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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

Late summer, 1963.

Fresh from London and a recent cookery course, Alexandra has always loved a challenge.

Which is why she now finds herself standing outside an imposing chateau in Provence.

Waiting for her inside is three silent, rather hostile children who are to be her charges for the next month.

They will soon be more friendly, she tells herself. All they need is some fun, good food and an English education.

Far more of a challenge though is their father - an impossibly good-looking French count with whom she is rapidly falling in love....

©2022 Katie Fforde (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"The queen of uplifting, feel good romance." (AJ Pearce)

"Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun." (Closer)

"Top-drawer romantic escapism." (Daily Mail)

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The second of a trio - doesn’t disappoint

Love a good Katie FForde. Wish she would write quicker but then they wouldn’t have the quality! I look forward to the next book in the series. This book follows Alexandra and it great. Well read too. Another great read - thanks Katie

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Engaging romance

Well narrated. Enjoyable story, described the Chateau, family with well rounded characters especially children and main characters.

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That French accent!

Story is pleasant enough and the narrator does it quite nicely EXCEPT that, for a character who is supposed to speak good colloquial French, her accent is appalling. On-ree (Henri), Ann-twahn (Antoine), sha-TOE etc etc.
Perhaps Audible couldn’t find a reader with a good French accent, but surely someone could have given the poor woman some coaching on pronunciation.

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Predictable but enjoyable

Great story which I really enjoyed - plot followed predictable pattern and was in parts a little far-fetched but good gentle listening.

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Lovely romantic read

I loved this light, fun romantic story with its lively atmosphere and good sense of humour. The story was a little bit cliché but nicely written. Its narration was very enjoyable.

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A charming listen about love and friendships

A delight for the senses. Beautifully rounded characters, gorgeous food and the the charming setting of 1960s Provence. This is a quick and lovely read full of love and friendships. Everything we expect from Katie Fford. Fans will not be disappointed. I enjoyed watching the characters grow and theire relationships bloom. Family isn't always blood ties, but rather the people we surround ourselves with and open our hearts to. #aweddinginprovence #katiefford #netgalley

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  • 18-05-22

Loved this!

Throughly enjoyed this, the characters, the setting, it was a good listen.

The fact I had just happened to read the one before, was fantastic and I gave a little ‘yay!’ When I realised the connection.

Well narrated too.

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Flat

I really enjoyed her older books but this one was poor. Wooden characters, romance seems to come out of nowhere at the end and cliche themes. It had some good elements that just didn’t go anywhere.

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Disappointing

This book is unlike any other I’ve read by KF - more suited to a young Mills & Boon reader. The main character Alexandra was an amazing nanny, a wonderful cook, fluent in French and managed to oversee the renovations of several buildings - quite incredible at 20! Unrealistic and a bit silly.

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Best one yet.

I have read and probably listened to every Katie Fforde book.

This book is the best yet, I simply LOVED it, start to finish. As always, you know how it’ll end from early on but that’s the beauty of this type of book, escapism and a wonderful flowing narration.

If there were 10 stars to give, I would!! I’ll listen again on a beach!

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  • 31-05-22

Fair

Didn't realise it was set so many years ago so quite old fashioned. A little slow and long winded. Not Katie Ffordes best. I normally love her books

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  • 27-04-22

Enchanting

Lovely story written without the need to add too much drama or modern relationship dramas. Much appreciated. Lovely way to take one’s mind off