- Author Celia Imrie
I quite enjoyed the first book set on the south coast of France, wherein a small group of expats make their way through adventures involving drama, relationships, money, crime, and much more. The second is more of the same, although it has to be said the cast of characters has expanded considerably in this one.
With the world of films, television, glitz and glamour descending in nearby Cannes, there’s an added dimension to this story. It’s quite a busy book, frantic in places, with the team trying to set up a restaurant in no time flat, alongside the comings and goings of two separate tangled love triangles, plus an element of mystery and crime with Russian and Italian gangsters. It’s quite full on!
But it’s still fun, and at its heart, the group of friends who really do care for each other and want each other to succeed. That makes it an entertaining but warm and fulfilling book.