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A French Affair
What will be will be…
Belinda Marshall’s idyllic teenage life in Brittany, France, fell apart when her parents dramatically separated and her mother took her back to England.
Fast forward thirty-five years when Belinda’s world is once again turned upside down.
It’s the week before Christmas and Belinda’s employer ‘surprises’ her by asking for her help to rejuvenate their latest investment, a run-down campsite in Brittany.
Memories and anxieties that had lain dormant for years suddenly begin to resurface.
As secrets from a lost life threaten to overwhelm her, there is a realisation that maybe she wasn’t told the whole truth by her mother all those years ago.
Can Belinda reconcile her emotions and find happiness once more in the place she so loved and called home?
It is great to find a book which explores life and love for folks who aren’t in their teens or twenties! It really should be entitled Some French Affairs as there’s a mystery and some romances in this delightful read.
Belinda Marshall is unexpectedly returning to Brittany, some thirty-five years since, as a seventeen year old, her parents split up. She’s had no contact with her much loved Dad since then and has no idea if he’s even still alive or not. She’s very reluctant to go there but her boss sends her to help develop their latest purchase, not fourth hotel as she surmised but a dilapidated campsite. She’s unsure about trying to discover anything about her father or the community she grew up in, but it isn’t far from where the campsite is located, so the temptation will be there.
The auberge where she initially stays is run by Fran and the two soon become good friends. This is the story of both these ladies, their friendships, families and potential but unexpected romances. It is a heartwarming story, including uncovering the mystery of just why Belinda’s parents split so acrimoniously and a chance to reconnect with the past. It is a story where first impressions can prove so wrong, one where love can blossom when you least expect it and where family ties prove stronger than ever. There are even a couple of fun dogs who have their own roles in this story. It is a lovely story to escape into with fantastic characters, a beautiful setting, strong friendships and, of course, romance. It is another enchanting read from this highly talented author.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and really enjoying doing so.
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Author Bio –
Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 14 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.
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