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The Little French Guesthouse (La Cour des Roses 1 )

The Little French Guesthouse (La Cour des Roses 1 )

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2000s: Fall in love on holiday…with a house…

  • ISBN: 978-1910751886
  • Genre: Humour, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can’t wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Only it doesn’t work out like that at all. Far from it!

Heartbroken Emmy offers to help at the gite to take her mind of things. Nothing like changing the sheets to make a fresh change in other ways.

Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends as well as a few hot ones!

Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light; Emmy starts to feel quite at home. But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, family, and everything she’s ever worked for, to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday – wouldn’t it?

Travel Guide

Loire Valley

Ah this is the kind of a lovely little village in the Loire Valley you’d like to live in! Pierre La Fontaine is the nearby village where you have to get the bus into town and get any shopping you need.  There’s not much happening in this little village but that’s the great thing as it’s a typical French, lovely cobbled kind of place where you’d really want to find your own French hunk.

Authors on location  : Doue-la-Fontaine

Doue-la-Fontaine is one of the models for the imaginary town of Pierre-la-Fontaine in all the Little French Guesthouse books, and in about the right location.

The zoo at Doué is where Alain and Emmy first kissed in Book 1, and it plays a minor role in Book 3. It’s great fun!

The Troglodyte village at Rochemenier fires the imagination of Alain’s niece and nephew on a visit there in Book 3.

The magnificent château at Chenonceau and the town of Saumur are both places that Emmy visited in Book 2 to get a taste of the region she now calls home.

And when Emmy’s parents visited in Book 1, she took them to Montreuil-Bellay and Chinon, both overlooked by châteaux.

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Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Little French Guesthouse (La Cour des Roses 1 )

Author/Guide: Helen Pollard  Destination: Loire Valley  Departure Time: 2000s

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