My Review: Such a gorgeous and warm story, easy to follow and will melt your heart. Jennifer has done a fabulous job with this book and it’s engaging characters. Sometimes the best place to find peace is to revisit the past. Gabriella aka Gabby doesnt like December, a lot of negative things happened to her in that month over the years, this year she is going to embrace it, and take Elodie her granddaughter whom she raised since she was a little person, to Antibes Juan – les – Pins in France. Which is inspired by a visit to the French Christmas Market. Her French roots are reawakened and the time has come to face up to what was. There are some great twists and turns, Pizzas and Scooters and a lot to untangle. Will they settle for a new life on the Riviera or return back to the UK? You’ll have to read the book to find out. 5 shiney stars.
Christmas on the Riviera
As a toddler Elodie Jacques was abandoned by her mother and left in the care of her French grandmother, Gabriella in Dartmouth, Devon.
Now 24 years old, Elodie struggles to reconcile the deep anger for the mother she has never since seen.
When Gabriella unexpectedly announces she wants the two of them to spend Christmas and her 70th birthday in her home town of Juan-les-Pins in the South of France Elodie is thrilled.
Gabriella meanwhile has her own ulterior motives for wanting to return after 40 years, a daunting homecoming potentially filled with memories, secrets and recriminations.
With Juan-les-Pins pulsing with lights, decorations and the festive spirit, Christmas promises to be filled with fun. But when Elodie learns there is the possibility that her long absent mother may join them she hides her feelings behind a show of indifference and animosity.
Will there be the reconciliation that Gabriella longs for – or will the spirit of Christmas fail to work its magic?
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Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.
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