A curious novel set in FRANCE
Sunshine and Shadows at the Vineyard
Genre(s): Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Romance
Era(s): Contemporary/1940s/WW2 in southern France
Sunshine and Shadows at the Vineyard – the dramatic sequel to Thirty-five Minutes from St Tropez and Stolen Summer
Join Richard and Helen and the Ferguson family on the French Riviera as another long, hot summer begins with worries about potentially dubious guests, love affairs become embroiled with desire and jealousy, and further WW2 French Resistance revelations emerge.
The third novel in this family saga sees the Ferguson family explore new horizons in northern Italy, Tuscany and the Luberon Valley, near Avignon.
An unexpected announcement at a funeral inspires Joanna to investigate Tante Dominique’s French Resistance activities during WW2 which lead to links with General Charles de Gaulle.
Finally realising their dreams, Richard and Helen, and his brother and wife, travel to Italy on their ‘big trip’. Will their holiday go smoothly after all the troubles of the last few years?
Granddaughter Danielle graduates from university and is unsure whether to move in with her jealous boyfriend or if she’ll have to return to London. Adding to her dilemmas, a new admirer comes into her life, amplifying her insecurity as spiteful comments make her question her behaviour.
Huge changes are afoot for Joseph and his girlfriend, wealthy heiress Victoria, but will they be able to keep their romance alive across borders? Will a stay in a Tuscan castle be enough to save their relationship?
Idyllic days in the sunshine are disrupted by stormy weather and a shocking find by the dogs. The services of their private detective are once again called upon as shadowy characters stay at Mas des Oliviers. Is James right to be concerned?
Superyachts and a celebrity Monaco wedding bring glamour to the story, although the paparazzi seem intent on creating problems for several of those involved.
As high summer draws to a close, the Fergusons gather together once again when a surprise new love affair and a shock announcement catch the whole family unawares.
A story brimming with sunshine… but where the shadows never seem far away.
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