The Vineyard in Alsace by Julie Stock

The story starts with Fran walking into her bedroom to find her fiancé Paul with another woman. Turning on her heels, she leaves the flat, she leaves Paul, and she leaves London and heads for a vineyard in Alsace and her dream job, only to find her former boyfriend Didier is the new owner and […]

Francesca’s Party ~ Patricia Scanlan

A modern story of our times. Set in Dublin it tells the tale of Francesca and Mark’s marriage as it flounders and blunders its course to divorce. You find yourself  getting frustrated with the main characters as they fight and argue and hurl blame at one another. ….. But of course every cloud has a […]

The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher

Cleverly written this wry tale of a closely knit Italian family surprises the reader on every page. Set in Brighton and Tuscany the story is narrated by the two English daughter in laws Maggie and Lara who in their own way find it somewhat a trial being a daughter in law of Anna the Italian […]

Fast Friends by Jill Mansell

What a fab story this is. Jill tells me that she wrote this book more than thirty years ago…….. where has that time gone? I have a son that age! Fast Friends has stood the test of time. Three schoolfriend, Loulou, Camilla and Roz are ‘reunited’ as adults. Their paths have crossed once again albeit […]

Last Dance in Havana by Rosanna Ley

From the sultry heat of a Cuban dance floor in Old Havana to the cooling sea breezes of Bristol this story neatly hops from one continent to another cleverly weaving two love stories together. These love stories do not run smoothly of course, there is Elisa and Duardo split from each other due to conflicting […]

The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher

Being a traveller and a reader how could I resist this title An Island Escape, having loved The Silent Wife by Kerry I was keen to listen to this romp through England, Sardinia and Corsica and truly I was not disappointed with this first class audiobook. Octavia and Roberta, Roberta and Ocatavia, two friends, true friends through […]

Paradise House ~ Erica James

Genevieve’s home is anywhere other than Paradise or so it seems, she is the lynchpin of the family and the one who takes responsibility for the family bed and breakfast business that is Paradise House. A little bit of Welsh sunshine and beach gives this summer holiday read a smile. You are kept guessing all […]