• Spring at Lavender Bay

  • Lavender Bay, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Bennett
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Beth Reynolds loved growing up close to Eleanor's Emporium – a bric-a-brac shop full of wonders on Lavender Bay. Devastated to learn that Eleanor has died, she returns home from London immediately and is shocked to discover that the elderly lady has left the shop to her!

Vowing to restore it to its former glory, she only intends to stay until the end of the season. Although the longer she spends in the colourful seaside town, the more she falls back in love with everything she left behind... and quite possibly, with her best friend Eliza's older brother, local chef Sam Barnes!

Why didn't she notice he was quite this gorgeous before? And will their spring fling be enough to convince her to stay?

Don't miss Spring at Lavender Bay, the first book in the enchanting Lavender Bay trilogy! Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.

Book 1: Spring at Lavender Bay
Book 2: Summer at Lavender Bay
Book 3: Snowflakes at Lavender Bay

©2018 Sarah Bennett (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Sarah Bennett has stepped firmly into my auto-buy box." (Claire Robinson, Top Ten Goodreads Reviewer)

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Looking for a sweet, easy read?

As I read this, I kept thinking “uh oh, this is where it all goes to hell and people’s hearts get broken.” But that’s not what happened. This is a quiet, calm story that still manages to not follow the predicted path. Very sweet!

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Spring at Lavender Bay

Spring at Lavender Bay. First time I have read a Sarah Bennett Book and will be reading more. Just loved the way she makes you feel you know the characters so warm friendly feel part of the place.

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Great listen!

I enjoyed listening to this very much. It is a lovely story! I plan to listen to the rest of the series!

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  • Elaine Gray
  • 10-15-18

great book enjoyed it last minute buy no regrets .

loved every part of this book. cheered me up on a long journey to London xxxx

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  • Sarah
  • 02-11-19

smiley face story

a lovely put a smile on your face story. brilliant narrator holds you into the story rght to the very end. my only criticism would be the ending needs dragging out a bit longer ,rather than the gone in a flash ending. but well worth listening to

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  • Anna Fern
  • 02-07-19

Disappointing

I am afraid a boring read. Story weak and narrator voice was hard to listen too.

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  • Kate
  • 10-06-18

Just very basic and shallow

I didn’t hate it I guess, it’s easy to listen to. It just doesn’t really have any charm or anything interesting about it. The characters were very 2D feeling. The girls love wine and watching Netflix then there’s the strong, French speaking, chef love interest, just dull... Also the narrator was a bit wooden

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  • Tracy Kendall
  • 01-27-22

predictable

I did enjoy this light hearted story ,however it was very predictable in places

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  • Jayne mallett
  • 03-21-21

Great story

Story great but if I’m honest I struggled with the narrator for the first few chapters. Glad I continued as I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this book

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  • Jus ward
  • 06-12-19

Love it!

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to listening to the stories of Elisa and Libby.

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  • Soodle
  • 03-23-19

A gentle, predictable listen

I enjoyed the story, it wasn't deep but it was enjoyable. The only negative was the West Country accent of the narrator, it made me cringe from start to end.

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  • Lizzie
  • 05-01-19

Dull read

Good story line but reader did not bring it to life. Very predictable story line.

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  • Lauren Ottewill
  • 11-25-18

Sweet but predictable

I found this a sweet story but no interesting surprises very predictable.
The narrator didn’t seem to be consistent with her accents of different characters.
Sam the lead was British one minute then Northen the next and his sister Eliza who was obviously not pure British had a very posh accent compared to the parents.
Bit annoying and wouid be interested to see where they all end up