Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance (Volume 1), by Jean Oram

champagne and lemon drops book reviewOne woman. Two men. One meddling small town. Raised by her older sister in the small town of Blueberry Springs, all Beth Wilkinson wants is to create a family so big she’ll never be alone. Things are going great until her accountant fiancé, Oz, experiences a family trauma, forcing him to rethink everything from his own career to their nuptial plans—leaving Beth alone. As Beth works to rediscover her former bold and independent self in hopes of reattracting Oz, she catches the eye of the charming new city doctor, Nash. Not only does he see her as she’d like to be seen, but he knows exactly what he wants from life—and that includes Beth. Torn between the two men, as well as two versions of herself, Beth discovers that love and dreams are much more complicated than they seem. A women’s fiction romance that will have readers wondering who the heck Beth should choose. The Blueberry Springs Series: Champagne and Lemon Drops (Book 1) Whiskey and Gumdrops (Book 2) Rum and Raindrops (Coming Spring 2014)

Product Details
Series: Blueberry Springs
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Oram Productions; 1 edition (July 27, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0991860225
ISBN-13: 978-0991860227

About the Author
Jean Oram’s experiences of growing up and living in a small town in Alberta, Canada has inspired her Blueberry Springs series. While none of her characters have lived in an old schoolhouse helping their parents raise honeybees like Jean did, other parts of her childhood have managed to sneak their way into the Blueberry Springs series. Jean loves to ski, hike, camp, read, write, and watch romantic comedies. She lives in Canada with her husband who isn’t impressed by the amount of romance novels she’s downloaded using *his* ereader’s account (sorry, honey!), two kids who like to keep her hopping by having sudden growth spurts which requires her to go shopping, a very large dog who sheds year round meaning lots of time with the vacuum cleaner, and a fat cat who likes to curl up on her keyboard while she tries to write.

This story started with a bang and had me racing through the story to see who Beth ends up with. Mixing humor with relatable small town charm, we’re introduce to a fun set of characters, each with their own problems to solve. But most importantly, we have Beth who wants nothing more than to marry her sweetheart and fiance, Oz, and start a family, only to have Oz hit the breaks when he looks around and realizes he’s living the life his father wanted for him– not the one he wants for himself. Only problem is he doesn’t have a clue what that life should look like. Beth is happy to help him find his way, but one circumstance after another pulls them apart

Enter Nash, a handsome city slicker doc who’s there for Beth when she needs someone to talk to. He seems like a safe bet since he’s repeatedly stated that he could never fall for a country-bumpkin, and Beth knows she fits that description to a T. After all, she’s waiting for Oz to find his way back to her arms and Nash is just a friend who’s seen his share of heartache and gets what she’s going through. Yet fate has other plans– for all of them.

This was a fun light read, with laugh out loud moments, and then other parts that really tugged at your heart strings. Highly recommend. The perfect beach or bath tub read.

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