Freya just lost her business, her car broke down and is being evicted. As her life crumbles around her, she realises nothing is holding her at Blossomwood.
So she goes to the French countryside. Her estranged uncle died a year ago and his house which should have already been sold is still on the market. The real estate agent that should be the best is no help. With her parents always on the road, she takes it upon herself to clean up the place and sees to the sale.
As she explores the town, she meets all of the wonderful people living there and falls in love with the town and the town mechanic.
It's a lovely story, so full of French vibes that it makes you want to move to Provence. There is romance, but the best part was the growth that Freya went through and the small-town vibes.
It's a bit long in places with descriptions. However, that doesn't take away the charm of it.
The Blossomwood Bay #2
romance, contemporary, adult
February 28, 2023
number of pages
about the author
Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and
swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled
settings in exotic locations - the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence - so
she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery
and sampling the local food and drink.
When not scribbling
away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time
sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with
friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea
- china plates and teacups are a must.
Welcome to Freya's French Farmhouse, the second book in a
brand new series from the author of the Hummingbird Hotel series and the
Cornish Confetti Agency series.
Escape to the French Riviera!
After losing her aromatherapy studio in the Blossomwood Bay fire, Freya Farnham finds herself at a loose
end, especially when her trusty Renault decides that it’s time to head to the
scrapyard in the sky. Now she has no excuse not to agree to her parents’ request
to head to the pretty village of Saint-Julien to find out why her late Uncle
Toby’s gorgeous French farmhouse isn’t selling, even when the real estate
agent, Xavier Deschamps, advertises
himself as "the best in the whole of Provence".
As soon as she arrives, Freya realises what the problem is, and so, with the
help of handsome local car mechanic Jacques
Jordan, she invests her last euro in a kaleidoscope of cleaning
products and sets about transforming the drab and dusty dwelling into a chic
and shiny château. Little did she know that in the process she would discover
more about her family’s history than she bargained for.
Can she come to terms with her past? Or will the demons that have been snapping
at her heels since childhood prevent her from seizing the chance to achieve a
much-longed-for sense of belonging in the friendly community where she’s
treated as one of their own?
Why not join Freya as she explores the
lavender-infused Provençal countryside, and enjoy a trip filled with fun,
fragrance, and delicious foodie treats with a dash of heart-warming romance
thrown in for good measure!
I got the ARC, all thoughts are my own
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed your trip to sunny Provence! Love Daisy xxReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by. :) I loved it!Delete