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26 April 2021

Book Review: Spring on Rendezvous Lane by Angela Britnell *AD Gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Spring on Rendezvous Lane ahead of the blog tour.

I simultaneously had wanderlust and the most intense wish to be part of a tight knit community, all while wanting to eat delicious food. It made for a lot of snacking, not gonna lie.

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Can even the most seasoned traveller find a home on Rendezvous Lane?

‘Community spirit’ is not a phrase in travel junkie Taran Rossi’s vocabulary. As a former ‘third culture kid’ and now spicy street food connoisseur and social media influencer, he’s never really stayed in one place long enough to feel part of a community. And that’s just the way he likes it.

But a springtime stint house sitting for his grandmother on Rendezvous Lane in East Nashville could lead to a long overdue wake-up call. With the help of single mum Sandy Warner and her young son Chip, can Taran come to understand that sometimes it’s not about the place – it’s about the people?


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5 Word Review: Obligation, travel, family, community food.

I am so hungry right now.

The descriptions of food in this book? Oh my god, I was in hungry person hell. It all sounded amazing, it had my taste buds tingling as I read and I'm sure I even drooled at one point.

Sandy is an incredible character, and she was so believable. I loved her caution and wariness, especially when it came to disrupting Chip's life and introducing new people. She's an excellent mother and loves her son so much. I loved the dynamics when Chip and Sandy met Taran - that instant connection.

And I loved how that first spark took time to develop and grow. Every time they come together, they become a little closer and more trusting. It was really sweet to watch.

I loved the way Taran changed throughout the story, and how his wanderlust changed into a need to be part of a community. Don't get me wrong, I was itching to jump on a plane myself as I was reading, but even so I wanted to be there too, surrounded by everyone. It felt really special to read about something that felt like something special. I almost forgot sometimes that this was a small town in America - it felt a bit like an English village! The setting, the community, was almost a character in itself.

This is a slow burn, with an emphasis on communication. It was refreshing to read, and to see the relationships strengthen and grow. They felt all the more real for it.

I will definitely be reading more b Angela Britnell, Spring on Rendezvous Lane was absolutely excellent, and truly heart-warming on a grand scale.

You know I wouldn't change it for the world don't you? Whoever said you can't have it all was an idiot.
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4 comments:

  1. As always another great review Cora! This book sounds so good and I love a properly developed romance/instant connection!

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  2. This sounds like a lovely book for a long, sunny weekend when you've got no urgency to do anything but laze in the sun and read!

    Rosie

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  3. Thank you so much for the generous review and I'm happy you enjoyed discovering Rendezvous Lane and all the amazing people who make it home.

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  4. Great review! This sounds like such a lovely book!

    Lois | https://loisreadsbooks.com

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