While probably most enjoyed by those who have been reading the series, this is still a light and entertaining it takes a village romance. Thanks to netgalley for the ARC.
I must firstly apologise for the amount of time it has taken me to provide a review of this book, my health was rather bad for quite some time, something that had me in hospital on numerous occasions and simply didnt leave me with the time I once had to do what I love most.
Unfortunately that does mean I have missed the archive date for many of these books, so It would feel unjust throwing any review together without being able to pay attention to each novel properly.
However, I am now back to reading as before and look forward to sharing my honest reviews as always going forward. I thank you f0r the patience and understanding throughout x
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Aria and Aries for my copy of Spring Blossoms at Mill Grange by Jenny Kane in exchange for an honest review. It published March 4, 2021.
This was another wonderful installment in the Mill Grange Series! I loved the development of the variety of characters, and their growth and relationships. I felt like it had just the right amount of drama that kept me coming back for more, without being gratuitous. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
Read if you're following the series - rather impossible to read as a stand alone. And even as a series, binge-read, because it's not easy getting back into who's who and what's what after a while (there's no lead-up/explanation in the story - just picks up and runs from the previous story/ies)
Lovely feel good book to read. It was a joy to read. Lovely characters. Great plot. The book was charming. Very well written. I’d definitely recommend this book
Great to be back at Mill Grange and catch up with the characters from the previous books. I loved Helen and Tom and of course the rest of the cast, plenty going on to keep your attention and overall it was another lovely warmhearted cosy read. Looking forward to the last one in the series
When I first requested this book I didn’t realise it was the third book in the series. So I had to read the other two first and I’m so glad I did. As I was able to relate to all there stories. It’s a wonderful series filled with hope, joy, love, doubt, cheese scones and more. I hope there will be more please
Another heartwarming, entertaining and engrossing addition to this series.
I was happy to catch up with the characters and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
I really enjoyed this, it’s the third book in this series and the adorable romances continue as they plan a wedding. I don’t think though it could be read as a stand-alone, you need to know so much from the previous books to make sense of the characters and what’s going on. . There are a lot of characters it can be confusing and I’ve read the previous books.. The pacing was just too slow for me on this one but it improved as it went on. A fun read, but not as good to me as previous books.
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
We’re finally back to see where everyone is and how they are faring as Sam and Tina’s wedding day approaches, Thea and Shaun are off on a new adventure as they are the co-experts on a new dig for a television program – with a new ‘producer’ who’s put everyone on edge. Helen’s time at the Grange is soon over as she has to return to her job at the Roman Baths, and her relationship with Tom, his young son still undetermined but an offer to write a book and the fact she really doesn’t want to go all combine to give us plenty of drama. Mable is still a rockstar and Bert is marvelous- but even their foundations are rocked as Bert is ill, and Sam’s desire to visit with him in the hospital conflicts with his anxieties, adding to his worries about being ‘enough’. Of course, Tony Stark and his girls are present and providing moments of ‘advice’ and allowing Tina to talk out her issues – and plan the wedding venue in full sight of the ‘girls’.
But we have much more interior voices and thoughts here – from Shaun’s discomfort with the new producer and his ‘attitude’ toward Thea, to Thea’s grating at the interference – and missing her home at Mill Grange – despite the rather spectacular finds that this current dig has unearthed for film. And some things you just need and want your friends about – as Tina is struggling with Sam’s parents and an apparent desire they marry at his family’s estate – much to both of their consternation. Tina is feeling the loss of her parents and Thea – while she and Helen are developing a rapport, things aren’t quite the same. And Helen has her own worries between her attraction to Tom and her worries that she won’t be about – not to mention Tom’s own insecurities and worries with his son and his former partner’s behavior. It’s a veritable plethora of moments, even as we get glimpses of the Roman past in Britain through the dig that Thea and Shaun are on, there are moments about the fortlet, the dig at Mill Grange and the book proposal for Helen that bring us back to the core of the story – coming together through the archaeological and restoration projects to teach, to learn and to heal.
I’m a huge fan of this series – and just noticed (yep – that I did) that the books are ‘seasonal’ so I am hoping that there will be a winter/Christmas story that will bring us full circle and allow us to see these friends that have become family through to another season. Kane’s ability to build these characters: real, flawed, strong and resilient makes them compelling and people that you want to know – and are always happy to see them return again and again.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Brilliant story, loads of ups and downs.
Loved that there wasnt just the main story of Tina and Sam but also about the 3 other couples.
I'm glad tom and Helen are back together after the misunderstanding.
Also that thea and Shaun have finally made up and are back on track.
I'm so happy that bert got better and he got to be the father of the bride.
This book made me laugh and cry in all the right places.
Cant wait to see if there is another one in the series.
Another brilliant instalment in the Mill Grange series. It was lovely being back in the beautiful area of Exmoor and to be involved in the characters lives once again. Being bossed around by Mabel sounds wonderful. Jenny Kane’s writing is brilliant and manages to involve you in the story completely as you laugh and cry along with the individual characters. Such a lovely read.
Not sure where to start with this review as there are so many characters in this book it's confusing at times, the story ambles along nicely telling the story of Mill Grange and all the people connected with it. House owners Sam and Tina trying to organise a wedding. Helen and Tom deciding whether to be together with the added bonus of Tom's son, Shaun and Thea on a TV archeology dig. I didn't feel the emotion in the story but it was enjoyable.
I received this book for an honest review from netgalley #netgalley
A delightful spring read full and new friends and a new start. The setting was breathing and characters fun.
Loved this book as much as the first two that I have read in this series. Four fun couples at different stages in heir relationships , their lives and enjoyment goes on. Mill Grange is a great series and not one to be missed, a real romcom here for sure. If you haven't read the first two books don't worry as you can pick up the threads easily. This is a 5 star novel and I recommend it.
Thanks to Netgalley and publisher fir this early ARC
Another good book in the series. Romance continues as they plan Sam and Tina’s wedding. Shaun and Thea start fighting at their archeological site, Tom and Helen struggle with their budding romance, and Mabel and Bert struggle with illness. Enjoyed meeting up with all, but did get tired of lack of communication between the couples. Otherwise highly recommend this book and author. Good story that could be read alone, but best with previous in the series.
This book is the third in a series, and it seemed to rely too much on the previous books to really be called a standalone. There are a lot of characters, and I had trouble orienting myself to the story as a result. Also, too much time seemed to be spent on mundane details like food rather than on the actual plot. The pacing was just too slow for me. DNF.
A very well written romance. Great plot, nice setting and believable characters. Romance readers will enjoy this book.
A fun read following four couples who are at differing stages of their relationships. It is part of a series, I had not read the proceeding books and had no problem picking up the threads of the different story lines.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy.
Having read the first two books in this series I was really looking forward to reading this book, and I wasn’t disappointed.
A fantastic story, hard to put down. Read Irvin nearly in sitting.
A well- written, enjoyable read, it’s set in Exmoor - fictional town of Upwich. The people of that area were so well written and so were the descriptions.
This story revolves around the lives of four couples - Tina and Sam, Shaun and Thea, Tom and Helen, and Bert and Mabel, each couple being a key part of this story and the continuous running of Mill Grange.
It felt so good to catch up with everyone. Felt like meeting old friends after a while.
There were moments when a tear was shed white reading..
I would definitely recommend reading this series. Eagerly awaiting the next one.