Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner…
Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined…
But Isaac is not what he seems. He’s keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman.
Bella can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she’s had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again?
A gorgeously romantic and heartwarming story to completely lose yourself in. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jane Costello and Miranda Dickinson.
What does TWG think?
Being chosen as one of the lucky few bloggers to host a stop on the fabulous Holly Martin’s blog tour, is a HUGE honour. Thank you so, so much! I am beyond thrilled to be able to share with you my review of Holly’s latest release; Spring at Blueberry Bay, which was published by Bookouture on the 7th April 2017. I hope you enjoy my review!
Have you ever fallen so deeply in love that you cannot see anything else around you? Have you ever fallen so deeply in love that your thoughts are completely occupied by them, and not even the prospect of chocolate will be able to turn your thoughts elsewhere?
Me too -daydreams-.
What? You want more information?
Which man did you fall in love with?
With a man? Don’t be so stupid!
Errrr, did you fall in love with yourself?
No!!!!!! OH MY GOD, I cannot keep it to myself any longer…I fell head over heels in love with…..
THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not even joking! It’s not the sort of thing you joke about, I mean, the book has taken my heart and has occupied my thoughts since I finished it! (Which reminds me Holly M, next book please kthx!). I also found myself a new book boyfriend although judging by the comments on social media at the moment, it’s looking like I’m going to be joining the huge queue! He seems to be a rather popular fellow and it’s no wonder really as he managed to get me RATHER hot under the collar once or twice.
Ha, ha, ha oh who am I kidding, more than once and I’m not embarrassed to admit that either! I also decided that Issac is ‘The One’ so his personality characteristics will be shown to prospective boyfriends. Gone are the days of swiping left and right on Tinder or poking someone on Facebook; instead the new thing is to shove a character in front of the person and be like ‘OI, if you aren’t a replica of this character then it’s a big, fat NUH’.
The main female lead in the storyline is called Bella. She has had such a difficult upbringing and has unfortunately found herself merely surviving, as opposed to living her life to the full. When a homeless man gets comfortable on Bella’s doorstep, the storyline then introduces the male lead, Issac. Despite Bella’s circumstances her heart still remains selfless, and other people’s needs are put higher on her list of priorities instead of her own. Now, there is a lot more to Bella’s and Issac’s situation that meets the eye, yet that seemed unimportant at first due to the firecracker chemistry between the two strangers.
What an incredible storyline though! Not only does the book contain two people who are fiercely attracted to each other with chemistry and sexual frustration that just jumps off the page and find its way to us readers, it also contains heart ache of a completely different nature which really made me think. As the storyline unfolded and Bella’s past became even more clear, I wondered how on Earth she has managed to stay so strong and be able to live her life with those thoughts in her head. I can’t even begin to imagine how Bella must have felt but Holly Martin certainly did a fantastic job of conveying Bella’s feelings and emotions into the storyline. I must admit that it really did blow me away.
I’ve already mentioned that the book contained scenes of a sexual and flirtatious nature -fans self-, and thought-provoking circumstances, yet the entire storyline seemed to constantly blossom in ways I can’t even describe. At one point my eyes were welling up at the sheer beauty of certain events.
If Holly Martin bottled the beautiful, poignant, raw, flirtatious and loving feelings which oozed from her book, she would make an absolute fortune. I wish I could fully explain just how beautiful the storyline was to read, and just how much it too my breath away. I honestly felt as though I was transported to Blueberry Bay itself, and you know what? I would have given anything to be able to stay alongside such humbling and diverse characters in such a wonderful setting.
I cannot recommend this book enough, truly. You really will be missing out on something unforgettable if you do not grab yourself a copy.
Spring at Blueberry Bay is a book EVERYONE needs to read and lose themselves in. Full of three-dimensional characters with such more-ish personalities, scenarios to keep you fulfilled in every single way (phwoar), and multiple emotional moments to keep your heart full and your soul loved.
A truly majestic and unputdownable book from the unbelievably talented, Holly Martin. Not only is this my most favourite book of hers to date, it has also become one of my most favourite books ever. I loved it.
Thank you Bookouture and Holly.
You will be a fool not to stop by the other incredible bloggers on this tour, you can check out their details on the picture below. Thank you so much to Holly Martin, and Bookouture, for inviting me on this tour!