The Forgotten Summer
Escape to the South of France in this compelling and atmospheric story of secrets and heartbreak
‘Lovely, mouth-watering, page-turning. Packed with the sunshine, scents and savours of the South of France. Enough to make you rush straight to the Eurostar’ Daily Mail
**From the bestselling author behind Channel 5’s Carol Drinkwater’s Secret Provence**
The grape harvest at the Cambon family’s magnificent Provencal vineyard is always a cause for celebration.
But not this year.
When the crop is accidentally destroyed, leaving the estate facing ruin, Clarisse Cambon knows exactly who to blame – her English daughter-in-law Jane.
It’s just the latest incident in a decades-long feud that has left Jane feeling like an uninvited guest in her husband Luc’s family. But when tragedy strikes and Jane uncovers a shocking secret at the family’s heart she wonders if she ever really knew any of the Cambons, especially her husband, at all.
Now she is left with a terrible choice – walk away and see everything the Cambons believe in fall apart, or stay to expose the truth and risk being caught in the storm?
‘Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets all set in glorious Provence – I loved this’ Santa Montefiore
‘This atmospheric read will whisk you straight to the South of France as you become immersed in the tale of secrets and heartbreak’ Marie Claire
Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets all set in glorious Provence - I loved this * Santa Montefiore * A lovely book packed with the sunshine, scents and savours of the South of France. Plenty of page-turning drama but also mouthwatering descriptions of Paris and Provence. Enough to make you rush straight to the Eurostar * Daily Mail * Gripping * Candis * This atmospheric read will whisk you straight to the South of France as you become immersed in the tale of secrets and heartbreak. * Marie Claire * A wonderful story full of family drama and mystery. Beautiful and rich writing, wonderful nature, and loads of secrets and intrigue - this book has it all * This Chick Reads * I loved this book. I kept snatching a few more pages whenever I could. It has left me wanting to head to warmer climes and take part in the grape and olive harvests. Well I can dream can't I? * Mumsnet * Carol will take you away as you become immersed in the unusual life of the Cambon family, where no one is quite who they first seemed to be * The French Village Diaries * Her beautifully written prose propels the reader into a sensory haven of fragrant olive groves, rattling cicadas and bejewelled dragonflies . . . Carol Drinkwater is an incredibly talented writer, with a real skill for weaving an engaging story * The Bookbag * The Forgotten Summer is literary, well researched and hugely satisfying to read. It explores not just love, but searing grief, hatred, deceit, joy and despair, providing a richness of experience for the reader . . . wonderfully atmospheric writing * Linda's Bookbag * A beautiful, atmospheric story of loss, family drama and mystery' * Nicola Edwards, Love Reading * An absolutely outstanding book which I couldn't put down until I finished at 4.30 a.m. Look no further for an intelligently written book with twists and turns I hadn't seen coming. Epically excellent. 5* * Violet Fields, Net Galley * Emotional and Absorbing - get Lost in a Beautiful Book * Love Reading *
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