The Forgotten Summer
“Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets all set in glorious Provence—I loved this.” —Santa Montefiore, bestselling author of The French Gardener
Clarisse Cambon is devastated when the family vineyard’s annual harvest is ruined by an accident—and furious at her daughter-in-law, Jane, who she’s sure is responsible.
Jane’s longtime feud with her mother-in-law is rooted in a secret they both keep from Luc—Jane’s husband and Clarisse’s son. When tragedy strikes, Jane takes over management of the vineyard and, beset by doubts and questions, begins to look into Luc’s past to understand what he may have kept hidden from her—and what Clarisse may know . . .
An atmospheric tale of forbidden fruit, family secrets, and enduring through heartbreak from the author of An Act of Love and the beloved Olive Farm series, The Forgotten Summer will “whisk you straight to the South of France” (Marie Claire).
“A lovely book . . . plenty of page-turning drama but also mouthwatering descriptions of Paris and Provence.” —Daily Mail
Good characters, interesting book.
The author writes so descriptively it’s like “ reading a movie”.
Paragraphs are extensively descriptive regarding a sunrise, sunset, olive grove, moment in time, etc.
I did skip some paragraphs, pages. It’s a long ebook. But I was engaged enough to finish the book.
It’s not a thriller or mystery in my view.
More of a book about a family, peoples lives intersecting.
The forgotten summer?
There are a lot typos. I felt the author was repetitive at times to the point where I almost gave up reading. The plot was predictable. With that said overall the book was okay, not sure if I would read another book from this author.