Lavender Blue

Lavender Blue

Donna Kauffman / Jun 17, 2019

Lavender Blue In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains lies a small town with a big heart and a chance to begin again When Hannah Montgomery buys a lavender farm in Blue Hollow Falls with three friends she s

  • Title: Lavender Blue
  • Author: Donna Kauffman
  • ISBN: 1420145495
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains lies a small town with a big heart and a chance to begin again. When Hannah Montgomery buys a lavender farm in Blue Hollow Falls with three friends, she s creating a life she never imagined one she hopes will honor the memory of the sweet young son she tragically lost years ago Standing on the porch of the sprawling farmhouse, In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains lies a small town with a big heart and a chance to begin again. When Hannah Montgomery buys a lavender farm in Blue Hollow Falls with three friends, she s creating a life she never imagined one she hopes will honor the memory of the sweet young son she tragically lost years ago Standing on the porch of the sprawling farmhouse, looking out on row upon row of those lush purple plumes, Hannah is ready to embrace this fresh, new start.Then she meets Wilson McCall The stonemason hired to fix their crumbling chimneys and leaky roof is quieter than most folks in the Falls Hannah s not surprised to learn the widower struggles with his own grief Who could blame her if she finds joy in making Will laugh again, or if she feels a poignant kinship when she sees him with his teenaged son But her deepening friendship with Will reminds Hannah that there s a part of her that still needs to heal awakening a tender yearning to have a life that isn t just good enough, but lived fully even if that means taking risks once Praise for Donna Kauffman Charming characters, emotion galore, a small town you re going to love Donna Kauffman Lori Foster We all know where there s Donna Kauffman, there s a rollicking, sexy read chock full of charm and sparkle USAToday Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 368 pages Published January 29th 2019 by Zebra More Details ISBN 1420145495 ISBN13 9781420145496 Series Blue Hollow Falls 3 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Lavender Blue, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Do I have to read the other two books first to get the story I entered the giveaway on without knowing it was a sequel like 2 months ago See all 2 answers Donna Kauffman Each story in this series can be read alone, no worries If you enjoy it, you can always hunt down the others and see what else is going on in Blue Each story in this series can be read alone, no worries If you enjoy it, you can always hunt down the others and see what else is going on in Blue Hollow Falls Thanks so much for entering to win, and I happy reading less flag Can I read this book without reading the first two I didnt check if it was a sequel before I entered the giveaway on and I won it like 2 months ago Add your answer Donna Kauffman Each book in the series stands alone, so you ll be fine reading just this one If you enjoy it, you can always hunt the other stories down and add to Each book in the series stands alone, so you ll be fine reading just this one If you enjoy it, you can always hunt the other stories down and add to your Blue Hollow Falls experience I hope you love it less flag See 2 questions about Lavender Blue Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 04, 2019 Claire Robinson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves shit hot series, kensington 4.5 Here is my truth Stars We return to Blue Hollow Falls for the third book in the series Lavender Blue. Donna finally gives the readers widower Will McCall s story, this is a guy who has intrigued from the beginning, and the author has kept the information release in regard to him and his son Jake, at of a slow trickle rather than a steady flow Which essentially means I have been itching to read this book since before it was even written It s hard Asking for help I knew before 4.5 Here is my truth Stars We return to Blue Hollow Falls for the third book in the series Lavender Blue. Donna finally gives the readers widower Will McCall s story, this is a guy who has intrigued from the beginning, and the author has kept the information release in regard to him and his son Jake, at of a slow trickle rather than a steady flow Which essentially means I have been itching to read this book since before it was even written It s hard Asking for help I knew before starting that Lavender Blue would be an emotional read The one thing you do get to know about Will if you have read the previous books in the series, is that apart from his apparent love for his son, this is a man that keeps his emotions about everything firmly on lockdown Not one to waste breath on words either, so if one word will suffice as an answer you won t find him spilling unnecessary sentences if the conversation doesn t require it They were not going to be wallowers They were going to be warriors Life warriors. Hannah Montgomery, and her friends Vivi, Avery and Chey are new to the area, having bought a rundown farmhouse and the surrounding lavender fields, the four women are looking for a fresh start, opening new businesses and moving on with their lives The one thing that binds them all Grief, each of them has suffered loss, and they have built the foundations of their friendship by giving each other the strength they need when they are struggling with their losses Something that also draws Hannah to Will, and vice versa His one baby step forward today had turned into a full on marathon and he wasn t quite sure how he felt about any of it Although a romance, this is also a story about learning to live with loss, and move on from grief Hannah you could almost say has embraced hers, while Will has locked it away in a box, and refused to deal with it But it s starting to now have an effect on his relationship with his son, and seeing how Hannah deals with her loss gives him hope and the push that he needs to open up and try to deal with the loss of his wife all those years ago This can always be a tricky subject in relation to writing a romance where a dead spouse plays a part, but I think because the author touched upon Will s guilt for having feelings for another woman other than his wife, it wasn t overplayed, I think the length of time passed also helped in that regard as well, because although the grief for him is still fresh the loss of his relationship isn t The whole thing had felt healthy, natural, and very real Not the fluffiest of reads, but then I wasn t expecting it to be, Jake added the light to Will s dark, and Hannah s openness made it easier to digest the loss she was dealing with too The romance isn t heavy in this one, but when it came, it was touching, sweet, emotional and Will was everything I expected him to be in regards to how he treated Hannah Sometimes three really is the perfect size crowd According to Lavender Mistletoe is the next book due for release from the series, which is in September, I am hoping that we do get to return to Blue Hollow Falls before then though, because this is a series I am coming to love and with each new addition to itC generously provided by the author via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review flag 17 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2018 Beth rated it really liked it Shelves kindle, netgalley, own, january 2019, kensington, zebra, romance A town of artisans, craftsmen, farmers and ranchers didn t grab your attention, then Kauffman s ability to pen characters that you want as your friends and neighbors, children you can t help but love and some interesting livestock that puts the icing on the cake Lavender Blue brings us back to the Blue Ridge Mountains where Hannah Montgomery, a co owner of a new lavender farm is looking for a new start When she meets Wilson McCall, the relationship is a bit rocky by Wilson s emotional scars H A town of artisans, craftsmen, farmers and ranchers didn t grab your attention, then Kauffman s ability to pen characters that you want as your friends and neighbors, children you can t help but love and some interesting livestock that puts the icing on the cake Lavender Blue brings us back to the Blue Ridge Mountains where Hannah Montgomery, a co owner of a new lavender farm is looking for a new start When she meets Wilson McCall, the relationship is a bit rocky by Wilson s emotional scars Hannah does have her own emotional scars, but I found her outlook refreshing and cathartic and not debilitating as in Wilson s mindset.Don t be surprised if you are pulled through the emotional gambit, Lavender Blue slowly peels Wilson s and Hannah s heart wrenching circumstances to the surface but it sure made for some marvelous reading.I received this ARC copy of Lavender Blue from Kensington Books Zebra This is my honest and voluntary review Lavender Blue is set for publication Jan 29, 2019.My Rating 4 starsWritten by Donna KauffmanSeries Blue Hollow Falls Sequence in Series Book 3Mass Market Paperback 368 pagesPublisher Zebra Publication Date January 29, 2019ISBN 10 1420145495ISBN 13 978 1420145496Genre Contemporary Romance Noble flag 16 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 29, 2019 Taryn rated it it was amazing Shelves romance In this third book of the series we are introduced to Hannah Montgomery who has, along with three friends, purchased a lavender farm She is trying to make a new start for herself and hopes to honor the memory of her son at the same time Enter Wilson McCall a man with his own tragedies and grief to deal with Wilson has been hired to fix several items in the house that comes with the farm As time goes by and the two spend time together Hannah is able to bring some laughter into Wilson s l In this third book of the series we are introduced to Hannah Montgomery who has, along with three friends, purchased a lavender farm She is trying to make a new start for herself and hopes to honor the memory of her son at the same time Enter Wilson McCall a man with his own tragedies and grief to deal with Wilson has been hired to fix several items in the house that comes with the farm As time goes by and the two spend time together Hannah is able to bring some laughter into Wilson s life The two feel a connection but will their grief be to much of a barrier or will they be able to break through and both find true happiness Along the way she realizes that she must heal herself if she will ever be able to move forward and share happiness with another Will Wilson come to such a realization or will his grief get the better of him This was such a charming and heartfelt read that will have you crying, laughing and rooting for love flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Maria rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, small town Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review Lavender Blue is a heartwarming story, with likeable characters, about deep loss, grieving and healing and then constituting a new family of tree.It s great to have an older romantic couple Will is a guarded hero, all silent and strong, and I already loved him from the first book His and Hannah s frankness with each other makes him loose some of his aura of mystery, but the honesty is refreshing And perhaps the pinning for the l Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review Lavender Blue is a heartwarming story, with likeable characters, about deep loss, grieving and healing and then constituting a new family of tree.It s great to have an older romantic couple Will is a guarded hero, all silent and strong, and I already loved him from the first book His and Hannah s frankness with each other makes him loose some of his aura of mystery, but the honesty is refreshing And perhaps the pinning for the late wife was a bit exaggerated All the talk and psychoanalysis, especially between the female characters but involving Will too, was a bit redundant and brought too much telling for my taste, but all in all this was a pleasant read about love, friendship, family and parenting, set against the backdrop of the beautiful lavender fields, in Blue Hollow Falls, Virginia.I m grateful to the publisher, Kensington Books Zebra, and NetGalley for providing a free copy flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Kait Nolan rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019, contemporary romance, small town romance I m mopping tears as I write this This, dear friends, is a Kleenex book But in the BEST possible way I admit to a little skepticism when I saw who the next hero was because while Will most definitely deserved love, he seemed so broken, I couldn t imagine the woman who d set that to rights and so often this setup can turn out like a hot mess But oh Hannah is perfect for him And for Jake They ve all experienced and been shaped by great loss, and seeing Will and Hannah come together, working I m mopping tears as I write this This, dear friends, is a Kleenex book But in the BEST possible way I admit to a little skepticism when I saw who the next hero was because while Will most definitely deserved love, he seemed so broken, I couldn t imagine the woman who d set that to rights and so often this setup can turn out like a hot mess But oh Hannah is perfect for him And for Jake They ve all experienced and been shaped by great loss, and seeing Will and Hannah come together, working through all those powerful emotions was just a privilege to be on the sidelines for Lavender Blue delivers on ALL THE FEELS It s simply beautiful Clearly this series has a special place in the author s heart and now, absolutely, in mine flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 14, 2018 Heather rated it liked it Shelves reviewed While this is the third book in the series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone I didn t read the others in this series and I had no issue at all following along If you re in the mood for a light hearted romance novel this is definitely not the one for you Both Will and Hannah have seen their share of tragedy And in fact tit is their shared sorrow and grief that actually bring them together Much of this book is focused on the characters learning to live again despite having faced tre While this is the third book in the series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone I didn t read the others in this series and I had no issue at all following along If you re in the mood for a light hearted romance novel this is definitely not the one for you Both Will and Hannah have seen their share of tragedy And in fact tit is their shared sorrow and grief that actually bring them together Much of this book is focused on the characters learning to live again despite having faced tremendous personal loss And finding that it is ok to find happiness again It is an emotional book but fortunately it is a romance novel so you can expect the happy ending even if it is a difficult road to get there for the characters involved flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Shari rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 arc reviewed, 2019 ebook, netgalley, 2019 read A wonderful story for two broken souls who take the chance of falling in love again Hannah has arrived in Blue Hollow Falls to buy a lavender farm and to start a new life Wilson is a stonemason, that has been hired to fix the chimneys of the farm Soon a friendship develops between the two but are they both willing to open their hearts up again Loved these characters, very heartwarming and full of emotion Loved Will s son, Jake.He is so open to Hannah and Will s friendship that is growing in A wonderful story for two broken souls who take the chance of falling in love again Hannah has arrived in Blue Hollow Falls to buy a lavender farm and to start a new life Wilson is a stonemason, that has been hired to fix the chimneys of the farm Soon a friendship develops between the two but are they both willing to open their hearts up again Loved these characters, very heartwarming and full of emotion Loved Will s son, Jake.He is so open to Hannah and Will s friendship that is growing into so much Loved this story, so much than a romance, I highly recommend flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Terri rated it really liked it Shelves arc, street team book This book was packed full of emotion Grief, anger, love, panic and friendship all showed up in this book I ll have to admit it started off kind of slow for me, but I also had lots of distracting life issues going on at the time I definitely got into it in the last half of the book I did love Hannah and Will together They had both suffered tremendous loss in their lives and were still pretty deep in the grief process I loved how they were able to help each other through to the point th This book was packed full of emotion Grief, anger, love, panic and friendship all showed up in this book I ll have to admit it started off kind of slow for me, but I also had lots of distracting life issues going on at the time I definitely got into it in the last half of the book I did love Hannah and Will together They had both suffered tremendous loss in their lives and were still pretty deep in the grief process I loved how they were able to help each other through to the point that they could at least see light at the end of the tunnel Their passionate feelings for each other came as a surprise to thema lovely surprise The building of that passion and emotional feelings were accomplished in a superb fashion by Kauffman I was totally vested in their relationship.This book made me laugh and cry As always, the secondary characters were well developed by Kauffman and very interesting in their own right Love must come to them as well and I can t wait flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 09, 2018 Gale rated it it was amazing It feels like I have been waiting forever for Lavender Blue and Will s story but in truth, it hasn t been that long It is just that this the third book of the Blue Hollow Falls series no worries, it is a standalone, however I cannot imagine NOT reading about this small mountain community with some novellas in between For me, Will has stood out from the beginning so I was anxious to read his story and why he was the way that he was My complaint to the author is that while I fell in love with It feels like I have been waiting forever for Lavender Blue and Will s story but in truth, it hasn t been that long It is just that this the third book of the Blue Hollow Falls series no worries, it is a standalone, however I cannot imagine NOT reading about this small mountain community with some novellas in between For me, Will has stood out from the beginning so I was anxious to read his story and why he was the way that he was My complaint to the author is that while I fell in love with Blue Hollow Falls, and the main characters of the other stories, I picked a favorite right from the first book And then I had a second favorite And then well, you get the idea The stories and people just keep getting better and better Lavender Blue is about Wilson Will McCall, his son Jake, and Hannah Montgomery Hannah was a new character for me she and some friends talk about characters purchase a lavender farm and the story really focuses around the property That s where the title comes from.I can t do the story justice so I will give you some highlights Will lost his wife oh so long ago, while he was serving overseas He never had the chance to say goodbye and feels such grief, even after so many, many years His son Jake he is such a wonderful young man Will has done an amazing job of raising him, with the help of the good folks in Blue Hollow Falls Jake plays a big part in this story, as he should, because Will and Hannah grow closer and a teenage boy in the mix is a pretty big deal Read LB for the wonderfully woven tale of why and how this comes to be Hannah and her friends are also dealing with some huge life changing issues so all the people in Blue Hollow Falls weave themselves into each other s lives and of course, stick their nose into the budding relationship between Hannah and Will I just adore these busybodies And the animals, well, they play a part as well and I can just picture how soft and cuddly and crazy they are, from the book descriptions I cannot say enough about Blue Hollow Falls and all the people I ve come to know and love Lavender Blue made me read sniffle again, but in an entirely good way, and I missed everyone when I finished the story Definitely recommend this book and the entire series Although I have my copy pre ordered, I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher This is my unbiased and voluntary review flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Sue Galuska rated it it was amazing I have never read a book of Donna Kauffman s that I have not loved and this one is no exception What I will tell you is that this story brought with it a lot of really strong emotions and at times I just kept the Puffs right next to me Hannah Montgomery, along with her 3 friends, decide to buy a lavender farm in Blue Hollow Falls Each of them have things from their past that they are trying to put behind them and thought this new adventure just might do the trick Hannah s past involved her te I have never read a book of Donna Kauffman s that I have not loved and this one is no exception What I will tell you is that this story brought with it a lot of really strong emotions and at times I just kept the Puffs right next to me Hannah Montgomery, along with her 3 friends, decide to buy a lavender farm in Blue Hollow Falls Each of them have things from their past that they are trying to put behind them and thought this new adventure just might do the trick Hannah s past involved her teenage son that she lost way too young.The ladies hire Wilson Will McCall to help fix up the old farm Hannah is strongly drawn to Will and quickly realizes that Will has lost someone very close to him.his wife Will also has a 14 year old son, Jake, who just happens to be the same age that her son, Liam, would have been As Hannah and Will bond over their grief, the normally quiet Will is in awe of how Hannah handles the past He would very much like to move on with his life because it has been 10 years since Zoey died but he just isn t sure how For once Will is ready to try and move on with his life but as Hannah gets closer to Will and Jake, she is not sure if she will really be able to handle a teenage boy in her life that reminds her a lot of Liam.As Will and Hannah navigate through this emotional roller coaster ride, they both have to figure out how to honor their past while at the same time embracing these new feelings that they have for each other.I just adored these characters They were both so real that I felt like I could really be friends with either of them Will seemed like the perfect guy that you would want loving you because when he finally does give his heart, he gives it 110% Hannah on the other hand didn t need much encouragement when it came to Willshe was ready to jump head first into that hunk of a man I loved Hannah s fresh, uplifting way of life I wish people in the world were like her Overall this book was perfect This was another great addition to this series and I hope we get to read Hannah s friends stories in the near future flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Cathy Geha rated it it was amazing Lavender Blue by Donna KauffmanBlue Hollow Falls 3I love Blue Hollow Falls and the community that lives there I can see it, feel it and want to be a member of it as I read the stories that take place within it This was a book that warmed my heart and made me happy even though the heavy topic of loss, grieving and making one s way forward with life after a great loss was central to this book It was healing, good and provided a HEAI thoroughly enjoyed it Hannah Montgomery and three of her Lavender Blue by Donna KauffmanBlue Hollow Falls 3I love Blue Hollow Falls and the community that lives there I can see it, feel it and want to be a member of it as I read the stories that take place within it This was a book that warmed my heart and made me happy even though the heavy topic of loss, grieving and making one s way forward with life after a great loss was central to this book It was healing, good and provided a HEAI thoroughly enjoyed it Hannah Montgomery and three of her friends, met at a grief group, have gone together to purchase a lavender farm in Blue Hollow Falls Each of the women have suffered loss and bring special talents to their joint business venture I look forward to finding out what will happen to Chey, Avery Vivi in future books Hannah is an artist and illustrator who lost her son and is divorced from her husband Her way of living through the pain warmed my heart and as she shared her thoughts with others I grew to like her and She was comfortable in her skin, knew what she wanted, was a good friend, willing to give and to share, enjoyed life and found humor and beauty around her Wilson Will McCall was a hunk and a half but a quiet deep sort of man He is a widow and single parent of a fourteen year old son In the previous book I liked him and hoped he would be able to deal with his grief and in this book he does just thatand opens himself up to what life again I loved the way he interacted with his son and how that relationship grew, too Will and Hannah were perfect for one another and I liked the slow growth to their relationship and the fire that entered it when they finally opened up to one another I loved this book and hope that this series will continue long enough for Will s son Jake to grow up and choose what he wants to do with his life and also to find out what will happen to Bailey she is someone I would love to see as an adult in the future Thank you to NetGalley and Kensginton Zebra for the ARC This is my honest review 5 Stars flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Jennifer Ritter rated it it was amazing Lavender Blue is the fifth book in Donna Kauffman s Blue Hollow Falls series Hannah Montgomery and three dear friends have bought a lavender farm just outside of Blue Hollow Falls in Virginia Each of the four women come from a past of deep loss, and part of their healing process has brought them to this point Vivienne Baudin actually inherited the farm, but the others have bought in to the venture Their plans are to open a tea shop and produce products that center around lavender, be it tea, Lavender Blue is the fifth book in Donna Kauffman s Blue Hollow Falls series Hannah Montgomery and three dear friends have bought a lavender farm just outside of Blue Hollow Falls in Virginia Each of the four women come from a past of deep loss, and part of their healing process has brought them to this point Vivienne Baudin actually inherited the farm, but the others have bought in to the venture Their plans are to open a tea shop and produce products that center around lavender, be it tea, cookies, soaps, or essential oils But first there are many repairs and much restoration to be done One major project is the restoration and rebuilding of the four large chimneys Stone mason and widower Wilson McCall has been at the farm for a few weeks working on the chimneys On the day Hannah makes his close up acquaintance, it happens as he grabs her and holds her up against the outside porch wall as bricks come crashing down from a chimney that had not been restored as per the architectural plans that were on file From that time on there is a deeper connection between them Hannah also makes a connection with Will s 14 year old son, Jacob He is the same age her son Liam would have been if he were still here Both Hannah and Will are working through their grief, having lost their ways when they lost their loved ones Even though they tentatively move forward in a relationship, it takes a severe storm to bring the three of them together.This is a very good novel filled with rich characters, beautiful scenery, and a wonderful story I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to the next book in this series I do recommend this book flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 15, 2019 Quinn Fforde rated it it was amazing Since Wilson McCall appeared in the first book of this series, I have been dying to know his story He obviously had some major stuff going on, but he definitely wasn t talking about it Then he had an unexpectedly emotional reaction to Jake s learning to play the fiddle in Bluestone and Vine That just broke my heart for Will, and I was thrilled for him to get his HEA.The path to that HEA is very emotional I didn t even try to count the number of times I had to wipe tears from my eyes in order Since Wilson McCall appeared in the first book of this series, I have been dying to know his story He obviously had some major stuff going on, but he definitely wasn t talking about it Then he had an unexpectedly emotional reaction to Jake s learning to play the fiddle in Bluestone and Vine That just broke my heart for Will, and I was thrilled for him to get his HEA.The path to that HEA is very emotional I didn t even try to count the number of times I had to wipe tears from my eyes in order to keep reading Given the synopsis, that wasn t a big surprise The surprise was how uplifting the discussions of loss were but in a realistic way, not a patronizing way Everyone is this book has lost at least one important person, and they all have ideas about dealing with loss to bring to the table If I had to pick a central message for this book, it would be that those of us who are still living have to find ways to honor and remember those we have lost while we live the best way we know how Having just lost my mother last year, this resonated with me.Hannah is a new character in the series, and I enjoyed getting to know her She is very grounded and in touch with herself She is also very thoughtful and compassionate I loved her She is exactly the kind of woman I would love to go to dinner with or hang out with I also really loved the friends Hannah brought with her into Blue Hollow Falls Those women are hilarious, and I hope they are getting stories soon I love this series, and the characters that populate it I can t recommend it highly enough flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Bobbie rated it really liked it It seems this is the third book in the Blue Hollow Falls series about an small mountain town in the Blue Ridge Mountains I had not read either of the previous books so I can honestly say this is a standalone However, I will also admit that there is good possibility that I will go back and read the first 2 Hannah and three other friends have bought an old house in Blue Hollow Falls and are opening a lavender store with a tea room These four women have become friends because they have all lost It seems this is the third book in the Blue Hollow Falls series about an small mountain town in the Blue Ridge Mountains I had not read either of the previous books so I can honestly say this is a standalone However, I will also admit that there is good possibility that I will go back and read the first 2 Hannah and three other friends have bought an old house in Blue Hollow Falls and are opening a lavender store with a tea room These four women have become friends because they have all lost someone close to them and met in a grief counseling group Each has come to terms with their loss mostly and now are living together and starting this venture The Romance revolves around Hannah and Will, a stonemason who is repairing their old house This book s theme of loss is consistent throughout the book and what makes it a good and meaningful read Hannah and Will realize they have both suffered loss, and between them, they develop a loving relationship Will has a teenage son who plays a prominent role in this book, and between Jake and his friend, Bailey, I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with them A nice contemporary read that has all the feels The heat quotient was mild to moderate, so if you love a good small town story, and I am a sucker for them, this is a very good read flag Like see review Jan 29, 2019 Candy rated it really liked it One of the things I like about Donna Kaufman s writing is that her characters grapple with real life issues and own their real life flaws This book is no different I ve been waiting for Will s story since meeting him in the previous books but you don t need to have read them to enjoy this one I was intrigued by the fearsome foursome of ladies working together to revive a deserted lavender farm, and would have actually liked to hear a bit about their struggles and learning process ma One of the things I like about Donna Kaufman s writing is that her characters grapple with real life issues and own their real life flaws This book is no different I ve been waiting for Will s story since meeting him in the previous books but you don t need to have read them to enjoy this one I was intrigued by the fearsome foursome of ladies working together to revive a deserted lavender farm, and would have actually liked to hear a bit about their struggles and learning process maybe in a future book I hope the other three ladies get their own books My only beef with this book is that there s some redundancy in the recounting of Will s issues with burying his grief, and Hannah s sharing of her experience in turning her grief around That said, I really enjoyed the reappearance of the dynamic characters of the community and the building of a new landmark at the lavender farm but I missed having an update on Sunny Sawyer from the first book I think the juxtaposition of Will s grief management vs Hannah s, and how they help each other heal and grow, makes this book worth a book club pick Will deserves to be happy again, and so does Hannah, and together they help each other find a new HEA flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Jill rated it it was amazing I feel like every time I review one of Donna s books I say it was my favorite, but I think this may really be my favorite Though part of the Blue Hollow Falls series it can be read as a stand alone I knew after hearing of his story in Bluestone Vine that widower, Will McCall s story was going to hurt my heart a little and I was right Immediately after meeting Hannah Montgomery and learning about her background and own experience with grief I knew that she could be the one to help p I feel like every time I review one of Donna s books I say it was my favorite, but I think this may really be my favorite Though part of the Blue Hollow Falls series it can be read as a stand alone I knew after hearing of his story in Bluestone Vine that widower, Will McCall s story was going to hurt my heart a little and I was right Immediately after meeting Hannah Montgomery and learning about her background and own experience with grief I knew that she could be the one to help put Will s heart back together again Hannah and her friends also survivors of grief moved to town to open a lavender farm I m hoping that we get to find out about the friends in future stories We get to reconnect with Will s son Jake and with neighbor Bailey who is just delightful I love all of the intricate details Kaufman included about processes, whether stone masonry, lavender picking, wood working, farming or painting I feel like I could attempt some of these things after learning about them in this novel This book was emotional and heart wrenching at times but also breathtakingly beautiful Having experienced tragedy in my own life I feel like I would have better learned how to handle by grief from reading this story than the countless books on grief I consumed over the past 10 years I really resonated with both characters and while watching them attempt to heal themselves also found a great deal of healing myself Grab a box of tissues, grab a blanket and hunker down to enjoy this wonderful story fully of love, grief, humor and healing flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 Karen rated it really liked it I have been waiting for Will s story since reading about him in book one He has a military past, a young son, and is a widow He has lots of grief and issues to work out to ever be able to move on, but does he even want to move on Hannah is new to Blue Hollow Falls Her and a few friends have opened up a lavender farm and getting it all renovated and ready for the following spring Hannah notices Will right away in his white t shirts and is drawn to him Hannah and Will have lots of in depths t I have been waiting for Will s story since reading about him in book one He has a military past, a young son, and is a widow He has lots of grief and issues to work out to ever be able to move on, but does he even want to move on Hannah is new to Blue Hollow Falls Her and a few friends have opened up a lavender farm and getting it all renovated and ready for the following spring Hannah notices Will right away in his white t shirts and is drawn to him Hannah and Will have lots of in depths talks about each of their griefs and how they can move on together as a couple Sadly it takes a minor accident for everything to be seen in great detail as to why Hannah may have been stepping back a bit These two have great chemistry, have a few meddling people trying to get them together faster than they might be ready for, but everyone is cheering and hoping for the two of them to be a couple It was an emotional read about talking about loss of a child and a spouse And how people move on from their grief in different ways Great addition to the Blue Hollow Falls series flag Like see review Dec 29, 2018 Pam rated it really liked it Lavender Blue is a story about people recovering from devastating losses learning to trust love again Hannah lost her son when he was only 7 years old While she was grieving, she had to deal with the end of her marriage her husband cheating Now she s in a good place in her life She s moving on is interested in Will Will is quiet gruff He s having a hard time getting over the death of his wife His son has started playing the fiddle singing like his mothe Lavender Blue is a story about people recovering from devastating losses learning to trust love again Hannah lost her son when he was only 7 years old While she was grieving, she had to deal with the end of her marriage her husband cheating Now she s in a good place in her life She s moving on is interested in Will Will is quiet gruff He s having a hard time getting over the death of his wife His son has started playing the fiddle singing like his mother did Will can barely stand to hear him because he sounds just like his mother He s drawn to Hannah but feels guilty about that too These are interesting characters a difficult subject It was interesting that Hannah was able to help others by explaining how she overcame her grief but she had the head in the sand attitude when she backslid She wasn t sure what was going on The supporting characters added depth to the story additional color This book is part of a series but can be easily read as a stand alone Characters from the first books pop in but there isn t anything to confuse you flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Doreen Prentiss Gabriellini rated it it was amazing Lavender Blue by Donna Kauffman is the third story in her Blue Hollow Falls series This is a very touching story full of wonderful friendships, extreme hurts and loss that run deep, forgiveness, heartache and new love Almost everyone has lost someone special to death The two main characters are no exception They may have different reasons for their grief but it is that grief that connects them As usual, Donna Kauffman does not disappoint Her characters are rich and likeable She creates th Lavender Blue by Donna Kauffman is the third story in her Blue Hollow Falls series This is a very touching story full of wonderful friendships, extreme hurts and loss that run deep, forgiveness, heartache and new love Almost everyone has lost someone special to death The two main characters are no exception They may have different reasons for their grief but it is that grief that connects them As usual, Donna Kauffman does not disappoint Her characters are rich and likeable She creates them so beautifully that you feel they are your friends The descriptions of the scenery are so vivid you can easily see them It was great for me to revisit those we have met in the previous books about Blue Hollow Falls but know that you don t have to read the other two to read this book Go grab a box of tissues and enjoy I can t wait to see what Donna Kauffman has up her sleeve for the next book in Blue Hollow Falls.I would like to thank Donna Kauffman, the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Paula rated it it was amazing Emotional and heartfelt are two words that come to mind when trying to describe Lavender Blue by Donna Kauffman This book deals with loss, grief and recovery For some that happens sooner than it does for others which is part of what this story shows How that affects our life and those around us also comes into play Lavender Blue begins the journey of Hannah and her three friends that have come to Blue Hollows to begin anew Since all have experienced loss, this is not as light of a book as s Emotional and heartfelt are two words that come to mind when trying to describe Lavender Blue by Donna Kauffman This book deals with loss, grief and recovery For some that happens sooner than it does for others which is part of what this story shows How that affects our life and those around us also comes into play Lavender Blue begins the journey of Hannah and her three friends that have come to Blue Hollows to begin anew Since all have experienced loss, this is not as light of a book as some of Donna Kauffman s other books that take place in this Blue Ridge Mountain community However, it is beautifully written with sensitivity conveying a spirit of hope Still a romance but one in which one must learn to love life as well as loving another Highly recommend.An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed All thoughts and opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Dena Tyndall rated it it was amazing I received an ARC for an honest review.Donna Kauffman does not disappoint This series has stolen my heart A beautiful escape to Blue Hollow Falls, most excellent charecters, believable story lines I could not ask for In this book we follow Will s story He goes from a quiet man who has been a worker bee in the background of the last stories, to the forefront, his confrontation with his past and finding love again His sine Jake continues to be an amazing part of this story and series I received an ARC for an honest review.Donna Kauffman does not disappoint This series has stolen my heart A beautiful escape to Blue Hollow Falls, most excellent charecters, believable story lines I could not ask for In this book we follow Will s story He goes from a quiet man who has been a worker bee in the background of the last stories, to the forefront, his confrontation with his past and finding love again His sine Jake continues to be an amazing part of this story and series Will finds love with Hannah, a new charecter to the arena She has dealt with her own tragedies and has fallen head over heels for Will It did not take long for these to to realize the amazing family they became That right there melted my heart.I can not wait to read stories about the people of Blue Hollow Falls who continue to become their own intertwined family So many to choose from Who s next I vote Chey flag Like see review Jan 29, 2019 Lori rated it really liked it Some books are fast burns you get in, and things start moving super fast, and before you know it, the book is done That isn t the case with this book The characters, and the story itself, were of a slow burn I hadn t read any of the other books in the series, and didn t feel bereft due to that, but had read some of Donna Kauffman s earlier books So, I was intrigued by the cover and the description Hannah and Will meet through the farm she is renovating with friends , and their conne Some books are fast burns you get in, and things start moving super fast, and before you know it, the book is done That isn t the case with this book The characters, and the story itself, were of a slow burn I hadn t read any of the other books in the series, and didn t feel bereft due to that, but had read some of Donna Kauffman s earlier books So, I was intrigued by the cover and the description Hannah and Will meet through the farm she is renovating with friends , and their connection is clear Both are cautious due to traumas in their backgrounds both are struggling with grief and the loss of very important people Hannah and Will connect and help each other to move forward and to move forward together Really enjoyed the story, and enjoyed the way in which Hannah and Will s relationship evolved The end is truly satisfying You will cry , and cheer, for their connection NetGalley flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Bette Hansen rated it it was amazing Wonderfully sweet and heartwarming It s a story of two lost souls who have suffered great loss and are trying to find their way through the grief Hannah Montgomery has come to Blue Hollow Falls to start over along with three friends Together they have bought a lavender farm Wilson McCall is working on the farm when he meets Hannah for the first time He s a widower left to raise his teenage son on his own It s been years since he lost his wife but he s never moved on Now Hannah is stirring Wonderfully sweet and heartwarming It s a story of two lost souls who have suffered great loss and are trying to find their way through the grief Hannah Montgomery has come to Blue Hollow Falls to start over along with three friends Together they have bought a lavender farm Wilson McCall is working on the farm when he meets Hannah for the first time He s a widower left to raise his teenage son on his own It s been years since he lost his wife but he s never moved on Now Hannah is stirring his heart back to life These two quickly form a friendship but it s not long before they are both yearning for Trusting and loving again may be than either of them can handle though.Beautifully written with many emotional highs and lows Don t miss this must read I highly recommend it flag Like see review Dec 10, 2018 Kaye rated it really liked it Overall a good story With four women, of different ages and interests starting up a lavender farm it sets up for at least a four book series This is the first one Hannah is an artist, and loves to draw and paint In the past she illustrated children books for a living When her 7 year old son died in a car accident the grief overwhelmed her, so while it is not stressed how they met, it is something all four women have in common grief When she meets handyman Will, there is an attraction righ Overall a good story With four women, of different ages and interests starting up a lavender farm it sets up for at least a four book series This is the first one Hannah is an artist, and loves to draw and paint In the past she illustrated children books for a living When her 7 year old son died in a car accident the grief overwhelmed her, so while it is not stressed how they met, it is something all four women have in common grief When she meets handyman Will, there is an attraction right away Turns out he is also struggling with grief after the death of his wife 12 years ago Raising his 14 year old son, and moving back to the place where his grandparents were from he is slowing coming out of his shell I did enjoy the story, but at times the concentration of dealing with grief got depressing, sad to say Still though, it is a book and author I highly recommend flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 BranDee Wenzl rated it really liked it What an enjoyable and endearing ride of a story this book is Having never read Donna Kauffman before,I found this book a really great read The characters were not only relatable, but they seemed so real This book is a romance, but even so much then that Both lead characters had, had profound losses in their life, one a spouse the other a child The author was able to not only bring me the reader into their grief, but also see the beauty in continuing to live after someone as love is gon What an enjoyable and endearing ride of a story this book is Having never read Donna Kauffman before,I found this book a really great read The characters were not only relatable, but they seemed so real This book is a romance, but even so much then that Both lead characters had, had profound losses in their life, one a spouse the other a child The author was able to not only bring me the reader into their grief, but also see the beauty in continuing to live after someone as love is gone This was a beautiful and sweet story of not only a couple falling in love, but finding a way to build a life after a horrible loss I loved every part of this story and would recommend you anyone looking for a feel good story flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Rosemarie Grainer rated it it was amazing review of another edition Great continuation of this series Wow We met Will and his son Jake in the previous story Now we meet Hannah who helps them both, while they are helping her I love the idea of a lavender farm with a tea shop The ladies working to create this are so amazing They have all been through so much Seeing this whole story come together really makes you think and appreciate all you have This story has a relaxed pace, a hopeful tone and a character oriented storyline with some steamy scenes and vivi Great continuation of this series Wow We met Will and his son Jake in the previous story Now we meet Hannah who helps them both, while they are helping her I love the idea of a lavender farm with a tea shop The ladies working to create this are so amazing They have all been through so much Seeing this whole story come together really makes you think and appreciate all you have This story has a relaxed pace, a hopeful tone and a character oriented storyline with some steamy scenes and vivid, complex characters You do want to read these in order to get the full effect There are a lot of emotional scenes and instances to make you think If this all sounds good to you, enjoy flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Nancy Ku rated it it was amazing Lavender Blue by Donna Kauffman This is the 3rd book in the Blue Hollow Falls series and I want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for letting me preview and review this book Will a widower who came back to Blue Hollow Falls to raise his son Jake Hannah a mother who is dealing with the loss of her young son Liam and starting a new business with three friendson a lavender farm Donna does a great job of pulling you into the book and keeping you there There are tears, laughter, Lavender Blue by Donna Kauffman This is the 3rd book in the Blue Hollow Falls series and I want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for letting me preview and review this book Will a widower who came back to Blue Hollow Falls to raise his son Jake Hannah a mother who is dealing with the loss of her young son Liam and starting a new business with three friendson a lavender farm Donna does a great job of pulling you into the book and keeping you there There are tears, laughter, angst, some steamy stuff all leading to a very HEA I can t wait for the next book in this series.Reasons I enjoyed this book Steamy Funny Happily Ever After Romantic Entertaining Page turner Wonderful characters Tear jerker Easy to read Original Great world building flag Like see review Dec 21, 2018 Pat Aschenbeck rated it it was amazing This is the third book in the Blue Hallow Falls series It is a stand alone book, but I can t imagine not reading the others This story is about Hannah and Will, it is an emotional book as they are both trying to see their way through the maze of life after suffering tragic losses For Hannah she lost her only son in an accident and Will lost his wife while he was away over seas Hannah and her friends buy a lavender farm and have to do some renovations and they hire Will to repair the chimneys This is the third book in the Blue Hallow Falls series It is a stand alone book, but I can t imagine not reading the others This story is about Hannah and Will, it is an emotional book as they are both trying to see their way through the maze of life after suffering tragic losses For Hannah she lost her only son in an accident and Will lost his wife while he was away over seas Hannah and her friends buy a lavender farm and have to do some renovations and they hire Will to repair the chimneys For me this book was emotional then the others in the series so have your hankies ready I think Donna hit it again, I love her books and I hope she will write about Hannah friends in other books flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves books n kisses com, netgalley Review featured at books n kissesHow could I not enjoy this story when it is set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mtns, where I live, and also has my newly married last name It was written for me Ok maybe not but it was written beautifully Kauffman is one of the best for contemporary romance She brings in real life places and true to life people Hannah is a great female lead I can imagine becoming friends with her in real life And Wilson is just a quiet sweet teddy bear I found myself Review featured at books n kissesHow could I not enjoy this story when it is set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mtns, where I live, and also has my newly married last name It was written for me Ok maybe not but it was written beautifully Kauffman is one of the best for contemporary romance She brings in real life places and true to life people Hannah is a great female lead I can imagine becoming friends with her in real life And Wilson is just a quiet sweet teddy bear I found myself just wanting to see them hug because they both seemed to need it This is a great story that pulls you in from chapter one into a sweet romance Great curl up, read and enjoy kind of book Disclaimer I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 23, 2019 Bin rated it it was amazing Shelves giveaway win, own, own ebook reading Seth and Pippa s love story in Bluestone Vine, I was madly in love with the hope that Will and Jacob would get their own story Kauffman told such a soothing and realistic story with Seth and Pippa s love, I was definitely up for I was not disappointed Kauffman weaved a beautiful story of tragedy, grief, and redemptive love with passion, friendship and joy Readers were treated to an honest, open, deeply moving friendship turned reading Seth and Pippa s love story in Bluestone Vine, I was madly in love with the hope that Will and Jacob would get their own story Kauffman told such a soothing and realistic story with Seth and Pippa s love, I was definitely up for I was not disappointed Kauffman weaved a beautiful story of tragedy, grief, and redemptive love with passion, friendship and joy Readers were treated to an honest, open, deeply moving friendship turned romance built on mutual understand of loss, laughter, and a willingness to do the hard work for something worth fighting for flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed donnakauffman Other books in the series Blue Hollow Falls 3 books Books by Donna Kauffman More Trivia About Lavender Blue No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 67, 29, 10, 3, 1 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms 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        USA Today bestseller and award winning author of the Cupcake Club series and the Blueberry Cove series, DONNA KAUFFMAN has been gratified to see her books get rave reviews in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan She lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia, where she is happily working on the next book in her b USA Today bestseller and award winning author of the Cupcake Club series and the Blueberry Cove series, DONNA KAUFFMAN has been gratified to see her books get rave reviews in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan She lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia, where she is happily working on the next book in her brand new Blue Hollow Falls series, set right in her mountain home area When she s not writing, she can be found recapping the popular tv show NCIS for USA Today, or escaping into her garden to play in the dirt Donna also works as a volunteer wildlife transporter for two local sanctuaries, giving orphaned and injured wildlife a second chance at survival You can catch up on all of her adventures via her author page on Facebook, or on Twitter, or Instagram writerchick Donna loves to hear from readers You can contact her through her website at donnakauffman


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    1. 4.5 Here is my truth Stars We return to Blue Hollow Falls for the third book in the series Lavender Blue. Donna finally gives the readers widower Will McCall s story, this is a guy who has intrigued from the beginning, and the author has kept the information release in regard to him and his son Jake, at of a slow trickle rather than a steady flow Which essentially means I have been itching to read this book since before it was even written It s hard Asking for help I knew before 4 [...]


    2. A town of artisans, craftsmen, farmers and ranchers didn t grab your attention, then Kauffman s ability to pen characters that you want as your friends and neighbors, children you can t help but love and some interesting livestock that puts the icing on the cake Lavender Blue brings us back to the Blue Ridge Mountains where Hannah Montgomery, a co owner of a new lavender farm is looking for a new start When she meets Wilson McCall, the relationship is a bit rocky by Wilson s emotional scars H A [...]


    3. In this third book of the series we are introduced to Hannah Montgomery who has, along with three friends, purchased a lavender farm She is trying to make a new start for herself and hopes to honor the memory of her son at the same time Enter Wilson McCall a man with his own tragedies and grief to deal with Wilson has been hired to fix several items in the house that comes with the farm As time goes by and the two spend time together Hannah is able to bring some laughter into Wilson s l In this [...]


    4. Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review Lavender Blue is a heartwarming story, with likeable characters, about deep loss, grieving and healing and then constituting a new family of tree.It s great to have an older romantic couple Will is a guarded hero, all silent and strong, and I already loved him from the first book His and Hannah s frankness with each other makes him loose some of his aura of mystery, but the honesty is refreshing And perhaps the pinning for the l Recei [...]


    5. I m mopping tears as I write this This, dear friends, is a Kleenex book But in the BEST possible way I admit to a little skepticism when I saw who the next hero was because while Will most definitely deserved love, he seemed so broken, I couldn t imagine the woman who d set that to rights and so often this setup can turn out like a hot mess But oh Hannah is perfect for him And for Jake They ve all experienced and been shaped by great loss, and seeing Will and Hannah come together, working I m mo [...]


    6. While this is the third book in the series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone I didn t read the others in this series and I had no issue at all following along If you re in the mood for a light hearted romance novel this is definitely not the one for you Both Will and Hannah have seen their share of tragedy And in fact tit is their shared sorrow and grief that actually bring them together Much of this book is focused on the characters learning to live again despite having faced tre Whil [...]


    7. A wonderful story for two broken souls who take the chance of falling in love again Hannah has arrived in Blue Hollow Falls to buy a lavender farm and to start a new life Wilson is a stonemason, that has been hired to fix the chimneys of the farm Soon a friendship develops between the two but are they both willing to open their hearts up again Loved these characters, very heartwarming and full of emotion Loved Will s son, Jake.He is so open to Hannah and Will s friendship that is growing in A wo [...]


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