Summer at the Chateau by Jennifer Bohnet – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Jennifer Bohnet, Boldwood and Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.


Every end has a new beginning…
All NEW from bestselling author Jennifer Bohnet.
When Pixie Sampson’s husband tragically dies, she inherits the beautiful Château Quiltu in Brittany, Northern France.

But unbeknown to her, she also inherits a mysterious lodger, Justine Martin and her 4-year-old son Ferdie.

Heartbroken and with her adventurous Mum, Gwen in tow, they travel to France to put the Château on the market but are soon drawn into a quest to seek the Château’s secrets.

Who is Justine? Why is she living at the Château? How did she know her husband?

Over the Summer months, the Château fills with family and laughter and secrets are discovered and old wounds begin to heal.

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My Thoughts

A Jennifer Bohnet novel is always guaranteed to provide me with a holiday without leaving the house, new friends and cosy warm feeling all over.  Summer at the Chateau gave me all of this and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word of it.

Set in beautiful Brittany, I loved how some of the smaller characters are from A French Affair.  It was like seeing old friends again and returning to a familiar place.  The novel is stand alone though and there’s no need to have read A French Affair before.  The setting is so idyllic and picturesque and although I have never been, I felt as though I have when reading.

Jennifer Bohnet always goes beyond a simple romance story, and this story is no different.  She has woven layers of friendship, family, dilemmas and dramas throughout the story making it thought provoking and difficult to put down. 

Pixie has a lot to deal with in such a short space of time and after the death of her husband and other revelations, she has a lot of soul searching to do in order to grieve and move on with her life.  Her journey and how she navigates everything that is thrown her way makes for a really interesting plot and I was with her all the way.  The drama is emotional but gentle and doesn’t detract from the cosy and heart-warming vibe of the overall story telling.

Lovable characters, a stunning setting and a plot with gentle tension and drama makes this great escapism and a wonderful book.      

Author Bio – Jennifer Bohnet

: Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.

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