Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we've got another Rachel's Random Resources tour coming your way featuring the latest release by author Lucy Coleman. You may remember that I reviewed another book by this author earlier this year by the name of Summer in Provence, which I very much adored, so my expectations were quite high going into this one. Did the story live up to my hopes, my dreams? Let's find out AND get you between the pages to see if this may just be your next must read...
The Villa of Dreams
About the book...
'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.
Once upon a time, there was a girl wanting to break free from her family's hold. Once upon a time, a young woman took her future into her hands and said THIS is what I want...THIS is what I need. Once upon a time, that same woman discovered just where she belonged, and though it may not have looked exactly has she had pictured, the true beauty of life as in art is in the eye of the beholder...and this one was working on a masterpiece.
Seren was an absolute doll. She was stronger than she thought, more able than some might have guessed, and lived each day not only from her mind, but her heart. She did not love easily, but when she did it was completely. She put her passion for life into her work, both at the gallery and at home with her metalwork. Speaking of metalwork, I love the fact that this unexpectedly medium was what held her creative heart. As Reid pointed out, it's not something you would have guessed and yet, it didn't make it any less possible, or her work any less moving. When planning the event for the gallery, she put her creative side to work, meshing things together that were not formerly thought of with much success...but that's not to say there weren't pitfalls along the way. Some were regarding the project, while others involved her heart in unexpected ways. Seeing her work her way through the culture, the shocking revelations, and the unexpected turn of events, was like watching a master painter at work. She took time to understand who was ultimately constructing the work, accepted those things she could not change, and made adjustments when surprises made themselves known...making the ending THAT much sweeter.
In the end, it was a definite jewel that deserves it's time in the sun, and while Provence still holds my heart, it was a pleasure to walk with this one, hand in hand, as we moved towards an unforeseeable future that was no less mesmerizing. Recommended read for Women's Fiction fans as well as those that like a good Contemporary Romance, heavy on the story and inner soul searching.
About the author....
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.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!