Monday, September 28, 2020

Lavender and Lace by Tara Grace Ericson

About the Book

In their online writer chatroom, they are getting serious.
In the real world; He thinks she’s shallow, and she thinks he’s out of touch.
When their worlds collide, will their hearts survive?

Lavender Bloom is a social marketing expert and influential fashion blogger. Always focused on the perfect image, she shows the world a flawless version of herself, except to her family and her nameless online best friend. Her broody new client certainly doesn’t understand her or why she prefers to hide behind her computer.

Reclusive author Emmett Drake spends his days writing his award-winning fantasy saga and his nights chatting online with the woman of his dreams. When he is forced to hire an image consultant to please his publisher, he despises everything the woman stands for, even if he sees hidden depths beneath her polished façade.

Lavender is determined to help Emmett embrace the power of social media, convinced he has the platform to make a difference. Meanwhile, he is determined to uncover the woman hiding behind the carefully scripted marketing lingo. Their struggle to find authenticity in a world centered on likes, comments, and shares will challenge them both to embrace God’s purpose for their lives – together.

Return to Bloom’s Farm in Lavender and Lace and embrace the joy of family, faith, and true love in this nostalgic modern nod to the romantic classic, You’ve Got Mail.

My Thoughts

This just might be my favorite of this Bloom Sisters series! Like it’s predecessors it was cute and sweet and everything you could want from a light contemporary romance. I related to Lavender more than I have the other heroines so far, with her quiet nature and fear of expressing her deeper thoughts for the world to see. I liked seeing her find her confidence and taking the step of faith to trust God with her words.

Emmett was pretty great too, I’m always a sucker for the quieter heroes and he definitely fit the bill. But his quietness hid a strength that had helped him overcome his childhood pain and make a place for himself in the world. His past also kept him grounded and gave him a heart for others that I admired. 

Lavender and Emmett were really cute together, once they got past the bit of a bumpy start, and I loved watching their romance play out! The similarities to You’ve Got Mail were fun, even though I’m not personally a fan of the movie. All in all another great installment in this series and I’m excited for the next book!

Meet the Author
Tara Grace Ericson lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons. She studied engineering and worked as an engineer for many years before embracing her creative side to become a full-time author. Her first book, Falling on Main Street, was written mostly from airport waiting areas and bleak hotel rooms as she traveled in her position as a sales engineer. She loves cooking, crocheting, and reading books by the dozen. Her writing partner is usually her black lab - Ruby - and a good cup of coffee or tea. Tara unashamedly watches Hallmark movies all winter long, even though they are predictable and cheesy. She loves a good “happily ever after” with an engaging love story. That’s why Tara focuses on writing clean contemporary romance, with an emphasis on Christian faith and living. She wants to encourage her readers with stories of men and women who live out their faith in tough situations.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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