Everyone deserves a second chance…right?
Escape to the Villa in the South of France with Top 10 international bestseller Jennifer Bohnet, for an uplifting story of family, love and second chances.
Run by sisters Rebecca and Delphine, Villa Sesame is a popular venue for small intimate weddings on the sparkling French Riviera. Beautiful terraces and a horizon pool all over look the Mediterranean setting the scene to make memorable days and dreams come true.
When recently widowed Delphine unexpectedly announces her desire to retire and live a different life, Rebecca feels her own life could be slipping into free fall.
How can she possibly carry on with the business without her sister at her side? Could this be the beginning of the end for Villa Sésame and Rebecca’s life as she knows it?
As the guests gather for the June wedding of Freya and Marcus, Freya’s two childhood friends bring their own problems to the villa and cousin Verity has her own agenda.
But it’s the arrival of a certain guest who throws Rebecca’s whole world into turmoil and she finds herself asking the question, where do I go from here?
I received a copy of this book from Boldwood Books via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
The Villa of Second Chances is a heartwarming tale of new beginnings. I like that the female protagonists are older with a life full of experiences. Freya and Marcus hold their second marriage at the Villa, owned and run by two sisters, Rebecca and Delphine. It is a time of change for the sisters. Freya’s two childhood friends from Dartmouth are attending the wedding, one newly bereaved.
Long-held grudges and secrets and the renewal of old acquaintances make this an absorbing story full of poignant moments. Believable characters have unexpected connections that reveal themselves as the story progresses, making it a satisfying read.
The settings are vibrant and add to the story’s uplifting quality.
Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of 16 novels, 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.