Falling for a French Dream written by Jennifer Bohnet, publisher Boldwood Books, is available NOW in ebook, kindleunlimited, audiobook and paperback format.
Escape to hills high above the French Riviera with international bestseller Jennifer Bohnet.
After tragically losing her husband, Nicola Jacques and her teenage son Oliver relocate to his father’s family’s Olive Farm in the hills above the French Riviera.
Due a family feud, Oliver has never known his fathers’ side of the family and Grandpapa Henri is intent that Oliver will take over the reins of the ancestral farm and his rightful inheritance.
Determined to keep her independence from a rather controlling Grandpapa, Nicola buys a run-down cottage on the edge of the family’s Olive Farm and sets to work renovating their new home and providing an income by cultivating the small holding that came with the Cottage.
As the summer months roll by, Nicola and Oliver begin to settle happily into their new way of life with the help of Aunts Josephine and Odette, Henri’s twin sisters and local property developer Gilles Bongars.
But the arrival of some unexpected news and guests at the farm, force Nicole and Aunt Josephine to assess what and where their futures lie.
This book was previously published as The French Legacy.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Jennifer Bohnet’s latest novel: Falling for a French Dream.
I adore stories set in France, they have that idyllic dreamlike quality to them with the stunning locations whether they are in the countryside or the hustle bustle of the city. I love the cafe culture, the chic and bohemian fashion and art scenes. The simplistic lifestyles that revolve around family and food.
This is my first introduction to the work of Jennifer Bohnet and I felt totally welcomed into the lives of the characters within the pages. Nicola with her thirteen year old son, Oliver, are still coming to terms with the death of Marc, Nicola’s ex-husband and Oliver’s father. An unexpected invitation to Marc’s family farm in France leaves Nicola with renewed emotions and conflicting images of what Marc had told her of his life with his father and aunties on the farm. The visit to France gives Nicole and Oliver a chance to see the life and opportunities that Marc left behind. Oliver instantly loves the outdoor life and relishes helping out on the farm, so when Oliver’s grandfather gives Nicola an ultimatum she feels like she is torn in making plans for her and her son’s future.
Nicola and Marc had a very unorthodox marriage with Marc taking prime position in how his life would run, he gave no consideration to his family left behind. Nicola now feels that she has been given an opportunity to open her box of dreams that she kept locked away. Dreams that could easily include her son. Nicola thought following the breakdown of her marriage she had left complications of the heart behind but they appear to have followed her and now she is feeling confident to unveil her dreams she doesn’t want anyone to dampen her positivity and plans moving forward.
Jennifer Bohnet has created a wonderful story of starting again and daring to let your dreams be free. At times the story felt like a memoir and that the reader was enjoying front row seats of this journey that Nicola takes. I fell in love with the location, the scenery, the culture but I also felt like I was championing Nicola’s new life. At times the story is tragic and emotive as it deals with life’s events then the tone lifts you up.
A thoroughly enjoyable read that leaves you with a glow in your heart. I didn’t want this story to end and would love to know how life is treating the characters we have grown to love.
About the author
Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.
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