The Bordeaux Book Club
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When Leah and her husband moved to France, it was with the dream of becoming self-sufficient. But in truth, it’s not the ‘good life’ she’d imagined, as three hours of digging barely yields a single straggly carrot. Worse, her teenage daughter is acting up, and her husband seems to find every strange excuse under the hot French sun to disappear.
So when her friend entreats her to join the new bookclub she’s forming, Leah decides it’s something she will do for herself. The chance to make new friends, to drink a few glasses of wine, and to escape into stories that take her miles away from the life she’d thought would be her own happy-ever-after.
But the book club is a strange group of misfits. There’s prickly Grace, who lives alone and seems to know everybody and like no-one. Buttoned-up Monica, who says her husband is away and appears to be parenting her baby all alone. Handsome builder George, who has barely read a book before. And Alfie – who is a full two decades younger than everyone else, and is hiding a devastating secret…
As the stories they read begin to bring the new friends closer together, Leah is about to discover that happy-ever-afters don’t always look how you expect them to…
15th March 2024
The French Chateau Escape
So many people dream of owning a chateau in France. But is 'living the dream' all it's cracked up to be? When Emma and Mark sell their London flat and buy a 'fixer-upper' of a chateau, they're pretty sure they can create a dream wedding venue. But living the dream isn't as easy as it seems.
8 November 2023
A Month in Provence
Interior designer Nicky always used to know how to make the best of things. Ever since she lost her husband though, things haven’t been easy.
Then her best friend begs her to help out. Jenny is a TV exec and her new renovation show is in peril. Only Nicky can help.
The catch – Nicky needs to fly to Provence… tomorrow. To renovate a tumbledown B&B. Jenny doesn’t mention the fact that the grumpy B&B owner Robert seems to need a makeover too. Or that the budget is next to nothing…
Will Nicky be able to turn the B&B’s fortunes around, save her best friend’s job, and maybe even find some happiness for herself, under the blazing hot French sun this summer…?
11 July 2023
When Katy's husband asks for a break and her daughter disappears to Australia, she finds herself alone. Luckily, her friends scoop her up and take her on holiday to France. But will a healing holiday turn out to be life-changing?
A moving story about friendship, love and everything in between.
14 February 2023
One French Summer
After Lily is made redundant, a drink with a friend turns into an accidental bid for a French house on eBay. Can Lily take a leap into the life she's always dreamed of? And with husband Ben unwilling to join her, can she make a new life in France by herself?
29 September 2022 - all formats, Boldwood Books
A Year at the French Farmhouse
Claire's life is perfect. At least on paper. So why does she feel as if something is missing?
13 May 2021
Perfect on Paper
Jessica is living the dream... at least that's what her followers believe. Real-life is a lot more complicated.
28 May 2020 (UK)
26 Jan 2021 (US/Canada)