If you’ve read Bluestone & Vine by USA Today’s bestselling author Donna Kauffman, then you will remember meeting grieving widower Will McCall and his son Jacob. Readers fell in love with these secondary characters and fans will be excited to be reintroduced to them with Kauffman’s lastest Blue Hallow Falls novel Lavender Blue.
Hannah Montgomery is on a clear path to creating a life she never would have imagined after a terrible shocking lost. With her three closest friends, she’s bought a lavender farm she hopes will not only create something wonderful but also honor the memory of her lost loved one. What she definitely didn’t imagine was Will McCall. Hired to fix the farm’s crumbling chimneys, the grieving stonemason, captures Hannah’s imagination. And her heart.
Will noticed sweet Hannah the minute he starts work out at Lavender Blue. Sweet, open and funny, she makes Will smile like no one has since losing his wife one Christmas Eve. As their friendship grows, will Will be able to struggle through the grief that has gripped him so long in order to grab a new life with Hannah?
After 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 more. 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.
Fans who were longing for Will’s story to be told will not be disappointed. Readers new to Kauffman’s Blue Hallow Falls series need not worry. You will not feel deprived. Lavender Blue can be read on its own. This novel will be available January 29th, from Kensington Publishing.