Spring at Blueberry Bay (Hope Island #1)
by Holly Martin
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?
Having really enjoyed the Sandcastle Bay series by Holly Martin, I decided to give another of her series a go. This time I’m reading the Hope Island series, a slightly older series of three books.
Book one in the series is “Spring at Blueberry Bay”, another feel-good story that’s bound to put a smile on your face. Holly Martin seems to have a knack of writing likeable characters and although they’re cliché and a little cheesy at times, you can’t help but fall for them.
The leading lady in this book is Bella, a happy-go-lucky young woman who has recently found herself falling on hard times. When one day she finds a homeless man on her doorstep, she knows it’s only right to invite him and and offer him a bit of compassion.
Hope Island is another place to love, just like Sandcastle Bay. As a reader I felt that I was able to place myself right in the centre of the island and can imagine that there is much more to come in the next couple of books, especially with the introduction of so many fun and interesting characters.
This is a really nice story jam packed with passion and romance. It didn’t blow me away and it probably won’t stick with me for a long time, but it was an enjoyable read that I sped through on a few days of commuting.
I look forward to seeing where this story goes next!
Overall rating: “Spring at Blueberry Bay” is a fun piece of chick-lit. I didn’t love it or find it particularly memorable, but it put a smile on my face for a couple of days and for me that makes a good read! 3 stars for this one, I look forward to seeing where this story goes next.
See my other reviews of books by Holly Martin here:
- The Holiday Cottage by the Sea (Sandcastle Bay #1)
- The Cottage on Sunshine Beach (Sandcastle Bay #2)
- Coming Home to Maple Cottage (Sandcastle Bay #3)
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