When Olivia goes to manage Finn’s failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster?
Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father finally puts his trust in her and sends her to a failing restaurant in Devon, she’s confident she can prove herself capable of doing the job.
Finn Anderson is about to lose his beloved seaside bistro, unless the bank can find a buyer to dig him out. When George Fuller offers Finn a deal, he has no choice but to accept if he wants any chance of getting his bistro back one day. And then the new manager arrives…
Even after meeting the prickly chef and discovering his complete lack of business skills, Olivia is confident she can turn the struggling business round. But as Olivia and Finn start working together, a mutual attraction develops between them, and soon, nothing is going according to Olivia’s plan.
When there’s a real chance that the bistro might be sold off, Olivia and Finn determine to fight for it, united by their hard work and their growing feelings for each other.
But can they save the bistro and be together, or does destiny have a different path in mind?
A feel-good contemporary romance set in a bistro beside the sea in Devon.
Finn Anderson has to forget, for this moment, the dream of his own restaurant. His bistro has through personal circumstances cash-flow problems and luckily enough Olivia’s father buys it. So far so good, Finn can stay for at least six months as a chef in his kitchen and can fight together with the lovely Olivia to give the heavenly place a new chance. Of course this is not easy and the owner, who has a great holding of companies has his own agenda. The relationship between the fantastic and enthusiastic Olivia and her ambitious dad is difficult and the plans for the future are not clearly. What was great was that the town people did everything to support Finn and to make him achieve his dream. A book about goals, determination, hope and new beginnings.
I truly loved this feel good story with certainly a bit of romance and a touch of drama. The scenery is so nice I want to travel immediately to the Bistro and the characters so wonderful I couldn’t put down the novel.
When you need a feel good story to escape from reality this is your book.
I think this was my first read of Julie Stock, but I will be happy to read new books of this lovely author.
Julie Stock writes contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories. She published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in February 2015 and her second novel, The Vineyard in Alsace in March 2017. Over You (Sam’s Story) and Finding You (Jenna’s Story), her follow-up novellas to From Here to Nashville were published in 2018, making the From Here to You series complete. She has also published a boxed set of the From Here to You trilogy of books.
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Titel: The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge | Leesfragment | Auteur: Julie Stock | Uitgeverij: | Categorie: Fiction, Contemporary Romance | Uitvoering: E-book | 252 pagina’s | ISBN13: | Verkrijgbaar sinds:|Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 21-8-2019 | Prijs: Paperback £7,99 (E-book £1,99) | Bestellen