'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 traveling the world.
Fern’s not much of a back-packer 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.'
So the main stars of this story are Fern, Aiden and Nico who are each on a journey that can end in a multiple of ways. Now this story is very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed every word. It was easy to get into and this story really grips your attention. All the descriptions were beautiful in this book, to the point that I feel like I need to now book a holiday to Provence.
Let's tell you a little bit about the Author behind this book Lucy Coleman. Lucy Coleman is actually the pen name for Linn B Halton, she went from interior designer to author, she has written more than a dozen novels. She is excited as she writes for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Haper Collins), she is represented by Kataria Literary Agency. When she isn't working you can find her upcycling furniture, spending time with her family or working in the garden. Linn has won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction awards, her novels have been short-listed in the UK's Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. She lives in Coed Duon within the Welsh Valleys with her 'rock' Lawrence and Bengal cat Ziggy. She admits that she is an eternal romantic. She writes feelgood, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships and is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors.
Overall I enjoyed this book and the story really grips the readers attention and holds their interest starting at the first word right until the very last word. You can get you copy of the book HERE. Attached to this tour is a Giveaway, where you have the chance to win a signed paperback of 'A Springtime to Remember' and a Boldwood Tote bag. You can enter this Giveaway HERE. Don't forget to read the Terms and Conditions: Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
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