“With the bloom of springtime flowers… comes the opportunity for new beginnings.”
Love Blooms (Bluestar Island #1) By Jennifer Faye
Paperback; ebook, 284 Pages; April 13, 2021
He's an injured firefighter. She bakes the most delightful treats. When their worlds collide will the baker help heal the firefighter with a mix of blueberry muffins and her caring way?
The elegant baker, Hannah Bell, has always lived on Bluestar Island with her family. While still grieving for her father, who died in a fire, she focuses all of her energy on making her dream come true--opening her very own bakery. But when a broken water pipe washes away her carefully laid plans, she's on the verge of losing everything.
New York firefighter Ethan Walker's life is in a tailspin after he's injured on-the-job. When an urgent call detours him to Bluestar Island, he agrees to help his lovable but meddlesome great-aunt. But organizing the island's Spring Fling proves a lot harder than he originally imagined. He needs help...and fast.
Under the magic of Bluestar Island's sea breeze and warm sunshine, Hannah and Ethan must not only face their immediate obstacles but also their own turning points in life. Will they have to do that alone? With a leap of faith and a dash of romance, they might just find the perfect mix to make their dreams come true.
Includes a delicious recipe for The Elegant Baker's Blueberry Crumble Muffin!
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Ethan was still on leave from an injury when he received word his beloved great aunt had an accident and in need of help. Ethan was also at a crossroads in his profession. He certainly couldn't allow this to disrupt his parents once in a lifetime vacation. He had additional, unused leave time. Certainly his boss would allow him that time for this family emergency. Beside the small island of Bluestar would offer the relaxing atmosphere he needed at this crucial time.
Hannah was a lifelong resident of Bluestar Island. She dearly loved it and never wanted to leave. At a bittersweet moment of her life, Hannah was now able to scrounge enough money to purchase her lifelong dream of owning her own bakery... That is, as long as there was no major problem. That problem happened.
Ethan assured his great aunt he'd do anything for her... However, organizing a Spring Fling? He definitely needed help. Hannah was the perfect person for the job, but she was "over her head" in her own problems. They came up with a deal.
This is an uplifting story of community closeness, and interactions. It is a story of unselfishness, caring, grieving, moving on, unity and facing ones own demons.
The characters are endearing and feel real. The situations are described well and one can feel a part of the events. The Tittle and over Image are clever.
Jennifer Faye is a marvelous writer and this new series does not disappoint! She brings to life fictitious communities and lives one could only dream of being a part of!
I gladly offer a Five Stars rating foe this novel.
This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
OTHER BOOKS in the SERIES:
Coming October 2021
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ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
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