Why did I listen to Lovelight Farms?
When I saw Lovelight Farms on Netgalley, I was immediately ready to join this small town Christmas vibe. There’s a Christmas tree farm, delicious baked goods, best friend with hidden feelings, and a small community where everyone really does know everyone. It sounded like the perfect way to kick off my 2022 holiday season.
What’s the story here?
Lovelight Farms is a Christmas tree farmed owned by Stella Bloom. She has loved the Christmas tree farm since she was a child and when opportunity arises, she purchases it. It seems like she has had nothing but bad luck since the purchase – dying trees, damaged fence, pumpkins destroyed, missing decorations, and shipping orders – and now the farm is in financial distress. As an attempt t save the farm, she enters a contest being held by a social media influencers. If she wins, the farm would get good publicity and $100,000. There’s only a little catch: when she fills out the form, she says she owns the farm with her boyfriend – except in reality she does not have a boyfriend. Enter Luka Peters, her best friend of 10 years.
How did I like Lovelight Farms?
Luka agrees to be Stella’s fake boyfriend in order to help her with the contest. From the moment, he agrees I could tell there was so much more going on between the than they were admitting. These two were so adorable. Seriously, they just had me grinning the whole time. They spend time together trying to get their story of their relationship straight before the influencer arrives and let’s just say it’s pretty easy for them to slip into fake dating. In some ways they just continue doing what they have always done. Except now they can be affectionate with each other and let their chemistry shine.
The people of the town were not surprised in the least when Stella and Luka announced they are together. In fact there was a buzz about them for years. People could see that they had something special from the moment they met. Not everyone is entirely subtle about this either. They provider some very comedic moments. These moments blend nicely with the heartfelt moments of Luka and Stella. And all of this was done with the background of the beautiful small town.
How was the narration?
Lovelight Farms is narrated by Pippa Jane and is 10 hours and 15 minutes in length. I listened to it at 1.5x speed which was comfortable for me. The narration was easy to listen to. The voice was soft and even and I enjoyed the characterization that was put into each voice. This was the perfect book to start my holiday season off with.
Rating: 4 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**