Hey friends! I know I have been away from blogging for a while–it’s been raining, thundering and lightening so I was unable to post anything online:(. But today, I am able to –a romantic novel, Escape to French Farmhouse by Jo Thomas
Can Del find her recipe for happiness?
Del and her husband Ollie moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they’re packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she suddenly realises exactly what will make her happier…a new life in France – without Ollie.
Now alone, all Del has is a crumbling farmhouse, a mortgage to pay and a few lavender plants. What on earth is she going to do? After discovering an old recipe book at the market run by the rather attractive Fabian, Del starts to bake. But can her new-found passion really help her let go of the past and lead to true happiness?
No. of pages:- 347 pages
Date published:- May 7th 2020
Genre:- Holiday Romance
Del and Ollie doesn’t seem to be having a happy married life but when Ollie is planning to move back to U.K from France, Del decided to remain behind hence ending her marriage with Ollie. Her house in France known as Le Petit Mas and she remains in that house. She comes across a recipe book, written in French and decides to try her hand in baking and cooking by using the lavender flowers in her garden. And soon, Del’s baking and cooking becomes popular in this small town of France and she makes friends with Henri, a bistro owner, Carine, the estate agent, Stephanie who is a homeless teenager and who moves in with Del with her son Tomas and Fabien with whom she develops romantic feelings.
The story is well written and I felt like I was in the countryside of France with Del! It was funny, warmly written and the author did a good job drawing the reader into the book! I like the community in that small town where everyone gets together and also the descriptions of the baked goods made me want to eat them! I also like the almost mother-daughter relationship between Stephanie and Del and the budding romance between Fabien and Del. Overall, it was a good summer reader filled with fun, joy and talks a lot about friendship and love. Worth five stars!