The Word is Love by Florence Keeling

This is the second book set in Weddington, following on from A Little in Love, but is a standalone novel telling the story of Lucy.

Lucy Greenfield is 29 and works in a livery yard and stables, along with her best friend Max Wells, who is the stable manager. Her two Shire horses – Topsy and Tim – are now in demand after being featured in a film, so they take them all around the country for weddings. Despite this, they are still struggling to make enough money to continue to improve their business and build a new stable block.

Lucy is a great character and you’re rooting from her straight away, she’s really relatable and authentic. You start off by thinking she should have a relationship with the lovely Max, but then Spencer Heath turns up at the stables and they’re attracted to each other immediately, so what will happen? Read the book to find out…

As an animal lover, this book is a joy with all the horses (I used to ride too!) and Parker the black Labrador. If you are a fan of anything horsey, this will be an ideal read for you. I really enjoyed meeting all the equine stars in here.

I also love a good community spirit in a novel and we have that here, with a wonderful supporting cast of villagers, including the brilliant Fanny Longbottom, who has a great personality. There’s also June (Lucy’s mum) who is the events manager at nearby Coombe Castle and is often at Lucy’s house. She is very opinionated and keeps nagging Lucy about finding a boyfriend and settling down. There are plenty of great characters here, all of them completely believable.

I also love the cover of this book, it’s just beautiful! It has such gorgeous colours.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to readers of romance and anyone who loves horses.


The Word is Love

Lucky in life but unlucky in love, Lucy Greenfield owns a successful carriage business along with her best friend Max, and they have never been busier since their shire horses gained fame from their roles in the hit movie A Little in Love.

Too busy for romance, Lucy is surprisingly swept off her feet when Spencer arrives seeking help with his horse, and something more from Lucy. As quickly as Lucy falls, she wonders if all is not as it seems. Max can prove it, but that means he will have to express his true feelings for Lucy.

Relationships are strained as secrets unravel, and Lucy needs to solve the riddle of words to best describe how she feels… For her best friend.

Together, they must overcome what’s keeping them apart before it’s too late, if they are going to realise that the word is love.

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I was born in Coventry but now live in Nuneaton. I married the love of my life over 20 years ago and we have two almost grown up children. We share our lives with two mad dogs as well.

Writing is a great passion of mine, that one day I hope to be able to turn into a career but until that day comes, I will continue working in accounts and payroll.

I also write for children as Lily Mae Walters.

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Published by karenlouisehollis

53, lives in Lincoln, England. Published writer, book blogger and reviewer, mum, grandma, cat owner, vegetarian. Loves reading and sewing. My second novel is out now - a second chance romance set at the seaside - STARTING AGAIN IN SILVER SANDS BAY.

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