I first discovered Rebecca’s books when I heard about The Little Bookshop on the Seine. As someone who fell in love with Paris on their one and only visit years ago and also loves books it seemed liked this book was made for me and I adored it. Since then I’ve read a few more of Rebecca’s books and have enjoyed them immensely. I was delighted to be able to be involved in this blog tour as I’ve been looking forward to this new series coming out and even more excited to be starting the tour on my blog AND on the book’s release date! So, read on and hopefully when you reach the end you’ll be downloading book 1 (this one) and pre-ordering 2 and 3.
Part one in a feel-good romantic serial from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin!
Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties has brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.
Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.
Will coming home be the best decision of her life… or her biggest regret?
Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part One.
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2b4Q04O
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celebrations-and- confetti-at- cedarwood-lodge- rebecca-raisin/1124580558?ean=9781474058414
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31423830-celebrations- and-confetti- at-cedarwood-lodge?from_search=true
My Rating: 4.5/5
Review: I really enjoyed this book. This is a story of someone starting over, albeit somewhere familiar, after the life they had carefully built for themselves came crashing down around them. Clio Winters is clearly a hard working person who has vision and a lot of courage as not many people could attempt to do what she is doing.
The description of both the characters and setting here are very well done and bring the lodge to life quite clearly. It was heartwarming to watch everything progress and the characters friendship/work bonds grow as the story progresses.
I’m not a fan of books that have been split into 3 or 4 parts as I find the endings of each part can be quite abrupt which I don’t like. However, this is not like that. Going by this story, each novella is a story in itself though it also has unresolved questions and queries that will clearly continue into the next novella. This makes for a good read which you can enjoy and get a satisfactory pause before the next part is released.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who has read any of Rebecca’s previous books or enjoys books by authors such as Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Cathy Bramley. I can’t wait for the next two parts to be released!
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now 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 most importantly believe in true love.
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