I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm (Once in a Lifetime) by Rebecca Raisin
Published by Carina on July 17th 2015
Maple sugar kisses
Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.
Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere...
Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live!
Fall in love with Ashford, Connecticut in this dazzling and beautiful romance from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin.
Don't miss a single book in the ONCE IN A LIFETIME collection:THE GINGERBREAD CAFE TRILOGYBook 1 - Christmas at the Gingerbread CafeBook 2 - Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread CafeBook 3 - Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread CafeTHE BOOKSHOP SERIESBook 1 - The Bookshop on the CornerBook 2 - The Little Bookshop on the Seine (coming October 2015)
I really enjoyed this story and each and every character. It’s not too often that I like all of the characters but this time I did. Lucy, the down on her luck but loveable main character, ends up in Ashford after a near bus crash, Clay is in Ashford trying to make a go of the Maple Syrup farm and he hires Lucy. The romance between them that they each tried to resist was my favorite part of the book. It was nicely written and not too sappy, I can’t stand sappy romance stories. I liked Clay a lot as a lead male character, his quiet ways etc. There was a bit of mystery to this book, not too much but enough. I loved the setting of the book and the way that the author describes it.