Snowflakes At Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett

Fulfilling One’s Dreams

Snowflakes At Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett is the most delightful contemporary tale to warm every heart. It is the third book in the Lavender Bay series but can be read as a stand-alone. This is a wonderful series. I have decided I would love to move into Lavender Bay where there are no strangers, just potential new friends.

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming – like hot chocolates with marshmallows or a roaring log fire. The reader just sinks into the book with ease. Characters open their hearts and homes to all. Generosity is the order of the day.

With witty dialogue and amusing moments, a light heartedness hovers over the novel. There are serious themes of searching for roots and to belong. Sometimes we are looking for a home, only to realise we are already there. A home is where we are loved and there is much love in the novel.

We all have dreams. We do not need to travel to fulfil these. Sometimes our dreams are on our doorstep. “No-one seems to understand that not leaving the bay doesn’t mean I don’t have dreams of my own.”

Our pasts may have been hard. We “carefully erected barriers against the world.” Barriers we put up to keep us safe actually do the opposite and imprison us. We need to knock those walls down.

There is the theme of fathers. We may not have had a good, or indeed any role model but that does not mean we will not be good fathers when the time comes.

Community, love, friendship, new beginnings and home are all found within the pages of Snowflakes At Lavender Bay. A wonderful feel-good read, so pack your bags and head off to escape for a few hours to Lavender Bay. Refresh your heart in this fabulous tale.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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