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Summary

Escape to France with Late Summer in the Vineyard - Jo Thomas' irresistible follow-up to The Oyster Catcher and The Olive Branch.

Emmy Bridges has always looked out for others. It's time she put down roots of her own.

Working for a winemaker in France is the opportunity of a lifetime for Emmy. Even if she doesn't know a thing about wine beyond what's on offer at the local supermarket. There's plenty to get to grips with in the rustic town of Petit Frère.

Emmy's new work friends need more than a little winning over. Then there's her infuriatingly brash tutor, Isaac, and the enigmatic Madame Beaumont tucked away in her vineyard of secrets. But Emmy will soon realise that in life - just as in winemaking - the best things happen when you let go and trust your instincts. Particularly when there's romance in the air....

©2016 Jo Thomas (P)2016 Headline Digital

Critic reviews

"A fabulous French feast of fun." (Milly Johnson)
"This book is scrumptious! Fantastic setting, endearingly human characters and a page turning plot. I couldn't stop reading." (Katie Fforde)
"What a gorgeous book! Reading it felt like the best kind of holiday." (Lucy Diamond)
"A warm-hearted, sparkling gem.... It's the perfect summer escape and I loved it!" (Miranda Dickinson)
"Captures the essence of France from the vineyards and chateaux to the glorious sunshine and of course, the wine." (Cathy Bramley)

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Late summer in the vineyard

Lovely story. Kept me interested throughout. Loved the characters. Great summer reading. Want to read her other books now.

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Lighthearted and easy to listen to

Ideal if you're looking for something sweet and light, happy story. Definitely recommend, much like other great ones by this author.

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Great!

Easy reasmding and a diffetent story which lovely - learnt loads. A bit predictable at times.

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Made me fall in love with French and Wine

Beautiful performance/production, and I often felt planted, like one of the vines, in the story. Made me 'feel' each of the characters, even the horse and the dog!

Beautiful story: I worried, laughed, smiled, and cried all through.

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Really great audio book!

I really enjoyed this audio, I liked the story very much, the twists and the turns were good.
The descriptions were imaginative and I was taken there whilst listening as I did the housework!
The narrator, Rachel Atkins was good, she had a great accent too.
I would recommend this audio.

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Gripping

I loved this book!
It gripped me completely just kept wanting to listen to the next chapter !

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This book tells a tale that one could relate to and makes one wonder if it is biographical

A story that held my attention without patronizing. The main character could be living and working in any city or town with the same problems in her life with with any luck an opportunity arises that could change her life too. A gentle read.

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could have been better

The story was nice but on several occasions the narations jumped and made no sense.

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Enjoyable lighthearted storyline

Slow to begin but keeps you interested as story develops well read uplifting and lighthearted in a human story way

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Recommended!

If you like the occasional romantic read I highly recommend this book. Although parts of the story are a bit predictable, I enjoyed listening to it, and could not put it down till I reached the end.