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Summary

When Nicola's husband, Dominic, retires they decide not to spend their days finding hobbies to fill the time until Countdown is on. Instead, they fulfil their life-long fantasy of buying a country house and filling it with their dearest friends. Reliving their youth and spending their children's inheritance.

Joined by seven of their friends they club together to invest in a château in Normandy. Group dinners, fine wine, beautiful scenery - they're living the dream!

But la vie en rose is harder than it first appears. Is there a reason why only teenagers take gap years?

This is sharp, irreverent and very funny women's fiction for grown-ups. If you love Dawn French, Sue Townsend and Veronica Henry, this book is for you!

©2019 Sarah Long (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Fabulous

this was an easy listen. Well read. Funny Emotional and very enjoyable. A good insight to Chateau living.

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A pleasant and interesting story.

Wasn't to sure initially but it became more and more appealing, enjoyed it. Thanks

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Nice Easy Listen

This is a lovely easy book to listen to. Perfect for a holiday read or when you are doing housework. It made me want to move to a chateau and live a different life. The narrator was very good.

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What a disappointment

I loved the first hour or so of this book when it had a semi realistic take on buying a wreck in France but then it disintegrated into romantic non realism. Definitely a Non from me.

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Great book

I really lovely escapism book. I really enjoyed it and it makes me want to get a château