Escape to the French Farmhouse
Can she find her recipe for happiness?
Del and her husband Ollie moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they’re packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she suddenly realises exactly what will make her happier…a new life in France – without Oll...more
What I appreciate the most about Thomas' novels is that they are filled with hope.
They are always stories about women who start again, and find the love/success.
Escape to the French Farmhouse is not an exception. It follows our main character Del who leaves her husband and starts again, and eventually finds hope, love, new friends and starts new business ...more
After failing several rounds of IVF, Del and her husband Ollie moved to Provence to start a new life. Six weeks later, with nothing working out the way Ollie expected, they are packing to move back to England. But when it's time to say goodbye to the farmhouse they've bought, Del realises she doesn't want to go back ...more
And yet the other half of me, the one that wells up when she sees a 99 year old man walking round his garden to raise money for the National Heal ...more
Doesn’t everyone have the dream of leaving your city life behind and moving to the beautiful French countryside? ...more
Del moved with her husband Ollie to the village in Provence, but after 6 weeks, they decided to return home. But Del saw the end of the line of her relationship an ...more
Del and her husband Ollie have been living in a run down cottage in the Provence of France in a small village but after six weeks they decide to pack up and move back to England. As they are ...more
This has a real feel good factor.
The characters are engaging and the story rolls along at a pleasant pace.
Well worth a read especially if you are feeling down in the dumps.
It's a story filled with friends old and new, and a rather brave lady Del who decides she will stay in Provence alone, instead of going back with her husband, having realised the relationship has run its course.
I loved how instead of Del mixing with the ex-pat community, she went out of her ...more
Every now and again you just need that ‘breather’ of a book. You know the type ... one that whisks you away where the sun is shining, people support each other and new ventures are undertaken. Escape to the French Farmhouse is just the fresh air I was searching for.
‘I get out my pastry and take a bite. I shut my eyes and enjoy the moment, which takes me back to a time when food was fun ...more
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What a lovely book. Quite serious topics explored but with the deft of hand and skillful writing that is Jo Thomas. You really need to get yourself to Provence. I was cheering Del on from the start! You go girl! ...more
Jo Thomas is one of my absolute ‘go-to’ authors, I’m always swept away to a glorious destination with fantastic characters, and a heart-warming tale – oh some of the most divine, mouth-watering foods and drink.
Escape to the French Farmhouse is uplifting, emotional and a delight to read. I devoured it in almost one setting and it the story stayed with me for days after I’d finished. Jo Thomas transported me and the writing ...more
This one took a little longer than usual to get into. At first I wasn't sure where it was going to go but the more I read the more I adored Del and what she was doing for herself. She was all alone in France, after refusing to go back to a lifeless marriage and the UK with ...more
For Del moving abroad is such a huge life changing event but she takes the opportunity with both hands, grabbing every aspect of French life and getting involved with her new village community, lifestyle, neighbourhood and ...more
Del and her husband Ollie have had a difficult couple of months. The bottom had fallen out of Del’s world when her beloved mother had died, leaving her heartbroken and devastated. Del had hoped that by trying for a baby she would fill the emptiness her mother’s death left behind, but when the doctors informe ...more
One theme running through the book was Lavender. Lavender for ba ...more
I read this book for a blog tour, so thank you to the blog tour organiser, author, publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This book depicts the essence of France and this is what makes it so special and different. I have read so many books set in France that just don't have that special "Frenchness" or as we would say that "je ne sais quoi" about them, b ...more
Such a great book for the perfect reading escape!
I loved this book, all the components. As far as the story goes there were elements of connection, community, and belonging interlaced with real life challenges and celebrations that were relatable on so many levels.
The author brought forth all the emotion in jus ...more