- Author Celia Imrie
I haven’t read a book in this sort of summer-time holiday read genre for a long time but seeing it was written by the wonderful Celia Imrie, I thought I’d give it a go. I suspect it is aimed at women slightly older than myself, but that didn’t stop it being a fun read - sort of the novel equivalent of the Best Marigold Hotel film.
Following the mishap adventures of a handful of expats in a small French village near Nice, there are elements of romantic drama, of crime and mystery as well as plenty of humour, all weaving in and out of each other as the characters try and figure out where they fit in the world.
The characters, and their interactions with each other, are where the book really shines, although I must admit to being a bit annoyed at the fact that ALL the grown up children were generally hideous. But there was also a general feeling of openness and acceptance, which was lovely to read.