I haven’t done a blog tour for Rachel in a while, and I don’t know if a lot of you know this, but Rachel was in the hospital recently and it was pretty touch and go for a bit there. Thank goodness she is back home safe and I am so happy to hear that she is resting. She has done so much for this community with all of the authors and publishers she supports with her blog tours, as well as all of the bloggers that she works with to ensure that we have everything we need from her in a timely manner. So, I hope that she is able to recover fully and I hope that you will join me in sending her some positive vibes.
Rendez-Vous in Cannes
by Jennifer Bohnet
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Release Date: April 7, 2020
Genre: Women’s Fiction
A sweeping, bittersweet love story amidst the glitz and the glamour of the French Riviera.
Two very different women are starring in their own real-life dramas behind the scenes of the Cannes Film Festival.
Newly in love, Anna Carson returns to the Festival for the first time in nearly 40 years hoping to reconcile her past with her present-day happiness.
Journalist Daisy Harris is looking for a big scoop at her first Festival and is determined to embrace her new single status amongst all the glitz and glamour.
Behind the champagne and parties, secrets from the past are bubbling to the surface and difficult decisions need to be taken.
One thing’s for certain – by the end of the Film Festival their lives will have changed forever…
Please Note: This book was previously self-published many years ago, but this is a new, updated edition with extra content
Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 10 women’s fiction novels, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and The Little Kiosk By The Sea. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Netgalley, and Boldwood Books for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Film festivals are seriously such an understated form of the arts, okay? I remember going to the Hawaii Film Festival when I was growing up, and even though I didn’t end up going as much as I wanted to, I could definitely relate to how the Cannes Film Festival was able to change the lives of two different women that were able to attend. I feel like women fiction like this really makes me think about the kind of women that I’m growing up to be, and the kind of things that happened in my life are responsible for the way my life is shaped as it is today.
I really love that Bohnet was able to revamp this novel as well, and while I never had the opportunity to read her first rendition of this novel for her to see how it changed, but I think that this version was really done well. I was very emotional while reading this novel, and while I may not have been able to relate to exactly everything that Anna and Daisy went through, but it was enough that I could relate to them in some way. I think about Anna being happy in her life, but also trying to come to terms with her past. I think about Daisy being there for her job but also trying to live the single life. I think about all of that and more, and I can’t help but really feel like this book can speak to many women – even men – that just need something to think about outside of their own lives.