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Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet


It's never too late to live the dream...

Carla Sullivan’s 50th birthday is fast approaching when her whole world is turned upside down. Discovering her feckless husband is having yet another affair and following her mother’s death, she is in need of an escape. Finding an envelope addressed to her mother’s estranged sister Josette in the South of France gives Carla the perfect plan. Seizing the moment, she packs her bags and heads to Antibes to seek out the enigma known as Tante Josette. But as the two women begin to forge a tentative relationship, family secrets start to unravel, forcing Carla to question her life as she has always known it.


This is a story of first love, old love and new love, and lots of other kinds of love, too. And secrets. Lots of secrets, and how the keeping if them affects lives, as well as the revealing of them. It’s also about new beginnings and not dwelling on the past, but looking to the future.

An uplifting story set in a wonderful location - this book is truly heartwarming.

About the Author

Jennie is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France - she's still not sure how she ended up there! Loves writing novels and short stories about her two favourite places in the world, Dartmouth in South Devon and France.

She's allergic to housework and gardening but she does like cooking and entertaining and wandering around vide greniers (the French equivalent of flea markets) looking for a bargain or two. Thrilled to announce there's a new book coming on 8th August, Villa of Sun and Secrets and it's available for pre-order right now.

To find out more about Jennie visit her website: or chat to her on Twitter: @jenniewriter

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