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“Summer in Provence” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are ready. I have a review for you, and if you know the name of the author, that’s because I have reviewed another of her books in the past.

Summer in Provence“, written by Lucy Coleman, is a novel published on 7th April 2020 by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lucy Coleman for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Summer in Provence


Summer in Provence CoverIs a change as good as a rest?

When married couple Fern and Aiden have a windfall, their reactions could not be more different. While Fern is content to pay off their mortgage and build a nest egg before starting a family, her husband is set on traveling the world.

Fern’s not much of a back-packer so, before she knows it, the idea of a ‘marriage gap year’ takes shape. And, as Aiden heads off to the wilds of Australia, Fern chooses the more restful Provence for her year out.

Set amidst the glorious French scenery, Château de Vernon offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and Fern agrees to help out in return for painting lessons from the owner – renowned, but rather troubled, painter Nico.

As their year unfolds in very different ways, will the time apart transform their marriage, or will it drive Fern and Aiden even further apart…

Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a heart-warming, sun-drenched and magical French adventure.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Author Bio

Lucy Coleman Author PicFrom interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels – including Summer on the Italian Lakes, Snowflakes over Holly Cove, The French Adventure and A Cottage in the Country. She is represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture, working in the garden, or practising Tai Chi.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she is an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the SoA and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Social Media Links – Website | Facebook | Twitter

My Review

This is the second book of Lucy Coleman that I had the pleasure of reading and just like the previous on, I felt myself transported to a beautiful place and an amazing story.

As we follow Fern through her year in Provence, we are taken to Château de Vernon and the beauty of painting, since Fern volunteers to help out the place in return for painting lessons from the owner, Nico. I loved the take of the story, the characters we got to met and the uncertainty I felt about Fern and Aiden’s relationship. The novel felt like a true and emotional representation of life, because things happen, people grow, relationships develop.

P1070799Lucy Coleman brings gorgeous scenes to live with her vivid and appealing descriptions. The magic in the words and images the author gives us was definitely one of this aspects I loved about the book, since it transported me to that place and moment.

It as an exciting storytelling, with a good pace and that appealing flow that made me very stay glued to the pages, reading scenes after scene. It was just like watching a movie with all it’s colors and I could almost heard music and smell the paint, since the book called my senses.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and I truly recommend it. If you are as curious as I was about the book after reading the synopsis, then I suggest you check it out. A wonderful book and if I wasn’t already curious for more of the author’s books, I certainly am now.


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Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to basic promo/spotlight posts.

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1 thought on ““Summer in Provence” Review”

  1. Ah… so delighted you enjoyed the story, Jess and a HUGE thank you for being on the tour. I’m head down writing as that’s my happy place, but knowing it’s for a reason and readers will be spirited away for a while to another place makes me want to write even quicker! Thank you! x

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