A Colorful Country Escape by Anita Faulkner @anita_faulkner_ @booksSphere #Bookreview


What they say: 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?

Let yourself be whisked away with A Colourful Country Escape and fall in love with the cosy Cotswold charm, the colourful characters and some heart-stopping romance. Perfect for fans of Heidi Swain, Jo Thomas and Bella Osborne.

‘I absolutely adored this book. Fresh, funny and upbeat, A Colourful Country Escape is rom-com perfection!’ KITTY WILSON

The Review:
They say never meet your heroes. Well, I might add that it is truly terrifying to read books from your heroes too- in this case the sparkling force of nature that is Anita Faulkner, leader of the Chick Lit and Prosecco Facebook Group, one of the most supportive and fun places on the internet!


I needn’t have worried of course!! From the first sentence I was smiling and invested one hundred percent into the vibrant and vivid tale of Lexie, who had bad luck knocking her over from the get-go. My eyes widened at her boyfriend’s absolute audacity in a particularly standout scene and I willed her on, getting excited at an interview process that arose.

Nutgrass Hall, the characters that accompanied it and Lexie, the beautiful settings and spell binding descriptions all made for a cinematic experience that would pull me to any screen. The humour was bang on, the romance so lovely, and the book had enough fab characters to have me whisper the word ’sequel’! All in all, so up my street and beyond beyond recommended. Thanks so much to the publisher and Netgalley for the book in return for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

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