Friday, May 22, 2020

Book review of JoJo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson

French Village Diaries book review Jojo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson
JoJo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson


JoJo’s French Escape by Lorraine Wilson


‘She had me at Bonjour! Warm, funny, deliciously French…this lovely story filled my heart with sunshine’ Jane Linfoot

Imagine yourself in beautiful France with the sun warm on your face and a glass of wine in your hand…Jojo’s French Escape is the perfect summer read!

Trapped in paradise…
For twelve months JoJo Grant has been hiding from a secret too shameful to share.  And whilst her sanctuary might be the beautiful French countryside, JoJo has a horrible feeling that her peace is about to be shattered…because bursting into her life is the hottest celebrity chef around – Callum O’Connor.
Callum knows all about JoJo’s past, her time as a reality star, the scandal that has dogged her, but he isn’t sure why she’s still hiding?  After spending time with JoJo, it’s obvious to him that she has nothing to be ashamed of – she just needs to be a little braver…
But as much as JoJo likes Callum, he thrives on the glare of the outside world.  Can JoJo let go of her past…with Callum by her side?



French Village Diaries book review Jojo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson
JoJo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson


My review

We first met JoJo in book one in the A French Escape series, Poppy’s Place in the Sun, where with Poppy’s help she finds a safe place to hide, following a distressing social media scandal. This book is JoJo’s story; her journey to putting the shame behind her and realising there is a future out there, if she is willing to take it.

Having settled into a life of anonymity as Poppy’s right-hand woman at Le Coqulicots guest house in the French countryside, JoJo’s quiet life is about to be rocked by the arrival of Callum O’Conner. TV chef and friend of Poppy’s fiancé Leo, Cal is looking for his own escape from the limelight and neither of them are too keen on the reminder of celebrity life the other gives them. 

With Poppy and Leo’s wedding to organise and a new restaurant in the grounds of the Chateau to open, there is plenty of work to keep everyone busy doing their own thing. However, as in all good romances, even those not looking for love are often hit by a stray spark, and there is certainly chemistry between these two. In places this book was so hot the screen on my kindle steamed up.

JoJo has to decide how much she is willing to give to Cal and how much she wants from him. There is no denying he’s made her confront some of her darkest thoughts, but maybe this is just what she needs to move on in her life.

This is a great summer read that will certainly raise the temperature a degree or two as well as giving us all a gentle reminder about the importance of being kind to others, especially on social media. 

This has been a fab series of books; Poppy’s Place in the Sun, Christmas at the Chateau and JoJo’s French Escape and I really hope we can return to these characters who are full of life and exude their love of rural French living.

You can read my previous reviews on the links below:


French Village Diaries book review Jojo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson
JoJo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson


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French Village Diaries book review Jojo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson


Author Bio

Lorraine Wilson writes flirty, feel-good fiction for One More Chapter - a Harper Collins imprint - and is unashamedly fond of happy endings. She loves hearing from readers and feels incredibly grateful to be doing the job she always dreamt of.

She splits her time between the South of France and Cambridgeshire and is usually either writing or reading while being sat on, walked over or barked at by one of her growing band of rescue dogs.


French Village Diaries book review Jojo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson and her rescue dogs


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