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

  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!


  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.

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

    Lois |


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