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Celebrations at the Chateau: A romantic and heart-warming read to curl up with this autumn by [Jo Thomas]


When their grandfather dies, Fliss and her sisters are astonished to inherit a French chateau! Travelling to Normandy to visit the beautiful if faded house, they excitedly make plans over delicious crepes and local cider in the town nearby.

They soon discover the chateau needs major work and a huge tax bill is due . . . Unable to sell but strapped for cash, Fliss determines to spruce up the elegant old rooms and open a B&B.

But Jacques, the handsome town mayor, is opposed to her plan. When it becomes clear that the only way to save the magnificent castle is to work together, Jacques and Fliss discover that they have more in common than they think…

A romantic and uplifting readabout turning your dreams into a reality from the author of Escape to the French Farmhouse.

Readers are falling in love with Celebrations at the Chateau:

***** A romantic and magical read . . . I couldn’t put it down
***** A wonderful hug of a book. Feel-good fiction at its very best!
***** A perfect book to curl up with and forget the world.


Celebrations at the Chateau: A romantic and heart-warming read to curl up with this autumn


When three sisters head to France to see the property their granddad has left them in his will, they are left in shock at the size of the place, especially as he had never mentioned anything about it to them. They think, at first, that all their dreams have been answered, as the sale of the château will put all of them on their feet financially back home. There are a couple of problems though. The first is the amount of work that needs doing, and the second is the sitting tenant with strings. What begins as a dream come true soon flips into a nightmare.

Even with all the problems that were going on with the chateau, I couldn’t help getting carried away with the whole idea of the place. I liked the small town where the residents would close in to look after their own, even if it did make it hard for the sisters. There is, of course, a sweet story of how their granddad came to be the owner and why it has a sitting tenant. Everything that could go wrong with this place does. It is eating money, and a solution needs finding that suits them all.

Two of the sisters had to return home to family life and work, but the youngest of them was in between jobs and had broken up with her boyfriend. She had never been able to settle into anything she had put her hand to in the past, but all the things she had learnt, were now skills she needed for the tasks she had to face.

The setting is the perfect scene for romance to blossom, no matter what age. It has happened before. It is a lovely light read that made me laugh and swoon. A great pick me up story, any time of the year.

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.


Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, including time at Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show.

Jo’s debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller and won both the RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the Festival of Romance Best eBook Award. Her recent book Escape to the French Farmhouse was a #1 bestselling eBook and in every one of her novels Jo loves to explore new countries and discover the food produced there, both of which she thoroughly enjoys researching. Jo lives in Pembrokeshire with her husband and three children, where cooking and gathering around the kitchen table are a hugely important and fun part of their family life.

Celebrations at the Chateau: A romantic and heart-warming read to curl up with this autumn by [Jo Thomas]

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