It’s here, it’s here! Send up the balloons, drop the confetti, LAVENDER BLUE has finally arrived! I feel like I’ve been waiting for-evah to share this book with you. I’m so glad it’s here and I can finally share Will and Hannah’s adventure to their much-deserved happily-ever-after.

Here’s the back cover copy:

In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains lies a small town with a big heart—and a chance to begin again . 

When Hannah Montgomery buys a lavender farm in Blue Hollow Falls with three friends, she’s creating a life she never imagined—one she hopes will honor the memory of the sweet young son she tragically lost years ago. Standing on the porch of the sprawling farmhouse, looking out on row upon row of those lush purple plumes, Hannah is ready to embrace this fresh, new start . . .

Then she meets Wilson McCall. The stonemason hired to fix their crumbling chimneys and leaky roof is quieter than most folks in the Falls. Hannah’s not surprised to learn the widower struggles with his own grief. Who could blame her if she finds joy in making Will laugh again, or if she feels a poignant kinship when she sees him with his teenaged son?  But her deepening friendship with Will reminds Hannah that there’s a part of her that still needs to heal—awakening a tender yearning to have a life that isn’t just good enough, but lived fully—even if that means taking risks once more . . .


Advance reader reviews have been touching and beautiful! I can’t tell you how much your heartfelt response to this story has meant to me. I’m so appreciative and grateful. Here are just a few…

Five Stars from Robin Thomas… 

“After reading Seth and Pippa’s love story in Bluestone & Vine, I was madly in love with the hope that Will and Jacob would get their own story. Kauffman told such a soothing and realistic story with Seth and Pippa’s love, I was definitely up for more. I was not disappointed. Kauffman weaved a beautiful story of tragedy, grief, and redemptive love with passion, friendship and joy. Readers were treated to an honest, open, deeply moving friendship turned romance built on mutual understand of loss, laughter, and a willingness to do the hard work for something worth fighting for.”

Five Stars from author Kait Nolan… 

“I’m mopping tears as I write this. This, dear friends, is a Kleenex book. But in the BEST possible way. I admit to a little skepticism when I saw who the next hero was because while Will most definitely deserved love, he seemed so broken, I couldn’t imagine the woman who’d set that to rights and so often this setup can turn out like a hot mess. But oh! Hannah is perfect for him. And for Jake. They’ve all experienced and been shaped by great loss, and seeing Will and Hannah come together, working through all those powerful emotions was just a privilege to be on the sidelines for. Lavender Blue delivers on ALL THE FEELS. It’s simply beautiful. Clearly this series has a special place in the author’s heart and now, absolutely, in mine.”

Five Stars from Jill Donovan… 

“I feel like every time I review one of Donna’s books I say it was my favorite, but I think this may really be my favorite. Though part of the Blue Hollow Falls series it can be read as a stand alone. I knew after hearing more of his story in Bluestone & Vine that widower, Will McCall’s story was going to hurt my heart a little and I was right. Immediately after meeting Hannah Montgomery and learning about her background and own experience with grief I knew that she could be the one to help put Will’s heart back together again. Hannah and her friends (also survivors of grief) moved to town to open a lavender farm. I’m hoping that we get to find out more about the friends in future stories. We get to reconnect with Will’s son Jake and with neighbor Bailey (who is just delightful). I love all of the intricate details Kaufman included about processes, whether stone-masonry, lavender picking, wood working, farming or painting. I feel like I could attempt some of these things after learning about them in this novel.

This book was emotional and heart wrenching at times but also breathtakingly beautiful. Having experienced tragedy in my own life I feel like I would have better learned how to handle by grief from reading this story than the countless books on grief I consumed over the past 10 years. I really resonated with both characters and while watching them attempt to heal themselves also found a great deal of healing myself. Grab a box of tissues, grab a blanket and hunker down to enjoy this wonderful story full of love, grief, humor and healing.”


This book is part of my Blue Hollow Falls series, set here in my Blue Ridge Mountain home, but no worries! each book can absolutely be read as a stand alone if you haven’t read the others.

Want to dive in to LAVENDER BLUE? I can help you with that! Here are some handy links:

Lavender Blue Purchase Links:









Also check your local libraries! They carry my books as well. Wherever you find your copy, I hope you love it!

Happy reading!

4 Responses to “LAVENDER BLUE is here!”

  1. Congratulatons! This is going to be a hit!

  2. Thank you, Kathleen! 🙂

  3. My favorite book is Cottage by sea. I can’t resist a good romance book.

  4. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway Happy Valentine’s Day Donna!

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