It’s fair to say that Flick has had a terrible year. Her beloved father died, she had the wedding of her dreams and only hours after the ceremony her husband ran out on her.
Brenda, fed up of her daughter living like a hermit, decides to drag Flick off to France to stay in a chateau. What could be better than an idyllic escape?
But when they arrive Flick discovers the chateau is all but abandoned.
The only upside of her French escape is the handsome and mysterious neighbour, Nate.
Nate loves his life living in the cottage on the grounds of the abandoned chateau but that is about to be put in jeopardy…
Can Nate and Flick ever learn to come to terms with the past and find love again?
The French Escape is a heart-warming, happy ever after, love story. Follow Flick and Nate’s laugh out loud and emotional journey as they negotiate matters of the heart and learn to trust again.
I have to start by saying what a cover crush I have on this book. It is simply gorgeous and so eye catching. It’s certainly one that jumps out and shouts ‘READ ME’. So of course that’s exactly what I did.
You have to love a story which is set somewhere as fabulous as France, especially when it’s rural France of which is very much brought to life. Something else I love is a great renovation project. I love watching television shows where you see the transformations as they are happening. I fell head over heels with the chateau and had so many images in my head through all the fabulous descriptions. I loved the whole idea of someone leaving a loved one a chateau, so if anyone wants to leave me one, well just so you know, I’d be up for it.
There is a great cast of characters in this novel of which I pretty much adored them all. They have their strengths and all bring something unique to the table. Flick and Nate had to be my favourites though. Both trying to move on with their lives though they both have issues holding them back. You can see the spark from them meeting and I loved seeing that grow and the will they won’t they theme of whether they will get together or not. It makes for a highly entertaining read that I literally could not get enough of.
The French Escape is the perfect feel good read. It transports you to an idyllic setting that I didn’t want to leave. A fabulously fun and uplifting read. Loved it.
My thanks to NetGalley and Bombshell Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her novels include Going Underground, Little White Lies and Butterflies, which was short-listed for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize, The Trouble with Words and The French Escape.
Her motto is to ‘live, laugh, love’ and when she’s not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else’s.
Suzie lives in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the French countryside, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs.