Not quite Nice.
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
ISBN: 9781408846896: 7.99
Originally published: 2015.
Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. With its beautiful villas, its bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star, and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There's Carol, the infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband David; the erstwhile British TV star Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe with her strangely youthful face and penchant for white wine - and the suave Brian who catches Theresa's eye.
Series title: Bellevue-sur-Mer ;1
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Warms the cockles of your heart to read it. Sympathetically and realistically written, this book is a treat. Characters have flesh and blood and back bone and some of the twists and turns you simply don't see coming. Recommend it. Now going to try everything else this talented lady has written.
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