Summer in the Vineyards
Quercus (UK) Bookouture (US)
Within the French Dordogne valley, beyond the rolling vineyards and inside an ancient château, hangs a beautiful silk gown – what heartbreaking secrets does it possess? From the multi-award winning and bestselling author, comes a bittersweet romantic story. Shauna Vincent arrives in the gorgeous French village of Chemignac, to au pair for the grandchildren of an old friend. As she begins to explore her new home, she discovers a locked tower room hiding a treasure trove of exquisite vintage dresses. One gown feels unsettlingly familiar.When Shauna falls asleep one afternoon in a valley full of birdsong, she has a strange dream of an aircraft circling threateningly overhead. She awakes to find charismatic local landowner Laurent standing over her.Shauna is sure the dress and her dream are linked, and as Laurent begins to talk of his grandfather’s midnight missions during the German occupation, she wonders if he can help her untangle this intriguing message from the past.
'Rich in detail, this is a pacy and engaging read,full of cloak and dagger intrigue, beautiful clothes and romance.' Sunday Mirror
'Natalie's books are a treasure trove of vibrant, vivid stories, memorable characters and pacy writing!’ Tracy Rees, bestselling author of Amy Snow