Beyond the Lavender Fields.

You can read the blurb for this gorgeous book over on Goodreads, friends.

My Thoughts:

This is historical fiction done correctly. When an author can take a reader and completely immerse them into a world, making them feel like every event is fresh and new even though it happened forever ago . . . that’s some excellent writing. And that’s exactly what Hawks displays in Lavender Fields.

Full disclosure: I know nothing about France. I walked into this book completely blind. All I knew was that I loved Arlem’s previous work and that was enough to sell me on this read. The historical detail is seriously so rich. In no time, I found myself caring about these people and how all of this was going to play out.

And that’s just the historical aspect. The romance? *chef’s kiss* A slow-but-steady start to a truly beautiful love story, filled with angst and emotion and tenderness. I’m here for all of it.

This is a bit of a heavier read given the subject matter, so I couldn’t read it straight through because I needed to give my heart some breaks. But the merit of the writing is worthy of the slower pace to truly indulge in the story. This is a good one, friends.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. All expressed opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Book Boyfriend:

Gilles. Hands down. He makes questionable friend decisions and he’s so determined to be something other than himself, but his heart is strong and loyal. There’s a goodness to him that just makes him dreamy. And we always support a Book Boyfriend who has the courage to grow and change his mind.


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