'Unputdownable, a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship in the glorious south of France. What’s not to love!' Lucy Coleman
It's never too late to live the dream...
Carla Sullivan’s 50th birthday is fast approaching when her whole world is turned upside down. Discovering her feckless husband is having yet another affair and following her mother’s death, she is in need of an escape. Finding an envelope addressed to her mother’s estranged sister Josette in the South of France gives Carla the perfect plan.
Seizing the moment, she packs her bags and heads to Antibes to seek out the enigma known as Tante Josette. But as the two women begin to forge a tentative relationship, family secrets start to unravel, forcing Carla to question her life as she has always known it.
A heart-warming tale on the beautiful French Riviera, which will keep you guessing. Perfect for the fans of Jill Mansell and Fern Britton.
What readers are saying about Villa of Sun and Secrets:
'This was the first Jennifer Bohnet book I've read, but it definitely won't be the last. A beautifully written and heart-warming tale of family and friendship, I was completely transported to the south of France and that stunning villa. When can I move in?' Jessica Redland, author of The Secret to Happiness
'Villa of Sun and Secrets is a perfect summer read! This wonderful family saga has it all - secrets from the past, gentle romance and the beautiful setting of Villa Mimosa in the glorious sunshine of the south of France. I couldn’t stop myself from turning the pages and read it in one sitting. I absolutely loved it. Highly recommended!' Alison Sherlock, author of A House To Mend A Broken Heart
'This book transported me to the beautiful French resort of Antibes; I could feel the warm sun and smell the beautiful flowers at Villa Mimosa. The unravelling of family secrets will always be a painstaking task and the sheer devastation, as history is revealed, left me reeling.'
'This was an awesome read, great for a day at the beach!'
'The book definitely takes you through an array of emotions, but leaves you with a warm and happy after.'
'A really great cast of characters set in a wonderful sounding place... Made me wish I was there! Just lovely.'
'This is the perfect book for my mood: it's heartwarming, well written and escapism at high level.'
'A fantastic book'
'A lovely 5 star read, one of my favourite reads so far.'
'Truly a joy to read'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When Carla Sullivan discovers her husband has been having an affair just before her 50th birthday, she sets off for Antibes—a heavenly seaside town in the south of France. But her husband’s infidelity isn’t the only reason to escape: Antibes is also where her estranged Aunt Jonette lives, whom Carla has just found a letter addressed to, written by her recently deceased mother. She’s determined to hand deliver it herself, a decision that will force her to face up to the long-buried secrets of her family’s past, and find a way forward amid the devastation they have caused. Villa of Sun and Secrets is a heartwarming, gorgeous story to transport you straight to the sunny French coastline—and keep you engrossed until its final moments. A perfect escapist read.
I enjoyed this book and found it easy to read. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I especially liked the twist in the story at the end! A feel good ending.
Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet
A lovely story, the type of book that one can’t put down. Now looking to read another of her books…
Villa of Sun & Secrets
Feel good fiction. Simple story telling and easy to read. Interest kept until last “secret” revealed. I enjoyed reading this book.