Is a change as good as a rest?
When married couple Fern and Aiden have a windfall, their reactions could not be more different. While Fern is content to pay off their mortgage and build a nest egg before starting a family, her husband is set on traveling the world.
Fern’s not much of a back-packer so, before she knows it, the idea of a ‘marriage gap year’ takes shape. And, as Aiden heads off to the wilds of Australia, Fern chooses the more restful Provence for her year out.
Set amidst the glorious French scenery, Château de Vernon offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and Fern agrees to help out in return for painting lessons from the owner — renowned, but rather troubled, painter Nico.
As their year unfolds in very different ways, will the time apart transform their marriage, or will it drive Fern and Aiden even further apart…
Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a heart-warming, sun-drenched and magical French adventure.
Praise for Lucy Coleman:
‘Lucy Coleman writes wonderfully escapist, romantic and heart-warming stories that transport you far away from the every day grind. Beautifully written, comforting and utterly uplifting, Lucy Coleman’s stories are the perfect tonic when life is a little grey.' Holly Martin, bestselling author of The Gift of Happiness'I adored this book. A wonderful escapist read… For me, it's a 5 star read!' Katherine, Katherine's Book Universe.
'I adored this beautifully written tale. The score is a well deserved and easy 5* out of 5*' Ginger Book Geek.
'This book gives you all the feels. It'll make you want to move to France and start a new life… Lucy Coleman has a way of writing where it feels like you're actually there standing beside Anna and you mentally really feel involved in the story' Stacey, The Cosiest Corner.