Thursday, 30 July 2015

Jo's Review - Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm by Rebecca Raisin

Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm
​What They Say:

Maple sugar kisses

Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.

Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere…

Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live!

Fall in love with Ashford, Connecticut in this dazzling and beautiful romance from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin.

What I Say:

I would like to thank Rebecca Raisin for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When we first meet Lucy her life is endless shifts at a diner she hates and hospital visits to see her mum.  Her mum tells Lucy to take some time out and go travelling.  This is where Lucy ends up in Ashford.

Right from page one I liked Lucy, she wanted to do her best by her mom, but at the same time she has given up so much. Lucy instantly meets CeeCee who fans of Rebecca's other books will know from The Gingerbread Cafe trilogy.  Don't get me wrong this book can be read as a standalone but for me it was lovely to see some characters from other books.

Rebecca also introduces some new characters, there is the smouldering hot Clay who has a body to die for and I know why Lucy would find herself watching him. Although when I was originally told about this Clay was tall dark and handsome (my kind of man). I haven't forgiven Bec for changing his hair colour to dirty blonde.

The story is based around the maple syrup farm where both Lucy and Clay have secrets but the farm it's self has a massive secret, would they all be found out?  I loved the research Bec has done around how to produce maple syrup and found this added another dimension to this story. I stayed up one night to read this in one sitting and totally enjoyed it, hoping to hear more from Clay and Lucy.

5 Out of 5 Stars

Don't miss a single book in the Once in a Lifetime collection:

The Gingerbread Cafe Trilogy:

Book 1 - Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
Book 2 - Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe
(The Bookshop on the Corner)
Book 3 - Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe

The Little Paris Collection:
The Little Bookshop on the Seine (coming October 2015)
The Little Antique Shop under the Effiel Tower
The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees

About The Author
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She's been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

Come chat with Rebecca on her Facebook 


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