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The Summer House of Happinessby Daisy James


Love is in the air…

Gabbie Andrews thought that her dreams of becoming a professional perfumer at the prestigious House of Gasnier on the French Riviera were finally coming true. There’s nothing she loves more than creating the perfect fragrance for her delighted customers…

So when her boss sends her to work in a laboratory in Paris for six months, she quits on the spot! Returning to her home in Devon, she soon finds that her herbal remedies are in more demand than she ever imagined.

And when she bumps into Max, the gorgeous mechanic who works at her father’s garage, she realizes that life might just be about to change forever!


Another hit for Ms James. I especially loved the mystery in this one, and that the setting was in a garage for the most part!

I wondered where this was going when it came to the perfumery side of things, because I've read a couple of books quite recently which have been based on the same theme of the main character being a perfumer, and I thought this one might be similar, but it did have a different take on the profession.

I enjoyed the main characters, Max especially (wish my local garage had someone like him working in it!), and all in all, this is a sweet feel-good chick lit.

About the Author

Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea - china plates and teacups are a must. Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks, or on Instagram @booksdaisyjames.

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