Well, surely it’s impossible NOT to fall in love with this book based on the gorgeous cover? The beautiful and calming colours and scene suggest this will be an uplifting, escapist and fun read. I couldn’t wait to pick it up!
Pull on your sunglasses, spring is here!
When Finn Gallichan, the new man in artist, Jools Jones’ life leaves the boardwalk to go travelling for several months, she’s not too worried. She has her paintings to work on as well as keeping busy helping her grandmother run the only second-hand bookshop in the village. She’s happy to wait for Finn’s return to pick up where they left off their relationship. That is, until she decides to secretly help a new customer trace a copy of a book he wrote years before and meets his grandson, Marius Arnesen, a glass artist who, fascinated by her paintings, asks her to take part in an art exhibition.
When she begins to suspect that Finn isn’t quite the person she had hoped and Marius steps up to save someone close to her, she wonders if maybe she’s made the wrong decision…
Firstly, I must confess that when I signed up to this blog tour I did not realise this was the 4th (and final) book in a series. I was just captivated by the cover and what sounded like an uplifting, escapist read. Thankfully, this works well as a standalone book and I don’t think it’s hampered my enjoyment of it, except for some points at the beginning which didn’t quite make sense. However; I completely accept that this is my fault and not the author’s!
The opening description brings the story to life immediately and I could identify Jools’ relief at the coming of Spring – this is my favourite time of year.
I liked and admired Jools as a character straight away. I was in awe of her artistic talent, and she comes across as a hard-working, kind and overall likeable character. Georgina really brings characters to life so that they jump off the page and this book contains a wonderful cast of primary and secondary characters, including of course Marius and his granddad.
I love it when an author develops a romantic situation in which we are introduced to two possible love interests and we have to take sides. I was, of course, rooting for wonderful Marius.
This book definitely contains everything I look for in a book of this type. I have enjoyed going on this journey with Jools. It has been heart-warming and entertaining. I definitely want to go back and read the other books in the series.