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Is a change as good as a rest?

When married couple Fern and Aiden have a windfall, their reactions could not be more different. While Fern is content to pay off their mortgage and build a nest egg before starting a family, her husband is set on travelling the world. 

Fern’s not much of a backpacker so, before she knows it, the idea of a ‘marriage gap year’ takes shape. And, as Aiden heads off to the wilds of Australia, Fern chooses the more restful Provence for her year out. 

Set amidst the glorious French scenery, Château de Vernon offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and Fern agrees to help out in return for painting lessons from the owner – renowned, but rather troubled, painter Nico.

As their year unfolds in very different ways, will the time apart transform their marriage, or will it drive Fern and Aiden even further apart?

Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a heart-warming, sun-drenched and magical French adventure. 

©2020 Lucy Coleman (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Enjoyable but predictable

I did enjoy this book but I didn’t love it. It’s a nice story though if you want some light hearted feel good relaxing reading or listening.

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I had to give up INSIPID

Omg ! I can’t do anymore , the woman is pathetic. Also the writer has made Australia sound like a back water . There are heaps of towns between Cooper Pedy and Adelaide.

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  • 26-04-2020

Summer in Provence

Summer in Provence, Purchased this based on sample. I started to listen to it. It was nothing like the sample and I fell asleep listening to it. Tried again just not my kind of book. I thought it would be about Provence but does not seem like it to me. I am returning it.

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  • MrsWilkinson
  • 27-11-2020

BEAUTIFUL 😊 👏

Really enjoyed listening to this book it was a lovely story beautifully written and narrated. Definitely one to keep in my Audio Library. I really do wish that all similar books ended like this. After getting to know all the characters it was awesome hearing what happened to them at the end. Thank you for the enjoyment that it gave to me, 😚 👍 👏

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  • robert m.
  • 29-09-2020

The romance of Provence

Well constructed story that was easy to follow and drew you in from the start. Characterisation was spot on and you couldn’t help liking them all Lucy Scott’s reading of it is first class please read some more Lucy I go to france every year and this really encapsulates the romance of provence

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