Today I’m taking part in the blog blitz for Daisy’s French Farmhouse. There’s also a giveaway you can enter, more information at the bottom of the post. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the blitz and sending me a copy of the book to review.
Escape to heaven…
Daisy has never been lucky in love, and when her love life implodes—again—she flees to France. A summer in the sun helping out at her friend Poppy’s guesthouse is the perfect way to put unsuitable men behind her!
When Daisy finds herself dog sitting for two loveable rescues they quickly wind their way into Daisy’s heart. The trouble is so does their owner – enigmatic widower and bookseller Anton! But she didn’t come to France fall for another unattainable man…
Can they honour the past and take a chance on the future?
The Review: There’s a book before this one that introduces Poppy and the guesthouse, which I haven’t read. However I don’t feel it’s essential to read that book before this one. There’s enough of an explanation of existing characters that I didn’t feel I was missing anything. In this book we follow Daisy, who leaves London after making a mistake, and goes to France to have a rethink and decide what she wants to do with her life.
This was a lovely and light story of love, life and starting over, but also a story of dogs. There’s a number of dogs at the guesthouse and as Daisy decides to start dog sitting, we are introduced to even more of them. The human characters in the book are well written and realistic and the dogs are no different, showing how understanding and supportive they can be of people. I didn’t entirely warm to Daisy, to me she came across as a bit immature at times, and I felt the story could have down with a bit more depth. However I did get a good sense of the area of France that Daisy was in, and it felt like an ideal place to rest and review.
This is a lovely read and ideal for transporting you to France in the summer, especially if you aren’t able to travel there yourself. Probably best read with nice cold drink, to make the experience more authentic.
Lorraine Wilson writes flirty, feel-good fiction for One More Chapter – a division of HarperCollins – and is unashamedly fond of happy endings.
She splits her time between the South of France and is usually either writing or reading while being sat on, walked over or barked at by one of her growing band of rescue dogs.
Amazon author page: http://bit.ly/lorrainewilsonamazon
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