Reviews

  • Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets all set in glorious Provence - I loved this

    Santa Montefiore
  • A lovely book packed with the sunshine, scents and savours of the South of France. Plenty of page-turning drama but also mouthwatering descriptions of Paris and Provence. Enough to make you rush straight to the Eurostar

    Daily Mail
  • Gripping

    Candis
  • This atmospheric read will whisk you straight to the South of France as you become immersed in the tale of secrets and heartbreak.

    Marie Claire
  • A wonderful story full of family drama and mystery. Beautiful and rich writing, wonderful nature, and loads of secrets and intrigue - this book has it all

    This Chick Reads
  • I loved this book. I kept snatching a few more pages whenever I could. It has left me wanting to head to warmer climes and take part in the grape and olive harvests. Well I can dream can't I?

    Mumsnet
  • Carol will take you away as you become immersed in the unusual life of the Cambon family, where no one is quite who they first seemed to be

    The French Village Diaries
  • Her beautifully written prose propels the reader into a sensory haven of fragrant olive groves, rattling cicadas and bejewelled dragonflies . . . Carol Drinkwater is an incredibly talented writer, with a real skill for weaving an engaging story

    The Bookbag
  • The Forgotten Summer is literary, well researched and hugely satisfying to read. It explores not just love, but searing grief, hatred, deceit, joy and despair, providing a richness of experience for the reader . . . wonderfully atmospheric writing

    Linda’s Bookbag
  • A beautiful, atmospheric story of loss, family drama and mystery'

    Nicola Edwards, Love Reading