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Love Lies and Lavender by DE Malone

About the Book

Love, Lies, and Lavender by D.E. Malone

Book: Love, Lies, and Lavender

Author: D.E. Malone

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christian Romance

Release Date: November 15, 2023

A broken dream. A chance to heal. And the lakeshore inn where love might bloom.

Hilary Larkin knows one thing: spending a week at an idyllic lakeshore inn in the Minnesota Northwoods is the last place she wants to be. But refusing her sister-in-law’s help when the woman offered to pay for the small farms conference is out of the question. The only bright spot of the dreaded week is the handsome lavender farmer distracting Hilary from the crushing reality of trying to keep her late husband’s inn-keeping dream alive.

Dane Porter locked up his heart after his ex-wife betrayed him. Even literally colliding with the beautiful and intriguing woman at this conference can’t make him forget that trusting another woman will only lead to heartbreak. But amidst the conference gardening workshops and lectures about raising alpacas, Hilary makes him wish he could finally let go of the past.

When Hilary’s meddling sister-in-law arrives unexpectedly at the inn, Hilary and Dane are forced to confront their pain—and hopes—for the future. Will a family confrontation help them find happiness or ruin their opportunity for a second chance at love?

Love, Lies, and Lavender is a light-hearted romance with charming characters and a touch of intrigue. Start reading today and fall in love with Blueberry Point.

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My Review

5 stars

D.E. Malone delivers a heartwarming, clean & wholesome romance that left me smiling.


I loved the way the author thrust the meek, grieving Hillary out of her comfort zone by sending her to a small farms conference far from her home in Idaho. When her sister-in-law had to back out, Hillary was forced to extrovert all on her own. When the dashing Dane picks her up from the airport, she struggles with attraction and the similarities he shares with her late husband.


Dane was also burned by love. Despite his clumsiness, he instantly connects with Hillary. He loves his small farm life and helping others who want to expand their small farm businesses.


Both Hillary and Dane are very relatable and likable characters who struggle mostly with being honest with themselves. I loved the way the romance unfolded in this sweet story. I also enjoyed the unique setting and situations the author wrote about along with some dynamic minor characters.


Fans of clean & wholesome romance and sweet romance will enjoy this story.


Romance: Squeaky clean, with only light kissing described.


About The Author

Author Kendra Warden

D.E. Malone writes sweet contemporary romances and is the author of the Hearts in Hendricks and Blueberry Point Romance series. She loves traveling to places off the beaten path which inspire the small-town settings in her stories. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, and continuing her quest for the holy grail of bakeries.

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