You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac features a beautiful cover. The novel takes place in the French countryside during the summer. Sign me up for this one immediately.
But of course, you need more details than just a beautiful cover and the promise of the French countryside. Here’s the synopsis:
[blockquote align=”none” author=””]Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend—and William’s father—Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French food, and a seemingly never-ending wine list—what’s not to like? Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam fall in love with his own son.
But Adam has other ideas, and another girlfriend—and he doesn’t seem inclined to change the habits of a lifetime just because Jess and William have appeared on the scene. Jess isn’t surprised, but William—who has quickly come to idolize his father—wants nothing more than to spend time with him. But Jess can’t allow Adam to let their son down—because she is tormented by a secret of her own, one that nobody—especially William—must discover.
By turns heartwrenching and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman’s fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has and never let go, and a romantic story as heady as a crisp Sancerre on a summer day.[/blockquote]
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I always do plenty of research for books I’m about to read. Not being familiar with Catherine Isaac, I assumed this was her debut book. But in fact, she’s the author of nine other books published under her real name Jane Costello. You Me Everything is quite different from her other novels, which sound more like lighter, romantic comedies. So to welcome in a new era of writing, Jane Costello became Catherine Isaac. Check for my review coming soon!