The Little French Guesthouse - Helen Pollard

The Little French Guesthouse

By Helen Pollard

  • Release Date: 2016-04-28
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 7 Ratings

Description

Sun, croissants and fine wine.  Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday.  Or can it? 

When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can’t wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they’ve barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner’s cougar wife.

Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked. Feeling somewhat responsible, and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine, heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Changing sheets in the gîtes will help keep her mind off her misery.

Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and the infuriating (if gorgeous) accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory. 

Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light; Emmy starts to feel quite at home.  But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, family, and everything she’s ever worked for, to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday – wouldn’t it?

Fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Nick Alexander will want to join Emmy for a glass of wine as the sun sets on the terrace at La Cour des Roses.

Praise for The Little French Guesthouse

Like sunshine on a cloudy day this is a book to warm your heart. I loved it.’ Shellyback Books

'Could not put down this fabulous book, peppered with humour and characters you can relate to.  A wonderful, laugh out loud summer read. One to share with friends and recommend to strangers.' Renita D’Silva

What a lovely gem of a book … I picked this book up during a particularly intense period at work and it was the perfect book – gentle and warm with some lovely characters and a good bit of eye candy … perfect for a pick-me-up/ summer read where you just want to lose yourself in the story.’ The Met Line Reader

A delightful story about love, community, getting over a crappy boyfriend and starting over. Had me snorting with laughter.’ For the Love of Books

Reviews

  • Sweet and satisfying story

    5
    By Chief Orman
    No, this was not the deepest of stories, but it is perfect for light summer reading and delightful enough that I'd gladly read it again the next time I'm on a holiday.