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Tapestry of Love

5-star

by Rosy Thornton.

This story pulls the reader into the life and loves of the Cévennes, and once there, you’re hooked.

By drawing vivid descriptions of the beautiful French mountains, and the people who live there, Rosy Thornton depicts the delight and despair of the rural idyll for middle-aged, English escapee, Catherine Parkstone. Carried along with Catherine, the weather (and its effect on various domestic services), the neighbours, and Catherine’s worries about her daughter, sister, and mother (all left at home in the UK), you’ll find yourself considering rural-French etiquette, beekeeping, and the pros and cons of keeping a pig. And then there’s the enigmatic Patrick Castagnol…

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