Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm
‘[Rebecca Raisin] is a modern Maeve Binchy’ - Books for BunnyA truly decadent and delicious romance, perfect for long summer days and nights
Maple sugar kisses
Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make e...more
As sad as I was to say goodbye to the wonderful folks at the Gingerbread Cafe, I couldn't wait to see what new adventures Rebecca Raisin had in story for us.
This new book is centered around Lucy, a young woman who has put her dreams on hold in order to care for her chronically ill mother. But, when her mothe ...more
I was hooked on Secrets at Maple Farm almost instantly. The book starts on a serious note, and had a real depth and compassion to it, that I haven't seen in Rebecca's writing before. Lucy, has a sick mum wi ...more
Title: Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Publisher: Carina UK
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm" by Rebecca Raisin
What I liked about this novel....
This was another one of this author's great novels that I did enjoy reading. It was so interesting to know that Lucy's mum who was suffering from a long term illness wanted her daughter... something special for her daughter. So, we find Lucy on an adventure for a year...ending up in Ashford, Connecti ...more
Lucy is a brilliant character. She has guts, strength, and she is ballsy! She doesn't take nonsense from anyone, knows her own mind, but deep down is very much a mummy's girl who would do anything for her mum. In fact it is ...more
I couldn't be more in love with Rebecca's new story!
Clay is this heart throb who just wants to be left alone...
Lucy is taking a year to find herself, a request made by her mother who she has been taking care of.
They need each other more than they know at the time and magic is in the air for these two!
Lucy finds Ashford randomly during her travels and chooses to make it her home during this period in her life.
She meets some of my fa ...more
I quickly discovered that the story-line of The Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm is highly addictive and utterly captivating.
Lucy is such a b ...more
Secrets at Maple Sugar Farm by Rebecca Raisin pub date 7-17-15
Great Contemporary Romance
Lucy, 28, and her mother live in Detroit and have always been travelers; on to the next adventure until her mother became ill. As her mother lays in a hospital bed she has a request she makes of Lucy, a promise Lucy does not want to make, but must for hers mothers peace of mind. The request is for Lucy to quit her job, get on the first bus out town without looking at the destination, and spend a year working ...more
When we first meet Lucy her life is endless shifts at a diner she hates and hospital visits to see her mum. Her mum tells Lucy to take some time out and go travelling. This is where Lucy ends up in Ashford.
Right from page one I liked Lucy, she wanted to do her best by her mom, but at the same time she has given up so much. Lucy instantly meets CeeCee who fans of Rebecca's other books ...more
The characters were so delicious that I could have almost eaten them. Each with their unique things going on in their lives, but all so willing to help each other along the way.
I could see myself in their shoes no matter what age or sex they were as it was so well written. At times it felt that I actually was part of the story, like I was breathing the same air as them, and as though they were waiting for me to just dive right in.
I wanted to be a p ...more
Lucy is a 28 year old girl when we meet her at the beginning of this book, and we quickly find out that s ...more
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Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm is the latest book by Rebecca Raisin, an author whose books I love more than anything. There’s something about Rebecca’s books that are so warm and inviting that I find I never want to leave them and Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm was no exception. Here, we meet Lucy who is a kind-hearted, caring character who is lovely but really does need to have a bit more self-belief. Lucy’s mum has an illness which ...more
Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm sees Lucy beginning a journey. For the la ...more
She really doesn’t want to go, but her mum made her promise that she would have a year to herself, which included applying for a scholarship at the ‘Da Vinci Institute’ in Paris to follow her dream of becoming an artist.
Lucy’s bus takes her to the little village of Ashford, the home of ‘The Gin ...more
Maple sugar kisses
Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.
Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere…
Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just ...more
Firstly I want to say thank you to Tay for letting me part of this wonderful blog tour but also to Rebecca for writing such a superb book once again!
Secret at Maple Syrup Farm we meet Lucy who at the beginning of the book is looking after her mother who is seriously ill, however her mum wants her to live her life and go travelling just like her mum did but also apply to the university in Paris ...more
This was a stand alone book but the life from the Gingerbread Trilogy is alive and kicking in this new book. It has it's own main characters and can be read s ...more
The characters in this beautiful story are simple with complex backgrounds. The scenery of day to day life is beautiful in its own way; slow, lazy, wonderfully close to nature, filled with love, friendships, secrets, struggles, laughs and the small town camaraderie between the easily lovable characters. Some of the narration is pure poetry and paints a stunning picture.
I found the story ...more
i loved all of rebeccas books and i have grown to love ashford since i have read gingerbreads series, in this book we caught up with cece and lil and sarah from the gingerbread series, we also meet the lovely clay who as taken over the maple syrup farm.
we return to ashford in this book after what seems like a long time away but this time to hear about lucys story
Don't ever stop Rebecca ...more
It was a really nice change to my usual reading, something so pure and simple, about nice people who had normal lives.
The town of Ashford seemed like a ...more