Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Georgina Troy and Green Shutter Books for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
Pull on your sunglasses, spring is here!
When Finn Gallichan, the new man in artist, Jools Jones’ life leaves the boardwalk to go travelling for several months, she’s not too worried. She has her paintings to work on as well as keeping busy helping her grandmother run the only second-hand bookshop in the village. She’s happy to wait for Finn’s return to pick up where they left off their relationship. That is, until she decides to secretly help a new customer trace a copy of a book he wrote years before and meets his grandson, Marius Arnesen, a glass artist who, fascinated by her paintings, asks her to take part in an art exhibition.
When she begins to suspect that Finn isn’t quite the person she had hoped and Marius steps up to save someone close to her, she wonders if maybe she’s made the wrong decision…
I was so excited to visiting the Boardwalk again and I wasn’t disappointed. Spring Siren is Jools’s story but is also full of previous characters from the other books in the series. It does work as a stand-alone novel and the books can be read out of order but it’s interesting to know the background of the other characters and also, I felt like I was returning to a familiar and welcoming place.
The community around The Boardwalk is so welcoming and as a reader, I felt so drawn into it – as though I had lived there all my life and really belonged. The quirky but delightful characters provide such a cosy feel to the novel and bring it to life.
The Boardwalk itself is picturesque and quaint. It’s a place I’d love to spend a week mooching around. I love the thought of staying in one of the fishermen’s cottages or perusing the books in Jools’s shop.
I loved the story of Jools. In Winter Whimsy she originally came across as a little prickly and rude but actually, she was soft but fiercely loyal and protective of her friends. She’s actually sweet and extremely thoughtful towards others, often forgetting to be kind to herself. It was heart breaking when she finally felt that she had met someone who she had a spark with, and he decided to go and travel. Chemistry sparks though when she meets Marius. I enjoyed her journey and really felt her dilemma when she was faced with choosing between both men but cheered for a particular victor.
This series is just delightful and I’m sad to see it end but also feel that the ending is very satisfactory. I’m really hoping to see a new series or stand alone from Georgina in the future as I just love her writing style.
A feel good read that will have you smitten at the first chapter.
Author Bio – Georgina Troy
Georgina Troy is a pseudonym of author Deborah Carr, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Poppy Field, Broken Faces and the Mrs Boots series.
She was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016 (RoNAs) with A Jersey Kiss, book 1 in her Jersey Scene series.
Georgina lives on the island of Jersey with her husband and three rescue dogs and is 1/3 of The Blonde Plotters.
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