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Once in a Blue Moon

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Florist Laney George has a successful business, amazing friends and big, big dreams––oh, and a broken heart. But she’s working through that last one. Then the man she hoped to never see again shows up––and Laney’s carefully ordered plans are experiencing technical difficulties.

Celebrated Author Adam Fitzpatrick planned to be in St. Clair for no more than a day. Sign the
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Expected publication: February 17th 2020 by Entangled: August
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Sara Oxton
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once in a Blue Moon by Amanda Ashby a heart-warming five-star read. St Clair just sounds like such an idyllic place to run away to, it really feels like one of those places that you could run away to and start-over, much like Laney George managed to do, she may have moved with her husband but she became someone new when she moved in. The place just has the magic, and its that magic that meant that Adam Fitzpatrick came for a book signing and reading and found the inspiration for a new ...more
Isha Coleman
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once in a Blue Moon (Belles of St. Clair) by: Amanda Ashby

Ashby brings class to an often times heartbreaking tale of forgiveness. Once in a Blue Moon is a trek through conflicting emotions, long withstanding mistakes and perhaps a second chance to make everything right. Yet, foolish pride can be a bitter pill to swallow when it comes to matters of the heart. A hauntingly, predictable tango into love.
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I received a copy of an ARC of this book through NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Laney George is a florist in the quaint little town of St. Clair, Oregon and she has a secret that no one in town knows; her ex-boyfriend wrote a bestselling book after their break-up years ago, which painted in which “Nina” and the main character break up, and she turns into a nutcase. “Nina” becomes one of the country’s most hated book characters and Laney is terrified that people in
Diane McConnell
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Laney has a secret!

Laney George is finally picking up the pieces of her life after the death of her husband and thinking about dating. Laney never told anybody that she had dated author Adam Fitzpatrick a long time ago when he showed up in town for a book signing. Laney never wanted to see Adam again after they had broken up and then he used their relationship in his best-selling book Blue Moon. None of the books that Adam wrote after Blue Moon were as popular as Blue Moon and seeing Laney
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
This book left me with some mixed feelings. I really liked and enjoyed the story, yet I finished the book wondering if I really knew the heroine or if SHE even knew herself. She seemed to spend A LOT of time worrying about what others thought of her and that she conform to some kind of role, but I never understood WHY. On the other hand, I felt that I knew the hero so well, and could even pick up on the those little special things about him. There was a nice bit of humour in this story and it ...more
Tandy Oschadleus
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book to review. What do you get when Amanda fuses humour, romance, broken hearts, still-burning embers of love, angst, humiliation, loss, death, birth, friendship, a sweet canine and flowers galore? Answer: A delightful story that is seriously gripping, funny and swoon-worthy! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Amanda writes with heart and insight and the book delves into the light and dark sides of life and love. As a reader who prefers sweet and clean romances in ...more
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for a cute, well-written romance and this was spot on. The author painted a beautiful picture of the town of St. Clair and its inhabitants, and created lovable side characters in addition to the main characters. It may not be the most realistic idea to have a famous author stop and stay in a small town just because of an ex, but the story makes plenty of sense given its setting and background.

This book may not have kept me up all night reading (that's usually reserved for
Hsu Lee
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest
It was a great book!
Laney and Adam didn't work out, so they broke up.
However, Laney never forgot about Adam.
How can she forget when we wrong a bestsellng book about their break up ?
That is how they reconnect.
Because of the book tour, Adam finds himself in St Clair.
Old wounds are open, but the attraction is sitll there for both of them?
Will they give love a second chance ?
The characters + storytelling were
Aminata Coote
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story of Laney and Adam was a second-chance, enemies-to-friend, once-in-a-lifetime love story that had all the feels.

I was drawn in from the first line and enjoyed every moment of the story. What made this story even more interesting was the quaint town that made its tourists--and residents--feel at home.

I enjoyed meeting all of the characters and would love to read more books set in this background especially if there's the chance to glimpse Laney and Adam again.

I received an advanced
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-book-read
3.5 stars I rounded up for Goodreads...this was an interesting and entertaining story of two people who had a relationship that went sour then he wrote a book that was some fact, but a lot of ficton about their relaitonship that turned into a best seller. Now years later he comes to town on a book tour to sign the anniversary issue and finds her there which sends her into a tailspin and him realizing she's always been his muse. Full review coming close to release date ...more
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A powerful and amazing story about love, loss, forgivinees and happiness. Laney has a broken heart after everyone around her leaves her eventually. Adam was her first love. Now he is in little town Saint Clair where she now loves. They reconnect. But can Laney trust her heart to Adam this time? Awesome.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet story that made me smile, root for the character and wish I lived in a small town like the one described in the story.
It was an engrossing and entertaining read and I strongly recommend it.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was