Many thanks to the wonderful bloggers for helping with the Blog Tour for Lavender Dreams. Your help is very much appreciated you are awesome!
What the bloggers thought:
Ginger Book Geek
The author writes so convincingly about her characters that they seemed very realistic and they seemed to jump off the page and spring to life as it were. I found that I cared about what happened to them. I found that the deeper I was getting into the book, the quicker the pages seemed to be turning. Read more here
Joanna Larum’s Reviews
Vicki is still looking for her fiance, Will, but she realises that she is falling in love with Ambrose and the ways he differs from Will are the reasons for her growing admiration and love for him. There is danger all round them and every stage in their journey is fraught with difficulties, culminating in Vicki’s capture by the terrorists. Read more here
Turn The Page Blog: Guest review by Penny Buxton
The story begins as Vicki and Ambrose had jumped into the river to safety it is here where they hate each other but as the story progresses they fall for each other, without giving too much away as the story progresses Vicki is captured by the terrorists in the end of the world scenario and Ambrose sets out in a fight to rescue her, with a lot of twists and turns in the story it ends at a cliff hanger leaving the reader gripped and looking forward to the next book!
Even though this isn’t really my type of book, I liked reading the next installment. I kept wanting to see what happens next, even though it wasn’t as thrilling as the first one. I was feeling a little under their spell and didn’t want to stop reading it. Read more here
Black Books Blog
This book is another great read and kept me hooked as it follows Vicki and Ambrose in their possible love triangle, also involving Vicki’s husband (who got taken by terrorists at the beginning of book 1). Read more here
Big Family Organised Chaos
Lavender Dreams (Life after us #2)
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On the run from invading forces, Vicki escapes into the woods with Ambrose. After his truck is stolen, she has to make a choice: accept her fiance, Will, is dead, or keep searching — possibly in vain. Can she learn to love Ambrose as she loved Will?
Khaki. That’s what everyone thinks of him, but Vicki knows the truth, and after that kiss, Ambrose yearns for more. He wants Vicki to forget about her fiance and accept the fact he is dead. They saw him being dragged off in handcuffs before the explosion!
But, what if he’s not dead?
What if he made it out alive?
When Vicki is kidnapped by terrorists, Ambrose fights to find the woman he loves. Yet their lavender dream promises of serenity may never come.
This is book 2 in the Life After Us series and it does work as stand alone but I would advise that Poppy Bloom is read first if possible. Poppy Bloom ended on a cliff-hanger and that is where this book picks up.
The USA has been attacked and is now under the control of a group of ‘Military’ who are armed with high tech weapons capable of reducing people to dust. Add to the mix a young girl with an agenda and danger is all around.
Ambrose and Vicky are on the run and Ambrose is injured just when they think they are safe they encounter more problems.
I do not normally read dystopian but I do like to read something different on occasion and read Poppy Bloom so I needed to know what happens next.
The characters build in depth and complexity as the book progresses to become well rounded, realistic characters with a strong will to survive. The story is a very engaging one that kept the pages turning.
Again the book ends on a cliff-hanger so I am now waiting for the next in the series.
5 stars from me.
Many thanks to Junction Publishing for the advance copy. This is my unbiased review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
About Rebekah Dodson
Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.