Beckoned: From Bath with Love is the second part of the “Beckoned” series by Aviva Vaughn. The story picks up right where book one finished, so I really recommend that you read the first book before beginning this one to get the best reading experience.
This is a slow-burn, contemporary women’s fiction- that is jam packed full of vibrant and vivid descriptions of travel, adventure, food, longing, second chances, and romance. The book is a very quick and easy read, but the content certainly isn’t lacking. The author packed a lot into this book and it felt like a much longer novel, in a good way. I am really enjoying this series, following Angela and Soren on their journey. This book delves into their emotional mind sets, and we got to see a little more of their characters. There was insecurity, jealousy, push-pull, drama, and some complexity to their situation, that I thought made this story stand out a little more from the first.
As with the first book, I loved Ms. Vaughn’s attention to detail, and the way she used her words to bring Bath/London to life. I felt like I was right there with them.
The book has a fast pace and a smooth flow. And as with the first story, it still retains the ‘classic’ feel, much like a Jane Austin novel.
The writers style is smooth, inviting and very easy to read. She made me want to find out what would happen next, I really want to know where the story will lead, so I have already dived into the next book, that review will follow very soon!
Thank you, Ms. Vaughn!
Reviewed by @angelahayes