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BECKONED, PART 6 – ADRIFT IN NEW ZEALAND BY AVIVA VAUGHN – REVIEW BY MELISSA AGENA

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful way to end a great series. If you are looking to join in on the series now, I would definitely suggest you start from the beginning and invest your time to learn about Soren. There are reasons why Soren is at this place and time and has made the decisions he has made to be here. Quite frankly, I am so happy for him and his character living his life to the fullest and fulfilling his dreams. Once again, Soren is faced with tough decisions with his life concerning his business and his romantic life. In this book, his work takes him to New Zealand where he is confronted with women from his past and the current challenges he faces with Elena seeing as though she has decided to compete again. Going through the series you can’t help but fall in love with Soren and only hope the best for him. Not to mention Aviva’s gift for giving you the most gorgeous and vivid descriptions that transport you to where the characters are. I love this series and am very sad that it is all over. However, I cannot wait for another series to emerge from this author.

 

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Renee Ullery

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
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This story focuses on Soren Lund and Elena Sol. We have met Soren in the very first book. We have really seen this character evolve, and I was so excited to see how everything played out! I wasn’t disappointed! Aviva did a great job with Soren. He hasn’t had the best of luck with love! We did get to see some old characters, which was very nice. I really enjoyed this book.

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Jessica Leombruno

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a fan of this series since the first book, but Adrift in New Zealand might just be the best book in the series. Aviva Vaughn has done such an amazing job with this series; I really don’t want to see it end.

We last left with Soren happy in Costa Rica with Elena and finally feeling like he found his purpose. But what happens when life takes a turn and things change again for Soren. I liked Elena but I didn’t see her as his HEA. Halfway through I got a little worried for Soren; I have been heartbroken for him so many times I almost gave up hope on him finding that one true love.

Aviva, you have made this fangirl very happy with how this series has turned out. This is something I have wanted to happen since part 4. I will admit that screamed when he smelled roses and someone from the past showed up (HAPPY DANCE).

I recommended this series to everyone not only looking for romance – which is wonderful but for an adventure as well.

Reviewed by @jbruno26

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughan – Review by Natalie Hanley

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The final part of the Beckoned Series did not disappoint. At the beginning of the book we find our hero Soren Lund living a basic and peaceful life in Costa Rica with girlfriend Elena and her son Diego. A chance meeting with an old friend and a new friend set into motion a change of circumstances and he finds himself once again rebuilding his life in New Zealand, still far from his native Denmark.
I really enjoyed this book. I have invested a lot in Soren over the series and I was not disappointed by this final book. It tied up all the ends I wanted it to. I enjoy the way Aviva Vaughn describes the characters and their surroundings with equal passion. For me, one of the beauties of her writing is the illustration of the places the characters visit. I could almost be in the Tivoli gardens, strolling down that boulevard, or on the Costa Rican beach feeling the surf sting my face. I loved getting to know the wider Lund family and the inclusion of such a cataclysmic event as the Tsunami of 2004 and how it affected people who were not even anywhere near it.
Overall, I have to say I was sad to finish the book, I had thrown myself into it and wasn’t ready for it to end! That is always a sign of a good book to me. Well done. Saying that, I could not have asked for more of the ending, it was exactly what it should have been.

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Michelle Austin

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beckoned, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand was a great 5 star read.
This series has pulled me in more and more with each part I read and now I’m sad to see it end. My emotions were all over the place once again. I was excited to see how Soren’s story would end and I wasn’t disappointed.

Sorens story continues, he gets a great opportunity to run a hotel in New Zealand. While there he runs into a couple of women from his past. This throws him off and brings up so old feelings.

What will Soren do? Can he finally get a HEA?

I love Soren and only wanted the best for him. This can be read as a stand alone but I suggest reading the first five parts first to get the whole story. All of the secondary characters were great and we got to see some old faces as well. There were several twist and turns that threw me for a loop. Overall I really loved this whole series and I highly recommend that you 1-click and get reading from the beginning. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Katie Matthews

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I cannot believe that the final book in this series is finally here! I almost didn’t want to read because I have been on such an amazing journey with these characters that I didn’t want it to end but the author absolutely did an amazing job with this final book and it is probably my favourite form the series! It was everything I expected and more! I have been on a worldwide adventure with this author and her characters without even leaving my house! Her writing is truly outstanding – every sound, smell, place of interest is described in such detail that I really do feel like I have experienced some of these places for real. Beautiful stories with amazing characters! I loved that even after book 6 the author still surprised me with what happened! Soren really came into his own in this story and it reminded me why I loved him so much in previous books!
I think that it is really important that these books are read in order and I don’t think readers would be disappointed at all! I have absolutely loved this series and I would recommend it in a heartbeat! This series may be over but I cannot wait to see what there might be to come from this author in the future!

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Robin Rankin

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beckoned Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn was the perfect way to end this series. I usually have a hard time letting go and saying bye to characters I have spent so much time with but for some reason this ending didn’t have that effect. I truly believe it was due to the fact that all of the loose ends were tied up so nicely.

Soren went through and grew so much from the time he was in Grad School until the very end. I loved watching him evolve from a emotionally repressed man to what he ended up becoming. His travels to Costa Rica and then to New Zealand were exactly what he needed.

I will always hold a special place in my heart for Soren along with others that have left an impact on me. Looking forward to see what Ms. Vaughn releases next.

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Liz Vrchota

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not sure still what words I can come up with to properly describe my adoration of this novel and the rest of the BECKONED series from Aviva Vaughn. I’d have to say that I am a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to my emotions, something I tend to find myself often doing when I finish one of her books. I fell in love with book one, Beckoned: Part 1 From London With Love and the characters that would soon find a way into a permanent part of my heart. I have traveled to some amazing places, eaten and very well tasted with the way Vaughn writes, and I have been consumed with the peace that I seem to find whilst reading. I would highly recommend that you read all the books, in order, before you dive into this one, although if there is any that can be read as a stand alone in the series this book is the one.

Soren truly comes full circle in Adrift in New Zealand. I felt as if I could predict where this book would go but boy was I surprised. There were several moments when I was completely sideswiped with the turn of events, making everything seem that much more realistic. I absolutely loved how everything tied up and found its way into the perfect ending. While I am saddened that this is the last of the BECKONED series I look forward to seeing what else Aviva Vaughn will spin out next. I am sure that whatever it will be will soon consume me as well! Thanks for the lovely adventures Ms. Vaughn.

Review by @lizaileen
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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Jenni Bishop

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn is the final book to the series and all books before this one should be read in order to understand how we got to where we are and an understanding of the characters and who they are. I have always had a soft spot for Soren and his unlucky journey to love but it is a journey where he has to understand and find himself before he can truly find love. Aviva has thrown in a few twists that were so unexpected and it is a bit of an emotional read, yes there were tears. We see some old characters that felt familiar and new ones that were enjoyable to get to know.

Soren has been cut off from the family money he is used to but it has made him appreciate things more and helps him find himself. When it is time to move on he finds himself in New Zealand and he comes face to face with blasts from his past who held his heart. It makes for an emotional and heartfelt story. One I could not put down for wanting to know what happens.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand By Aviva Vaughn – Review by Laura Furuta

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand
By: Aviva Vaughn
5 out of 5 stars

The story BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn is an amazing book to read. It is a beautiful story that had me glued to the pages. It is my favorite book in the series. The story had my emotions going up and down the entire time I was reading. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down until I had read the last page. One of the reasons that the book and series are so wonderful is the character of Soren. He is a character that I found myself caring about and wanted him to find happiness. This story finds him starting out in Costa Rica where he has found passion and purpose. He finds his relationship with Elena Sol being put to the test. His resort business has him traveling to New Zealand where he encounters two women from his past. What does the future hold for Soren? Read this book to find out. There are moments in this story that deeply touched my heart. This book is about second chances and has moments that are very romantic. I enjoyed reading about many of the other characters that Soren interacts with. This is a story that I found myself thinking about even after I had finished it. Highly recommended reading.

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