Watercolours in the rain

What happens to the future when past and present collide?

JESS:  Six years ago Jess’s relationship with Talún Hansen was torn apart by one night of deception. He disappeared from Lynbrook village and she headed for university vowing never to let anyone break her heart again. Now a teacher, Jess returns from holiday to an unexpected phone call and life changing news which will eventually bring her back home once more.

TALUN: Six years on Talún Hawkeswood, as he is now known, is heir to his grandfather’s Norfolk farming empire. When he hears of trouble in the village due to Lynbrook Hall being put up for sale, going back is the last thing on his mind. But staying away is not an option either, not when someone he owes so much to is about to lose their home and their livelihood.

LILY: Splitting with her husband after her son Josh’s birth, Lily now works as part of an estate agency sales team.  She has always held onto her dream of finding a wealthy husband and a life of self-indulgence. When the sale of an important property brings her face to face with Talún once more, she realises despite the risks involved, the night they spent together six years ago may be the key to making those dreams come true.

As Jess, Talún and Lily return to Lynbrook and the truth about what happened that summer is gradually revealed, Talun finds himself in an impossible situation. Still in love with Jess he is tied into to a trade off with Lily: his name and the lifestyle she craves in exchange for his son. And when a child is involved there is only one choice he can make…

About Jo Lambert

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Born and raised in rural Wiltshire, Jo Lambert grew up with a love of books and a vivid imagination. As a child she enjoyed creating her own adventure stories similar to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five. Writing always stayed with her, but college, work and eventually marriage found it was kept very much in the background. However in 2009 she finally had her first novel – When Tomorrow Comes – published. Three other connected books – Love Lies and PromisesThe Ghost of You and Me and Between Today and Yesterday followed. They became collectively known as the Little Court Series.


In 2013 she decided to give up full time work to concentrate fully on her writing. Two other books have been written since – The Other Side of Morning which is the final book of the Little Court Series and Summer Moved On, a love story set in South Devon. Jo is about to publish, Watercolours in the Rain, and plans to begin work on her new book in early November 2016. She describes her writing style as drama driven romance.

Jo is married and lives in a village on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT.  She loves travel, red wine, rock music and has a passion for dark chocolate…


You can find Jo Lambert on FacebookGoogle+ and her web site. You can also follow her on Twitter and read her blog.



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It was lovely to catch up with some fabulous fictional characters that we met for the first time in 'Summer moved on' and now get to meet again a few years down the line. As the fates of Talun, Jess and her arch-nemesis, Lily, are set on a collision course, this book has the reader inwardly screaming at all three of them at times rather like kids at a pantomime. As if it wasn't bad enough that Talun left Jess heartbroken when he left before, his return is set to have even more dire consequences and Lily reveals her true colours yet again. Carefully constructed and elegantly narrated this book will have you holding out for a happy ending whilst despairing that such a thing is possible. I found myself holding my breath at the outcome. Some wonderfully crafted sub-characters too make this a book to remember.



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Jo Lambert | Reply 12.10.2016 11.15

Thank you so much for such a fabulous review Julie...xx

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The book sounds great!

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It's currently only available in libraries but the author may publish a digital version in the future. Thanks for your comment.

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