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Lavender and Lace: A Contemporary Christian Romance (Bloom Sisters Book 4) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 3162 KB
- Publication Date : September 28, 2020
- Print Length : 196 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Publisher : Silver Fountain Press (September 28, 2020)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08BPBY7PF
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #95,597 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Lavender and Emmett challenge each other to overcome their prejudices and by rooting their identity in Christ, find the freedom to represent themselves honestly and consistently across their spheres. They learn to surrender their fears and futures to God and forgive in the face of betrayal. This was a solid addition to the Bloom family series, giving us more time with each member of this beloved family.
I loved that Emmitt was a writer for Silver Fountain Press. 😉 I identified with Lavender as being the shy one, but definitely not as the fashionista. 😅 I also identified with Emmitt’s desire to simply write and to not be forced to put on a show online for everyone and brave the feedback. I’ve learned from both of their journeys.
I’m super excited about Lily’s story next!
I'm going to jump ahead here in regards to an overall theme throughout this story. Faith. It's so palpable that it should be an example to other writers on how to incorporate a very strong line of it! The faith element is a very natural part of the characters lives so it feels completely natural for it to be discussed throughout.
Ok, I won't wax poetic about the faith anymore so let's talk about the characters and writing.
Since I work in social media with influencers, this was right up my alley. I think because of the social world we live in so many young people can relate to Lavender's story. BUT also because of the world we live in, I know a lot of younger people (under 35) can also relate to not wanting to be so connected which fits Emmett. Lavender's story is a great example of how we present ourselves to others. Are we being real or fake?
When I first started reading I was shocked at Emmett's reaction to Lavender and what she did for a living. It was rather off putting when I was starting to like him. That's when the "You've Got Mail" vibe set in for me. Kind of funny how some things change yet stay the same.
I liked how he was forced to allow Lavender into his life because her job was exactly what he needed. It was a fantastic twist to the story. You could tell that God kept putting things in their lives to draw them together like youth group and the wedding.
The story felt genuine to me and very relatable. It was an easy read (I read it in a day) and I was so happy to be back on Bloom farm! Trust me, you aren't going to get enough of this family!
*I am on Tara's launch team and received the book from her. This is my personal opinion.
Lavender’s struggle to let go of her fears and be the authentic, funny, loving, and talented woman God made her to be really struck home with me. I think women of all ages can relate to Lavender’s hesitation to follow God’s will when it threatens the image we project to the world. I loved watching her blossom into the teacher and encourager God called her to be. Her willingness to be vulnerable for others and to allow God to work through her is heartwarming. Bring on all the warm fuzzy feels!
Emmett is a quirky, sarcastic, and thoughtful guy. I loved that he was an author, and he has the best screen name ever...WillWriteForTacos. (I giggle every time.) Emmett came off as harsh a few times, and when he made Lavender cry, I can honestly say I wasn’t rooting for him to get the girl (more like a kick in the pants). But...God worked on him, too, and I loved the result.
If you are a fan of Christian fiction, then you’ll want to devour the Bloom Sisters series, especially Lavender and Lace. I think this would be a great book for young adults as well since they live so much of their lives online. I would recommend you start from the beginning in this series with Hoping for Hawthorne so you will be familiar with all the characters and their individual stories.
I was given a copy of this book by the author with no expectation of a positive review. All opinions are my own.