Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

With her divorce now in the past and her two Children Lexie and Tom now grown up Catherine is now free to make a fresh start, so she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the C’evennes Mountains. She plans to set up in business as a seamstress and do something she enjoys.  She slowly makes good friends with her neighbours and meets the mysterious Patrick Castagnol, who we learn lots more about as the story goes on.

Catherine finds that her plans do not go how she expected when she has the French Bureaucracy to contend with about the plans of running her business.  She comes to really love the French Countryside and the people, but what will she do now her dream of running her own business may be over and what about her family that she as left behind in England. Has she made the right decision?

This book really takes you on Catherine’s journey she is a very kind and sensitive character who comes to care deeply for her neighbours.  The story centres on Catherine with the rest of the cast in supporting roles to her. The other characters are interesting and you really feel with this book. It is a deeply written novel that is written at a slow pace but gets you interested and makes you want to take in every word and you really feel like you are there with Catherine and can easily imagine the scenes in the book.

I have not read any of Rosy Thornton’s books but after reading The Tapestry of Love I will be adding more of her books to my collection.

For more information on books by Rosy Thornton visit her website http://rosythornton.com/

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