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Summer at the Vineyard

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Jenna is in desperate need to get away from it all, following the loss of her job and troubles with her boyfriend Angus. When she comes across an advertisement for a summer job at the picturesque Chateau Montmorency located in the south of France, it seems like the perfect opportunity to recharge.
She is thrown into a life of planning parties, dining out with Frenchman and occasionally giving into temptation, she is certainly living a good life right now.... however secrets lurk in the cellars of the castle that leave Jenna in quite the predicament....

This is a delightful read that I found difficult to part with. Definitely recommended. .
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC of this book. I have chosen to write this honest review voluntarily.
I note that there are earlier books in this series but I did not feel that I had missed anything by not reading them as all important events were covered at the beginning of this book. I think that the references to Jilly Cooper are correct, this 'romp' is similar to her style and subject matter. The characters' backgrounds, behaviour, and speech are reminiscent of caricatures of upper class lifestyles and the 'saucy' overtones and verbal puns can be likened to old-fashioned seaside postcards. Throw in a bit of mystery and misunderstandings and you have this light romcom with a lovely setting that makes a successful beach read. I'm sure many younger readers will enjoy it although I prefer a story with more depth and feeling now I'm older.
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Modern day jilly cooper
Jenna Jenkins needs to get away. She's been unceremoniously sacked from her job and it's make or break time with her boyfriend Angus, so a summer job at the beautiful Chateau Montmorency in the south of France seems like the perfect solution.

Planning the party of the century, dining out with suave Frenchmen, and giving in to a little temptation among the vines are all in a day's work... but is there a secret lurking in the chateau cellars?

Caught in a trap she can't talk - or drink - herself out of, Jenna is well and truly corkscrewed. Things are really hotting up under the sun when a mysterious benefactor helps her out of her jam. But why does he seem so familiar...?
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Frothy fun - this is a perfect beach read.  Light, entertaining and a bit silly - but enjoyable nonetheless...  thank you.
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A bit slow going to start with but found I soon got into the story and enjoyed the book, good characters and set in a beautiful country what more could you want, had a few laugh out loud moments throughout the book,didn't quite expect the amount of frisky business to be honest but overall a good read
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Summers not over yet! I don’t know about you, but I still love soaking up every last bit of the beautiful summer weather and this book allows the reader to do that in the beautiful south of France and also has a bit of mystery to the mix as well! This one was adorable! Jenna was such a fun character to get lost in!

The perfect beach read, sizzling with sun and fizzing with flirtation!

Jenna Jenkins needs to get away. She's been unceremoniously sacked from her job and it's make or break time with her boyfriend Angus, so a summer job at the beautiful Chateau Montmorency in the south of France seems like the perfect solution.

Planning the party of the century, dining out with suave Frenchmen, and giving in to a little temptation among the vines are all in a day's work... but is there a secret lurking in the chateau cellars?
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Out of a job and feeling a bit pressured by living in a tiny flat with her boyfriend, Jenna decides to take up the offer of a summer job in a beautiful chateau and vineyard in the south of France. She's the maid of honour for her friend's wedding that is to be held in the chateau and that makes it even more important for her to be there.

But something goes amiss and she needs rescuing! And then comes a familiar figure to help her. Who is he?

While the premise of the book was good - a lighthearted romance set in wonderful, sunny France, I just couldn't get into it completely.
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I found this a bit of a strange book. The character of Jonty seemed to suddenly change, the hero was absent for the large part of it, the main character didn't really seem to like her supposed friends, and it all ended a bit abruptly as though the word count was complete, so the author just didn't bother with any more. It could have been so much more, I think.
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Set in beautiful France this book makes the perfect summer holiday read. It's nice and gentle read with a dash if romance. If you are a people person and love leisurely reads then this is perfect for you.
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I did enjoy this novel by the end but the start was a little slow for me. The location did sound idyllic however and I liked the main character
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Summer at the Vineyard by Fliss Chester

This book had a lot of potential but alas that was as far as it went . Slow going and there was too much going on. 

I kept hoping for more but it didn’t happen though there were some humorous bits atounnd but to few and far between. 

Unfortunately promised great things but didn’t deliver for me. A disappointing read 2.5/5
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I read other books by Fliss Chester and throroughly enjoyed them. Unfortunately this one is quite slow and the story didn't keep my attention.
Not my cup of tea.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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Well I really tried with this book, it is so slow, read up to  chapter 11 and still not much happening, sorry I need a faster pace. Not for me sorry.
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I received an advance copy of, Summer at the Vineyard, by Fliss Chester.  I could not get into this book, I really tried but this book is not for me.
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