Chick lit, Romance

Starlight Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle #3) by Sarah Bennett

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I have read and reviewed the previous two of the books linked below:

Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle #1) Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle #2)

It is rare when the last book of a series is the best of the lot, but that just happens to be the case in this particular series. I knew I would sit with this one as soon as I had it on my kindle so I delayed downloading it as much as I could(since I have so many other, older books pending). When I finally did do it, I read it in two sittings. This last bit only happened because of the natural course of night time and sleep requirements trumped reading. Otherwise, it is definitely a one-sitting read.

I have seen the changes in the course of the lives of the two elder of the triplets, while eagerly looking forward to the last one. Tristan has no stake in the legacy of their father, the title or worry for money. He always knew he was not the heir, and he had a steady job in London when his father passed. He came to join his siblings to help with the monetary situation and to lend a hand any way he could. This set him apart from his siblings, for me at least. By the time the previous instalment ended, Tristan had an idea and to implement the plan, someone from his past joins him in working out the situation. This collaboration and the changes to their lives forms the basis of this story. It is a standard formula, but still brilliant to read. It has all the right kind of situations, written with a dash of humour and adorable characters. The characters range from the elderly aunt Morgana all the way down to an infant.

I am not claiming this book was uniquely different, but the author did a great job of taking the usual narrative and making it fresher, colourful and definitely vivid. There is no mystery hidden in this one, no ulterior motive like in the previous two cases but the storyline does not suffer for it. I would have even loved more planning scenes and how the vacation packages were put together in more in-depth detail.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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