*Now also published as The Villa on the Riviera*
The French Riviera is the setting for this absorbing tale of family intrigue, scandal and romance, against the glamorous background of 1930s artists and aristocracy.
Polly Smith is struggling to make a living as an artist when her friend and patron, Oliver, invites her to his father’s house in the south of France. Thrilled to escape cold, wet London, Polly asks for her birth certificate to obtain a passport – an act which unexpectedly turns her world upside down. For her mother is in fact her aunt; her father is unknown; even her name isn’t right.
Fleeing to the Riviera, Polly finds that the serenity and sunshine brings her art to life as never before. But all is not well in the grand house. Oliver’s father was forced to leave England in a cloud of scandal and his past is about to catch up with him.
But even as Polly finds herself immersed in a web of suspicion and deception, her own future begins to take on a new and fascinating shape…
The perfect read for fans of THE VILLA and SUMMER’S CHILD, this is a beguiling and evocative tale that will transport you away to the Riviera itself.