The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters by Jamie Admans
Author: Jamie Admans
Pages: 272 pages
Release date: 7th June 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
Where dreams come true…?
Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!
But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…
Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?
Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Kat French, Caroline Roberts, and Holly Martin.
I kindly received The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters in exchange of an honest review by the Blog Tour Host.
I have heared about Jamie Admans in the past but unfortunately I have never read any of her books until The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters. The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters was my first novel and it was fantastic!
Jamie Admans tells the story of Wendy, a 33 year old Londoner, when she co-inherits a chateau in France by her beloved neighbor Eulalie who passed away. Wendy lives a very simple and secludedly life in London in her small flat because she is scared of leaving her comfort zone. She has as a job she doesn’t like, but it pays the bills. Eulalie told Mandy many stories about a Duke in France and his wife living in the Chateau of Happy Ever Afters where there was magic in the walls and whoever lived there got the happy ending they wanted. Wendy never thought Eulalie’s stories were real. Then comes the catch of having to share this amazing gift with the neighbour’s long lost great nephew. Wendy is very upset about this as she thinks Julian is after money and wants to sell the chateau.
Wendy finally takes a step into a new future and leaves her comfort zone. She gets time off work and and travels to France to check out the the chateau, which as not been used for the last twenty years. Well, Wendy was not the only one with that idea. Also Julian arrives at the same time in France. Julian is the complete opposite to Wendy. Julian, a 38 fitness modell, is a very outgoing person. Very soon Mandy discovers that his good looks is only a mask for his uncertainty. In the beginning they have some rough times trying to get rid of each other for a while. When they finally realise this can’t go one forever they grow on each other and start to feel settled at the chateau.
It has been a long time since I stayed up past midnight to read, or kept a book on my kitchen table to read as I prepared a meal. I carried my kindle everywhere with me till I finished it. It started off great – easy to get into – and then it just kept getting better. Not only is the story engaging, but the writing flows easily. I fell in love with the gorgeous setting and wanted to travel to France immediately. I enjoyed reading about the development of the characters and how the changed during the story. If you are looking for a well woven tale that will whisk you away on a exciting european romantic adventure to the stunning French countryside, then grab The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters in exchange immediately!
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots. She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read. She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School. More information about the author: Website / Twitter / Facebook