Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Review ~ A Spell in Provence by Marie Laval

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Accent Press
2015



Amy Carter relocates to the beautiful Provencal countryside to run a guest house at the mysterious, but beautiful, Bellefontaine. It’s a place that is riddled with the secrets of its ancient past and bound up in the shadows of local folklore. Right from the start Amy discovers that running the guest house isn’t going to easy; there are too many unexpected happenings which rattle her confidence. Added to the mystery of Bellefontaine, is the allure of the enigmatic Fabien Coste, an arrogant owner of a nearby chateau, whose own family history is connected with Bellefontaine’s mysterious past.

What then follows is a nicely written romantic suspense story which uses the beautiful allure of the French countryside to take the reader, not just on a journey into the past, but also combines a love affair which is firmly placed in the here and now. I enjoyed getting to know the characters; Amy is a feisty heroine and Fabien, the quintessential sexy hero, is a welcome distraction from some of the darker elements of the story.


The story flows well and whilst there are no great surprises in who is behind some of the events which take place, there are certainly more than enough thrills and spills to keep you turning the pages in order to see just how the story eventually plays out.



I enjoyed A Spell in Provence and look forward to more stories from this author.





My thanks to the  author for sharing her book with me



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review A Spell in Provence. I really appreciate it!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your book with me, Marie. I enjoyed it :)

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.