Home at Summer’s End by Alice Murray **Book Review** @bookouture

Happy Sunday all!

If you are looking for a sweet small-town romance series do I have a series for you! This is the final book in the series, each can be read as a standalone, but I guarantee you will want to read them all!💐

My Thoughts

Fun and flirty! Hopeful and heartwarming! This is the final book in Alice Murray’s delightful small town Romance Full Bloom Farm series. Rose has been reluctant when it comes to love, but now that everyone around her has coupled up she’s beginning to considerate. But that doesn’t mean she wants to deal with her mother and sister’s constant meddling. So when her BFF Annie, the biggest Meddler of them all, offers to set her up with someone who is in town to film a movie Rose thinks this is the perfect opportunity to get everyone off her back. Rose wasn’t anticipating being set up with a famous movie star but fortunately he has ulterior motivs as well. Rose and Cole come up with a plan they will fake date so people aren’t feeling sorry for Rose for not having somebody and Cole can make his ex jealous. What Rose and Cole never expected was to find a connection. So can a small town florist and a big-time Hollywood star find true love?

Love this series and it was so fun being back in this delightful small town. Rose is such a great character and I was thrilled to finally get her story. I love the fake relationship trope and it was done so well in this book. This was such a sweet story, but I am so sad to see the series end.

This book in emojis 💐 🎬 🍩 👙

*** Big thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Rose Anderson is done with being known as “the nice one” in the small town where she lives. She’s done with playing third, fifth, seventh wheel at loud gatherings on her family’s flower farm. And most of all, she is done with the pitying looks she gets about her single status from the way-too-interested townsfolk.

Busy with her flower-arranging business, Rose has no time for a man, thank you very much. And it has nothing to do with the scars she still nurses from her last breakup. So when she meets Cole McKittrick, Rose gets an idea. But first she needs to get beneath his aloof exterior and convince him to agree…

Cole McKittrick is trying to keep calm. So what if he quit a steady job for a shot at his dream, was dumped and his move to Yokel County, California is bringing back childhood memories he’d rather forget? It’s all about perspective. He doesn’t want to get any more involved in this town than he has to be, so his first instinct is to push Rose Anderson and her intriguing idea away. But the woman won’t get gone, and then she makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

The two are soon neck deep in deception, playing up a starry-eyed romance in public while they clash wits and wills in private. But Cole has been hiding a big secret from Rose about his past. And when Rose finds out could it spell the end for their picture-perfect romance, or will she realize that he has taken over not just her home, but also her heart…?

A fun, charming romance about family and finding the one, perfect for fans of Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber and Carolyn Brown.  

Author Bio:
Alys Murray is an author who writes for the romantic in all of us. Though she graduated with a degree in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Master’s in Film Studies from King’s College London, her irrepressible love of romance led her to a career as an author, and she couldn’t be happier to write these stories! Currently splitting time between her home state of Louisiana and London, she enjoys kissing books, Star Wars, and creating original pie recipes for all of her books. Tobey Maguire is her Spider-Man. 
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