This book was given to me by my Mother-in-law and I throughly enjoyed it. The plot is a wonderful drama set on a tiny island off the coast of France. The daughter comes home to try to work out her relationship with her silent boatbuilder father. The other parallel stories of the tension between the Houssins at the South end of the island (with the tourist attracting beach) and the poor fishing villages of the Salannais to the North. Add in a love interest and a well written plot and this is a good drama. 4 stars.
This is a great book. It takes place on a small island in France. I have read all of Joanne Harris' books and this one is a great read.
I loved this book! By the author of Chocolat, another great story about reconciliation and saving a dying town. full of plot twists, wonderful characters and romance.
One of the few books where I didn't figure out the plot twist until it was explained.
Joanne Harris knows well how to tell a charming story. After losing her mother, a prodigal daughter returns to the tiny French island of her father. She tries to repair their relationship but discovers the island is in a sad state of decline. Follow her story as she fights to save it alongside a mysterious stranger. Plenty of family secrets are revealed along the way.