Blog Tour: One French Summer

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One French Summer
By: Gillian Harvey

Publication Date: February 14, 2023
Published By: Boldwood Books
282 pages

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Only child out of the house – so far out that she’s gone all the way to Australia! A husband, who has requested a break. Life isn’t quite going as planned for Katy.

She’s suddenly at a loss, but she still has her friends Sam, Vicky and Ivy. The girls have been there for her through thick and they’re not about to stop now. However, they think Katy might need more than boot camp . . . so they kidnap her and head off to France on a last minute retreat.

Can a reset give her a new lease on life or help her win back her husband? Or could there be a new love in her life?

She went for a holiday, but it could become the start of a second chance . . .


This is a beautiful book about friendship and the journey about finding oneself. It is easy to relate to Katy, especially if you’ve been in a marriage for a while and/or are a mother. It’s easy to lose oneself and not remember who you were. Her friends are absolutely amazing. They whisk her away to France to help bring up her spirits. I love books about women supporting other women. But what makes this book really great, is that their friendship isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. They may have a tiff, or disagree, but they always come back together as friends. That is reminiscent of real life. In fact, the whole book felt reminiscent of real life. While these friendships were beautiful, it was the moment that Katy’s daughter felt protective of her mother that really got to me, it made me tear up! I highly recommend this book to everyone!





Gillian Harvey is a freelance journalist and the author of two well-reviewed women’s fiction novels published by Orion. She has lived in Limousin France for the past twelve years, from where she derives the inspiration and settings for her books. Her first title for Boldwood A Year at the French Farmhouse will be published in September 2022

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