Note: If you haven’t read the first book in this series, „The Little French Guesthouse*“, you shouldn’t read this review due to spoilers.
about this book
Blue skies, new love, and a glass of Bordeaux . . . what could possibly go wrong?
When Emmy Jamieson leaves her life behind and moves to La Cour des Roses, a gorgeous guesthouse amidst vineyards in France, everything is resting on her success as the new guesthouse manager.
Looming in the calendar is the biggest booking ever, when the entire eccentric, demanding Thomson family will descend for a golden wedding anniversary. With airbeds on the floor and caravans in the garden, La Cour des Roses will be bursting at the seams.
Emmy knows she’s up to the challenge, especially with the support of the gorgeous Alain, the half-French, half-English, caramel-eyed accountant. But she hadn’t counted on a naked, sleepwalking travel blogger, or the return of owner Rupert’s venomous ex-wife Gloria.
Gloria has a few things to say about Emmy’s new role, Rupert’s finances, and the unsuspecting Alain, which send everybody reeling. Just when Emmy can see a future for herself of endless sunshine, true love and laughter, are her dreams about to be ripped at the seams?Goodreads
As the first book, this book is also a very nice summer read. Emmy is back in France – this time for good. At least, that’s what she hopes. Her plan to make a new life at the guesthouse, start a new relationship with Alain, Rupert’s accountant and friend, is in reality not as easy as it sounds.
Managing a guesthouse is hard work, especially since Gloria’s lack of communication. So it’s up to Rupert and Emmy to organise a family gatharing in a few weeks. Gloria didn’t tell Rupert about the bookings before she left with Emmy’s ex-boyfriend. Everything seems to go wrong.
Than there is this travel blogger who wrote a bad article about the guesthouse. None of the things he said is true. The chaos during his stay was his fault.
Emmy tries to make things right again and all of a sudden, Gloria comes back and reveals some things that might destroy Emmy’s relationship with Alain as well as the friendship between Rupert and Alain.
I enjoyed reading this book. Somehow I felt as I were there with Emmy and her new friends. She has a strong personality and is as helpful as in the first book. I felt with her when Gloria told her what she might have done. What a b*tch!
Although I am not that into France and the language (I can’t help: I really love English), I think I should give France a try sometime. The book made it sound so beautiful.
„Return to the Little French Guesthouse*“ deserves all 5 stars and I really really hope there is a third book coming! I want to know more about Emmy and Alain, Ryan and Sophie and so on.
The book will be published on 26 August 2016.
Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced reading copy!