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Review by Suze
Catrin loves the mountains. Her father is a mountain guide in the Snowdon mountains and she knows them well. She helps at the family inn and enjoys working there. Her father wants her to marry and he's already chosen someone suitable. His name is Taran and his parents own a nearby hotel. There isn't much choice when it comes to potential husbands, but Catrin is convinced she will meet her true love and she isn't sure if Taran is that person.
Judith is determined to bring the first picture of the Snowdon Lily to London and she's staying at the inn together with her brother Phillip who is a photographer. Catrin and her father will take them to the mountains to show them the precious flower, but will they be on time? The competition is fierce...
Finding the Snowdon Lily is a heartwarming story about the Snowdon mountains. I love the setting and Heather Pardoe's descriptions of the mountains themselves, nature and the weather. I could picture everything that happened in the story very well. I greatly admire the vivid way she writes. It makes the whole story come to life. I wanted to visit the inn and climb the mountains. The setting is both volatile and romantic and it's absolutely perfect for the story.
I love how Heather Pardoe describes the past. It was fun to read what kind of photography equipment people needed in the earlier days. I also liked that Judith is so strong and that she stands up for what she believes. Catrin is brave and kind, a great combination. Phillips has such a good heart. Everything in this story is exactly right. I highly recommend this fantastic novella.