Escape to the French Farmhouse
Jo Thomas

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Narrated By: Anna Acton

Duration: 7 hours and 39 minutes

What to expect

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Can she find her recipe for happiness?

Del and her husband Ollie moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they’re packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she suddenly realises exactly what will make her happier…a new life in France – without Ollie.

Now alone, all Del has is a crumbling farmhouse, a mortgage to pay and a few lavender plants. What on earth is she going to do? Discovering an old recipe book at the market run by the rather attractive Fabian, Del starts to bake. But can her new-found passion really help her let go of the past and lead to true happiness?

A heart-warming tale about reclaiming your life, set amongst the lavender fields of Provence. Perfect escapism from the author of Late Summer in the Vineyard and The Honey Farm on the Hill.

'Hopeful and lovely, sunny and smashing – I loved this gorgeous book' Milly Johnson

'A delicious summer read' Heidi Swain

'A warm story of friendship and community. A joy and a true escape' Phillipa Ashley

©Jo Thomas 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Contemporary romance, Romance, Family life fiction, Modern and contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Sense of place

Listen to a sample

Jo Thomas at her best - filled with love, food and real heart. Always welcome, particularly in challenging times, reading a Jo Thomas novel is like going on the loveliest holiday in your head.

AJ Pearce

A delicious summer read.

Heidi Swain

You smell the lavender, you feel the sun on your face, this book is pure joy!

Katie Fforde

This is the burst of sunshine you’re looking for! Evocative, warm, wonderful, transporting you to beautiful Provence...I loved it!

Miranda Dickinson

Hopeful and lovely, sunny and smashing – I loved this gorgeous book.