Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite
Spring in Lilac Glen by Angie Ellington is a cheerful and joyous shorter novel that will delight her readers. Julianne (Jules) Baker is a successful photographer living in New York. But her dreams and paychecks are not as fulfilling as she had expected when she moved there four years previously. Sent home to Lilac Glen, Georgia, to interview small-business owners who cater to flower shops and nurseries, Jules sees this as more than a well-deserved vacation. Her home town has changed little, except for the handsome neighbor who is just learning the skill of farming. Tucker Case inherited his uncle’s farm and tries to adjust to the charms of a small town. The spring rain can’t douse the spark between them, but will Jules forget this farm boy when she heads back to the Big Apple?
Angie Ellington’s fans will enjoy Spring in Lilac Glen as an addition to her other sassy romance novels. The plot of a big-city girl disillusioned by the cut-throat attitudes within her workplace finding peace in her small hometown is given a twist when Jules is forced to make changes. The author shows through her characters how priorities change as we mature and take different paths in our life. Changes in Jules’s life add just the right amount of twists. You sense the emotions between Jules and Tucker as they each step out of their comfort zone and adjust to a different place. I would recommend this slow-paced novel to readers who savor a sweet romance, with characters who strive to excel in life.