Pub Date 09 Mar 2017
‘I loved the sultry sensuous feeling of being in Havana so much that reading about it makes me want to go there. A fascinating story with engaging themes’ - Dinah Jefferies, #1 bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife on Last Dance in Havana
The bestselling author of The Villa and The Saffron Trail returns with a gorgeous summer read about love and starting over - set in West Dorset and beautiful Sardinia. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Dinah Jefferies and Harriet Evans.
Faye has just completed her degree in interior design when she finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less. While debating what to do next she receives a surprise phone call from her old college friend Charlotte who now lives in Sardinia and is married to Italian hotelier, Fabio.
When Charlotte suggests that Faye relocate for a month to house-sit, Faye wonders if a summer break in sunny Sardinia might be the perfect way to recharge her batteries and think about her future. But then Charlotte tells Faye that there's something more behind the sudden invitation: her friends Marisa and Alessandro are looking for a designer to renovate a crumbling old theatre they own in the scenic village of Deriu. The idea certainly sounds appealing to Faye, but little does she know what she's letting herself in for if she accepts this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity . . .
‘A great page-turner, which really captures Cuba's turbulent history. It's also a tender portrayal of how love can flourish in one's later years’ - Lucinda Riley, bestselling author on Last Dance in Havana
‘An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end’ - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter
‘Vividly written with a compelling storyline, this is top escapism’ - Closer on The Villa
‘A gorgeous, mouth-watering dream of a holiday read!’ - Red Online on The Villa
‘Elegant storytelling at its best’ - Veronica Henry on The Villa