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.
Well-Paced & Quite Delightful!
I love it when a book pops up on my kindle from a favourite author as I know I’m in for a great read and Lucy Coleman never disappoints.
Seren Maddison has taken the leap to leave her job – and her life – in Britain to take up a new position in sunny Lisbon. Settling into the vibrant community and taking up the challenges of work and enjoying everything about the city soon makes Seren realise that she has found her forever home. When she meets Reid Henderson, international artist, through her latest – and ambitious – work project, there is definitely a spark there but neither of them wants to leap into a relationship as they’ve both been hurt in the past. Can they enjoy a summer romance or does life have different plans?
What a perfect book to read as the weather here turns bitterly cold and distinctly wintery. I feel as if I’ve had a welcome break in the sunshine. This author always writes beautifully about overseas destinations and yet again has made me wish I was there myself. With rounded characters who are fully developed and entirely realistic, this is such a lovely story and I imagine that, in these times of travel restrictions, many readers will be planning a future trip to Portugal once we’re out of lockdown. A well-paced, quite delightful novel and one which raised my spirits considerably and easily earns all five shining stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this novel and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, audiobook
- Size: 526 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 01 December 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55540685
Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include 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.
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Aww, Grace, your review has really set me up for the day! A special one as I begin a new work in progress this afternoon and what inspires me to write is a review like this one. As always, a HUGE thankyou for being on yet another tour. I had one mission when I began writing and that was to whisk my readers away from the ‘now’ for a short while. In the process, while I’m writing the story, it whisks me away too. And that’s why I love writing! A virtual hug, lovely lady and a heart-felt thankyou! xx
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I’m happy that you like it .. and you managed exactly what you set out to do! Looking forward to the next one xX