Summer in Andalucia
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Summer in Andalucia

Having read Lucy Coleman’s A Springtime to Remember and The French Adventure, I was keen to read Summer in Andalucia.

Summer in Andalucia

Lainey Summers feels blessed to have her dream job writing for a renowned foodie magazine. And the day she goes to interview chef Rick Oliver at his new restaurant—Aleatory—in London’s popular Piccadilly, is the start of an unexpected journey.

When Rick is offered the opportunity to jet off to a monastery in Andalucía, to film a cookery competition for Spanish TV, Lainey goes too, to cover the story.

Spending a month filming in the stunning Spanish countryside, soaking up the sights, sounds, smells and of course the cuisine, Lainey and Rick start to enjoy each other’s company. But their time together flies by too quickly, and before they know it, Rick and Lainey have to face going their separate ways.

With both their worlds shifting beneath them, the call of Andalucia and the call of happiness grows ever stronger. But with everything at stake, will they be able to take the chance of a happy-ever-after…

Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a sun-baked, life-affirming, total escape to beautiful Andalucia.  

Summer in Andalucia

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My review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A sweet love story of two people bonding over a love of food and travel. Though Rick seems out of bounds, Lainey can’t help falling in love with him. Rick enjoys her friendship and companionship, but being engaged to his business partner, it’s hard for him to make any sort of commitment to Lainey.

Both characters came across as being sincere and committed to their chosen fields. I also enjoyed the sub-plot of Lainey’s parents coming together again.

What I’ve enjoy most about the author’s books apart from the sweet love stories is that they transport the reader to new and scenic locales. Here she took us to the Monastery of San Francisco located in Palma de Rio in Cordoba, to the Portacarrero Palace and yes, even to the Castle of Almodovar de Rio in which several of of the Games of Thrones’ episodes were shot.

The book had great descriptions of all the culinary delights that Rick and the participants of the cooking show produced. In times where travelling and eating out is not advisable, Lucy Coleman managed to create a sensory delightful book that I could enjoy in the safety of my home!

Meet The Author

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys. Lucy’s first title with Boldwood was A Springtime to Remember, published in December 2019.

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Grateful to the publishers, Boldwood Books and Rachel’s Random Resources for an advanced reader’s copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A creativity coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. I write about life, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. An avid reader, I review books at and offer coaching to writers and bloggers and anyone looking to explore their creativity at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.

One comment on “Summer in Andalucia

  1. Thank you so much, Corinne, for being on the tour and I’m delighted you enjoyed a virtual trip to Andalucia… it’s a truly magnificent setting and one of the best research trips I have ever undertaken!

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