Monday, 6 June 2022

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ A Colourful Country Escape by Anita Faulkner


9 June 2022

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book
and the invitation to the blog tour

Falling in love isn't always so black and white...

When vibrant but penniless Lexie is dumped by her posh boyfriend who is looking for a more financially suitable match, she decides to pack up her beloved orange campervan Penny in search of a new path. Stumbling upon a vacancy at a family-run paint company in the Cotswolds, Lexie believes she's found her perfect match

Lexie arrives at Nutgrass Hall, home of Carrington Paints, but it seems that owner Benedict Carrington is less than impressed with her arrival, and Lexie realises she'll have her work cut out for her if she's to convince stuffy "Beige Ben" to trust her with rescuing his out-of-touch business. But Ben has more on his mind than just the company - his mother is determined to find him a suitable wife worthy of carrying the Carrington family name, or she'll take the business from him.

As Lexie sets to work on injecting some life colour into Carrington Paints, Ben allows himself to be set up with Tewkesbury's finest ladies. But the more time the pair spend together, the more they realise their feelings for each other aren't so black and white. Will Lexie be able to brighten into Ben's colourless world before it's too late?

πŸ“– My Review...

A Colourful Country Escape is just what I needed over this bank holiday weekend, a lovely light hearted romance with characters who steal into your heart right from the start.

After a love affair goes wrong, Lexie packs up her beloved orange camper van, imaginatively named Penny, and heads off for a new adventure. Arriving for a job interview at the beautiful Nutgrass Hall, home to the Carrington Paint company, Lexie is promptly given the job of promoting this family run business much to the concern of Benedict, who is the elder of two brothers who run this outdated paint company. It's a job which will have interesting consequences, not just for Lexie, whose quirky humour sees her through many tricky situations, but also for Ben who is something of a traditionalist and the rather formidable, Mrs Carrington-Noble, the matriarch, who has her doubts about Lexie's suitability, in more ways than one.

The characterisation is really lovely, there are those who you dislike and equally there are those people you just love, especially Mrs Moon, the housekeeper, whose outlook on life and delicious cooking was such a pleasure to read, and even Beige Ben, who turns out not to be quite so beige after all. There's lots to think about in this debut novel which the author brings into focus with a lovely light touch and a fine eye for the minutiae of life with all its ups, downs, sadness and joys.

A Colourful Country Escape is lovely warm-hearted read, with lots of humour and quirky characters who, from start to finish, make this story such a joy.

🍡Best Read with...a cup of lemon balm tea and some of Mrs Moon's Lavender shortbread.

About the Author

ANITA FAULKNER writes warm and fuzzy romcoms from her upcycled bureau in the south west of England. She grew up sniffing books and devouring stories. And she insists it was perfectly normal to squirrel boxes of pretty stationary that felt far too magical to actually use. She’s accumulated a brave and patient husband and a strong-willed little boy who brighten up her world

Twitter @anita_falkner_ #A ColourfulCountryEscape



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