Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Summer moved on - Jo Lambert - a lovely summer read

My thoughts

When you discover a writer with the same surname as you and even the same initial it's a done deal that the books going to grab your attention. When its a lovely sweet romantic family drama with lots of fascinating characters it's even better.

This is a great summer read, set in rural Devon one summer it focusses on the story of 18 year old Jess. When the story begins her uncle is buying a pub in Devon and at the start of the summer holidays circumstances cause Jess to go to live in the pub with her uncle Rufus and becomes immersed in village life.

Romance isn't far away and despite being warned against local lad Talun, his smouldering gypsy eyes soon cast a spell on Jess and the young couple find they have more in common than you'd think. But true love never runs smoothly and circumstances conspire against them as the summer passes in a heat haze.

Although you'd think a book with an 18 year old heroine would be more of a coming of age novel for younger readers this book encompasses readers of all ages with a timeless quality and a backdrop of village life worthy of the village stories of Miss Read I used to enjoy, an enchanting romantic drama.

If you're looking for a lovely heartwarming story with lots of little twists and turns, hidden family secrets and raw emotion coupled with some nice and some far from nice characters, you won't go far wrong with Summer moved on.

You can buy it from Amazon

I was provided with a free copy for review purposes and the author is no relation to me.

The Blurb

After a long-buried secret tears her family apart, Jess Hayden moves to the South Devon village of Lynbrook to live with her uncle. Rufus owns the village pub, The Black Bull, and having visited before, Jess knows the villagers well…especially one of them.

TalĂșn Hansen has a reputation, making him the kind of man no decent girl should get involved with. Jess, however, has been under his spell from the moment they first met. Although they always seem to bring out the worst in each other, there is no denying the attraction that simmers between them - an attraction Jess knows she needs to keep under control after repeated warnings from her uncle. 

As she settles into village life she begins to learn more about this wild, dark-haired gypsy with the compelling eyes, and realises their lives hold many similarities. Despite her uncle’s warnings, she begins to spend time with him. For Jess, the coming summer holds passion; for TalĂșn the hope that he has at last found someone who truly cares for him.

But as autumn approaches, a dark shadow from Jess’s past returns, bringing far-reaching and unwanted changes for both of them.

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