Sun, croissants, and fine wine. Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday. Or can it?
When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can't wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC, and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they've barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner's cougar wife. Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked.
Feeling somewhat responsible - and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine - heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Changing sheets in the gîtes will help keep her mind off her misery. Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and infuriating (if gorgeous) accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory.
Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light, Emmy starts to feel quite at home. But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, her family, and everything she's ever worked for to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday - wouldn't it?
Fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond, and Nick Alexander will want to join Emmy for a glass of wine as the sun sets on the terrace at La Cour des Roses.
©2016 Helen Pollard (P)2016 Bookouture
This is a really good story, full of interesting characters, lovely scenery and some unexpected twists. It's my first time reading a Helen Pollard book and I'll definitely be reading more from this author. Helen Johns did an excellent job with narration.
It was a lovely story and the narration was great! Thoroughly enjoyable! Can't wait for more!
Yes, I would. It's funny, heartwarming and full of delicious food! Also, I like the heroine's modern take on romance and not falling to pieces over a man.
Rupert was funny and warm, although annoying when he got angry for no reason.
I always love a good narrator. Some narrators fit the story and the age of the characters and others don't. I was happy with her. She did a great job with the French accents.
Love wins in the end.
This is a typical chick lit book and although these books don't hold surprises, I think there is sometimes a message or a passage that speaks to my heart or to my life. Those are the ones I love. This one does that for me.
"To do or not to do"
An interesting and smoothly written story that keeps a good even pace and a believable plot. Well narrated with Interesting voice changes. Good easy listening.
"A light fun read."
I really enjoyed this book. Pure escapism. Its a story about live, friendship and changing your life. It's perfect for holiday reading or just to relax. The narration was excellent and really added to my enjoyment. Can't wait for the next one.
"The little French guesthouse"
I enjoyed this book.... & would recommend it as a lighthearted story.....
Did not dislike anything .
"Little nighttime reading"
Thoroughly enjoyable read. Kept hold of my attention at all timeline just would have preferred the tale a longer story.
Easy to read and to listen to, I enjoyed this little book. I loved the characters and wish I could wallow in the charm of The Little French Guesthouse.
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