When Ellie’s boyfriend forbids her from going to France to attend her best friend’s wedding, she decides she’s had enough. She dumps him and goes to France by herself. But travelling alone is scary and Ellie realises how reliant she’d become on the men in her life.
On holiday, she learns to trust her own judgement and grows in confidence. Just when she decides she doesn’t need a man to complete her, she meets Ash, who is everything her ex wasn’t.
But is Ellie willing to give up her new found independence and link herself to another man?
- Friends to lovers
- Heroine asserting her independence
- Summer in France
- Tiny puddings
That Holiday In France is a standalone story set in the little Yorkshire village of Trewton Royd (and France). Ideal for fans of Mhairi McFarlane or Sophie Kinsella.
Ellie is a lovely character who could be any one of us. She has hopes and dreams but has a boyfriend who always seems to dampen them. Luke was without a doubt one of my least favourite characters. What I wouldn’t give to have two minutes alone with him to put my two pennies worth in.
Luckily she has a good set of friends round her. I have to admit I was torn in my feelings towards her dad. Like many older people, he is set in his ways and I wanted to give him a good shake where his daughter was concerned and for him being quite selfish.
I liked Sue and Ash. These were both down to earth and genuine people that, like Ellie, I took to straight away. I loved being transported to France as well as the little village of Trewton Royd. Whilst part of a series set in this Yorkshire village, having not had the pleasure of reading the others, it easily reads as a standalone.
That Holiday In France, being a novella, was a lovely and relatively quick read. It’s a great story to be enjoyed anytime of the year. The author touches on different topics, making for an overall enthralling read. A light hearted story in a series that I am now eager to go back and read.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Rhoda Baxter writes romantic comedies about strong heroines and nice-guy heroes. Having studied microbiology at university, Rhoda likes all things science geeky. She also loves cake, crochet and playing with Lego. She lives in Yorkshire with her young family and wishes she had more time to bake.
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