Savoring the Seasons (Chilton Crosse Book 4)
Julia Bentley spent her fortieth birthday doing what she always does, baking treats for the customers in her Cotswold bakery and taking care of her elderly father. She doesn’t realize how stagnant her life has become until a younger man, Tristan Hannigan, moves to the village and shows interest in her. As Julia becomes closer to Tristan, he begins to season her mundane days and to challenge how she views the world.
The relationship is threatened when Julia’s doubts and insecurities overwhelm her, and the secret she’s afraid to reveal creates a wedge between them. Will Julia choose the easy route, slipping back into her daily routine and living without love? Or will she find the courage to follow her heart and accept the love she deserves?
My Review of Savoring the Seasons
Savoring the Seasons is the 4th book in the Chilton Crosse series by Traci Borum. I’ve read all of the books and always enjoy coming back to “visit” Chilton Crosse. The characters from the previous books make appearances in this book, as it focuses on Julia and her father who have appeared in prior books. Like the author, I’m quite obsessed with all things England, and this fictional town in the Cotswolds is exactly where I’d want to live. The villagers all know each other and celebrate together. When the 40th anniversary of the bakery approaches, the villagers plan a surprise for Julia’s dad who opened the bakery all those years ago.
I’ve loved all the books in this series, and this one was no exception. Julia has put herself last for a long time. When she finally has the chance to put her needs ahead of everyone’s, she’s not quite sure she can do it. She sabotages her chance at love because she’s afraid. Yes, she does come to her senses and like with all sweet, clean romances, Julia gets her happy ending.
If you haven’t read this series, and you love clean romance books, I definitely recommend starting with book one and getting to know the village and the characters. You’ll fall in love just as I have!
Read my reviews from the previous books