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Summer at the Little French Guesthouse (La Cour des Roses 3)

Summer at the Little French Guesthouse (La Cour des Roses 3)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s:  Summer sun, chilled, white wine, and a gorgeous fiancé. Nothing could upset pure bliss … Right?

  • ISBN: B071H99TWC
  • Genre: Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Emmy Jamieson loves her new life in the gentle hills and sunflowers of the lush French countryside, managing La Cour des Roses, a beautiful, white stone guesthouse. She’s getting married to her own French hunk Alain very soon and life is going well.

Emmy’s mum however is in full motherzilla-of-the-bride mode, and who’s that figure on the horizon? Oh oh, it’s Alain’s ex. Life is about to get very interesting indeed!2000s:

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.

There’s certainly lots of action in this place – lots of gorgeous scenery, the perfect landscape to go cycling with your own French hunk, plan your wedding, eat crunchy French bread and hide in those luscious hills from your madder than madder mother.

Jean de Florette country too it would seem…”Try saying that 11 o’ clock at night after 3 glasses of wine and see how you do”

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Booktrailer Review

Susan @thebooktrailer

This was a lot of fun! I hadn’t read books 1 and 2 but didn’t feel I’d missed out at all! It’s a typical French village in the Loire Valley with fields, meadows, bicycle rides and French hunks. There’s a lot of warmth and a nice storyline which bubbles along like a stream just off the main Loire River. Lots of little subplots which add interest and drama, the main story may have been about wedding preparations but it was so well rounded it didn’t seem as if it took over everything else. A typical mad preparation was fun to join in with and it was all done with such charm and fun. Yup – this novel will transport you – it’s a lovely French affair!

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Summer at the Little French Guesthouse (La Cour des Roses 3)

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

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