Review: Lost in Lavender (A Christmas Bouquet #1) by Patricia Kiyono

Print Length: 95 pages
Publisher: Dingbat Publishing (December 14, 2018)

From Selina Davison once enjoyed life as a countess, but when tragedy struck, she learned to take care of herself. Thanks to her skill creating hats adorned with realistic silk flowers, she’s built a successful business as a milliner. When a handsome gentleman stumbles into her shop asking for directions, she remembers and yearns for the joy of having someone to share life’s ups and downs.

As the second son of an earl, James Benton could enjoy his social privileges, but the concerns of the gentry hold no interest for him. He’s much happier to be outdoors, tending to his plants, which never judge him. His peerage connections help him secure the position as landscape architect for the winter garden in Highgate, but no one warned him of how complicated the personalities involved would make the job.


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was one of those super fast, super short reads that while perfect for a day at the beach (or a rainy/snowy day spent indoors), usually leave me feeling like I've missed out on something. However, this was not the case here. 

Sure, I do wish there had been more chapters so that I could have spent more time with these characters, getting to know them better and enjoying their love story longer, but on the whole I don't feel like I missed out on anything either. I felt like these characters were complex for the story being so short, although I would have loved to have learned more about James and why his sense of direction was so awful.

Being that this is a clean romance, you won't find any behind closed doors happenings going in, which honestly was quite the refreshing change from the historical romances I have read of late. It was nice to see a couple be able to find love without having to take off their clothes in order to do it. There was no drama, and no angst, this was just a lovely old fashioned feeling love story.

I believe this story will appeal to those who enjoy sweet and clean historical romances. I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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