It’s been five years, and Lizzie Lambert has decided it’s time to try to make things right with her estranged mother. She’s made a success of things in Cannes, she’s bringing up a lovely little boy on her own, and she’s
ready to put the past behind her.
But it seems Lizzie’s mother has moved on as well. She’s moved her toyboy – a muscle-bound vintner named Cal – into the family home, and given him the run of the land that was meant
to be Lizzie’s inheritance!
Cal’s wine business frequently takes him to France, and suddenly wherever Lizzie goes, he’s already there – meddling, giving unsolicited advice, saving her little boy’s life and
stealing her heart. But none of this changes the fact that he’s her mother’s lover…
Praise for Karen Aldous
'...you must read this wonderful debut from Karen, absolutely
great.' - Cometbabesbooks
'Not since Peter Mayle has anyone captured the essence of Provence and Karen Aldous does it vividly. Settle back with a glass of wine and experience the Vineyard for yourself.' - Elder Park Book
'A delightful romantic comedy that tales place amidst the beauty of France, with plenty of wine and laughter.' - cayocosta72
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I was drawn to this book by its title and the cover, especially since I am a Francophile. The exquisite descriptions of France didn’t
disappoint and I was immediately transported there.
The difficult relationship between Lizzie and her estranged mother is well described, so much so that you begin to wonder if it’s based on
first hand experience.
Lizzie’s three -year old son, Thierry, is a delight and a complete contrast to his father who seems to have no redeeming features. The style carries the story along with Lizzie’s
friend Sophie always there in the background.
Although it is explained how Lizzie has her own beauty salon in Cannes, it still seemed to be stretching the reader’s incredulity a little and there were a few
errors in the French although nothing to spoil the enjoyment. Overall, a great debut novel and I can thoroughly recommend it.