Susanne O’Leary knows how to write a romance. I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed a fair few, so I can say that with authority.
This is a story of two women: one, Chantal, the owner of an estate agency in the beautiful and captivating sunny French Riviera, the other, Flora, her new employee, who left Ireland with a broken heart seeking a new job and a new future. While Chantal takes a break to sort out her complicated home and love life, Flora is left in charge of selling properties to sun-seeking expats. Her new life is looking good, especially with the attentions of a rather good-looking photographer she met minutes after landing in France. But misunderstandings and mistrust threaten her happiness. The path is rocky for both Chantal and Flora as they seek the contentment they crave.
What I like about Susanne’s romances is they have a good bit of meat on their bones: there’s no mushiness about them. They’re real and robust with rounded and credible characters and an element of the unexpected. She also has a delightful sense of humour which flavours the dialogue entertainingly. If you’re not a fan of the genre, don’t overlook Susanne’s romances. I guarantee you’ll start this very satisfying book and not be able to put it down.
I’m eagerly looking forward to the next!
A Woman’s Place