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The perfect place for a fresh start . . .

Escape to France with LATE SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD – Jo Thomas’s irresistible follow-up to THE OYSTER CATCHER and THE OLIVE BRANCH.

‘A fabulous French feast of fun’ Milly Johnson

‘Love this book … makes me want to live on a vineyard in the South of France!’ Lisa Zupan, Producer of P.S. I Love You

Emmy Bridges has always looked out for others. Now it’s time to put down roots of her own.

Working for a wine-maker in France is the opportunity of a lifetime for Emmy. Even if she doesn’t know a thing about wine – beyond what’s on offer at the local supermarket.

There’s plenty to get to grips with in the rustic town of Petit Frère. Emmy’s new work friends need more than a little winning over. Then there’s her infuriatingly brash tutor, Isaac, and the enigmatic Madame Beaumont, tucked away in her vineyard of secrets.

But Emmy will soon realise that in life – just as in wine-making – the best things happen when you let go and trust your instincts. Particularly when there’s romance in the air…

What readers are saying about Late Summer in the Vineyard:

‘A light-hearted romance set in a French vineyard. What could be better for summertime reading!

Funny, romantic and heart-warming read of love, friendships and wine

‘I loved this book – the sights, sounds, smells of France during the wine making season was truly believable. A great story with funny, loveable characters who I wanted as friends!’


Warm, funny, romantic with a terrific sense of place. I loved it!
Katie Fforde
A perfect pearl of a story. I loved it
Milly Johnson
Romantic and funny, this is a great addition to any bookshelf
Sun, good food and romance, what more could you want?
Set in a beautiful landscape with lovable characters . . . A real page-turner
<i>Candis</i> magazine
Sheer romcom brilliance!
A heart-warming tale . . . Perfect escapism
Marie Claire
This book is scrumptious! I couldn't stop reading
Katie Fforde
A full-bodied tale with hints of humour and romance which can be enjoyed at any time of year
What a gorgeous book! Reading it felt like the best kind of holiday
Lucy Diamond
A warm-hearted, sparkling gem . . . I loved it!
Miranda Dickinson
Sunny and funny . . . as warm as a south-facing vineyard. It made me want to rush to France tout suite!
Veronica Henry
Captures the essence of France from the vineyards and chateaux to the glorious sunshine and of course, the wine
Cathy Bramley
Love this book . . . makes me want to live on a vineyard in the South of France!
Lisa Zupan, Producer of <i>P.S. I Love You</i>