to those of Seren but he’s also very attracted to her. Can they discover a way forward to mutual goals and develop some new dreams together?

Settling into a new job, in a new country where you don’t speak the language, getting to know the different attitudes, foods and places are all brilliantly portrayed in this emotional rollercoaster read. The expectations, family dramas, power struggles and so much more kept me turning the pages. The evocative descriptions bring the whole story to life as if you’re actually there – and I certainly would like to visit once this pandemic makes it safe to do so again! In the meanwhile, whilst my journeys are virtual ones from the comfort of my armchair, this is a delightful way to bring some sunshine back into your life and a lovely story to escape into.

Thank you to Boldwood Books and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

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.



Social Media Links – 



o https://www.instagram.com/lucycolemanauthor/

o lucycolemanromance.com

o https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lucy-coleman


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2 comments on “The Villa of Dreams by Lucy Coleman – lovely read to bring sunshine back into your life! @rararesources #BlogTour

  1. Waves, Elaine, and a HUGE thank you for being on yet another tour! I’m so delighted you enjoyed a little virtual trip to Lisbon. I did the research in May 2019 and I hope I can go back again before too long. It’s a place I’d always wanted to visit and it was amazing! Once life is back to a new normal, whatever that is, it’s certainly on my list of places I want to revisit. Happy Saturday! xx

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    • bicted
      December 5, 2020

      My pleasure to be able to join in, I thoroughly enjoy reading your books and this one has definitely made me want to visit Lisbon! I’ve been to Porto whilst cruising but have never stopped anywhere in Portugal for any significant time so that’s certainly now on my list of places to visit whenever the new normal life returns. Thank you for enabling me to visit there virtually through your writing!


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