The Word is Love by Florence Keeling

The Word is Love

Lucky in life but unlucky in love, Lucy Greenfield owns a successful carriage business along with her best friend Max, and they have never been busier since their shire horses gained fame from their roles in the hit movie A Little in Love.

Too busy for romance, Lucy is surprisingly swept off her feet when Spencer arrives seeking help with his horse, and something more from Lucy. As quickly as Lucy falls, she wonders if all is not as it seems. Max can prove it, but that means he will have to express his true feelings for Lucy.

Relationships are strained as secrets unravel, and Lucy needs to solve the riddle of words to best describe how she feels… For her best friend.

Together, they must overcome what’s keeping them apart before it’s too late, if they are going to realise that the word is love.


My review

Well, this is a truly lovely book.

We have likeable, relatable, down-to-earth characters against a very interesting background of a carriage business. Not something you come across every day. It’s fascinating to find out about how such a business is run, and about the special horses that pull them. The story is compelling, and, after the right amount  of ‘will they, won’t they’, the ending is just what we want. There’s a festive element as Christmas brings everything to a head at the end.

I don’t think there’s anything more to say about the novel! It’s delightful. Oh, and I should mention the superb cover. As you can see, it’s inviting and chic. The synopsis above gives you a good idea of what the story’s about, and I can assure you that it’s superbly and entertainingly written. So do read this book and discover this wonderful author.


Purchase Links

UK –

US –


Author bio

I was born in Coventry but now live in Nuneaton. I married the love of my life over 20 years ago and we have two almost grown up children. We share our lives with two mad dogs as well.

Writing is a great passion of mine, that one day I hope to be able to turn into a career but until that day comes, I will continue working in accounts and payroll.

I also write for children as Lily Mae Walters.

Facebook –

Twitter –

Instagram –