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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
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By TikiSan on 09-23-16

Absolutely loved it!

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.

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By Laura Francis on 08-30-16

Very nice read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a little slow to start but eventually I enjoyed it very much. It is a nice, light read.

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By Shamart56 on 03-11-17

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.

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By Fleetwoodboy on 07-15-16

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.

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By Amazon Customer on 08-18-16

Disappointing and tiring

I wanted to like this book, however unfortunately the first few chapters wore me out. For the first five chapters the story hashed over Emmy's anger, confusion and tears and it was still on and off by chapter 11. It may have gotten better after that, but the receptiveness of the drama got to me. I wish Emmy was a stronger, more resilient character who didnt consider (for the first five chapters) taking back her cheating boyfriend. Who does that? Sorry to say, I have returned this book.

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