With secrets of the past, who will have their happy ever after?

Synopsis

How long can you hide your past from the one you love?

When Abigail and Edward became co-owners of historic Winfield Hall in the beautiful Sussex countryside, they had little idea what the future held. But, as the days of summer lengthen, their feelings towards one another grow and love begins to blossom.

Harry and Aura have been a couple for a year now and, with the summer solstice approaching, Harry hatches a very special plan. He just hopes that the sun, moon and the stars are all in alignment.

But not everything is going to plan. Life has a way of catching up with you and it isn’t long before Abi discovers that Edward’s been lying about his past, and the family secrets he’s been hiding now threaten their future happiness. Can Edward make amends for his mistakes and will Abi ever be able to forgive and trust him again?

Heartwarming and uplifting, The Colour of Summer is the final book in The House in the Clouds trilogy by bestselling author Victoria Connelly.

My review

Both Edward and Abigail never expected the affect Winfield Hall would have on their lives. they both dreamed of owning the place, and being co – owners made sure that wish got realised. But now that time is passing, their feelings towards each other are evolving too.
And Harry and Aura couldn’t be happier after a year being a couple. With the Summer solstice approaching, harry even has something special planned.
But no matter how good things are looking for the future, the past always finds a way to catch up, and maybe break that fragile bond between Edward and Abigail…

After finishing the first two books of this series, I had a happy feeling, even if I still had so many questions after reaching the end.
So I truly hoped to have all the answers with this third and last book.

Sometimes a book doesn’t have to have a great amount of action or tragedy to be a good book. Sometimes a good book is showing us the struggles of a normal life, and make us realize that despite our setbacks, we can be happy with what we have.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any tragedies or sad tales of woo in this, but the author shows us what can be done to overcome them.

And I am talking about Abigail and her family….
We know about Abi’s recent past, but in this book, it’s as clear as possible that something happened in her past too, but Abi cannot put all the pieces together.
Add a sister that is even more closed and more flammable than before.

Also Edward is not spared in sad events. And while he is, as expected, in charge of it all, because of what he has told Abi before, he cannot turn to her, as his white lies will certainly cause incomprehension…

But there are also so many lovely moments in this book! Seeing Harry and Aura together, is one of the sweetest things in this book. And how Aura is accepted in Harry’s family after the initial wariness, truly warmed my heart.
It shows that opposites do attract and that we all can learn from each other!

Of course, all of us readers are waiting for one specific thing to happen, and when it did, I was just over the moon!
Reading how Edward and Abi FINALLY found each other and dared to speak out at loud about their feelings, was wonderful.
And when the past caught up with them, I could understand Abi’s feelings and reluctance. But I also knew that the both of them had worked too hard and too long to just let it all go after the first glitch.

This last chapter was the perfect ending of a beautiful story, showing us the beautiful things of life, but also the less beautiful ones.
But what I learned from it all, is that whatever hardship you are facing, there is always a solution, and asking for help is surely not something to be ashamed of.
And even after the hardest bits, there is always sunshine after the rain, showering us with the must most beautiful and shining colours of life!

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