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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol Drinkwater Narrator: Carol Drinkwate Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For many, Carol Drinkwater will be forever remembered for her part as the wholesome Helen Herriot in the television series All Creatures Great and Small.

But since being a successful actress in England, she has spent the past 13 years in France with her husband Michel. This is the story of her new life, of the trials and tribulations of acquiring an olive farm, restoring it, farming the olives, overcoming the heartaches of taking on a new French family and slowly coming to understand the workings and life of a vivacious Provencal community - opening the door to vibrant Mediterranean world....

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tricia | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. The descriptions of the locations, the wines, the food, the people, and the events made me feel like I was there. Plus I have been to that part of France and I've felt the heat and remember the way the hills and roads lead down to Cannes, with a wide view of the salty Mediterranean Sea. The love Carol Drinkwater has for the home and land that she's been dreaming about, found and shared with her gentle, sensitive partner, Michael, made the trials and tribulations of attaining it an adventure worth reading about. The French culture, dealing with the government officials to acquire the rights to purchase the home of her dreams was a lesson in international home buying. When I started the book I expected the story to be an imitation of Under the Tuscan Sun, but it was totally different and I found the writing to be really down to earth and engaging. I never knew a lot about growing olives, but this gave me a whole new appreciation for eating them and using the oil. A romantic, exciting, and sometimes provocative mix of emotions about making a life-time dream a reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Swanbender2001 | 2/13/2014

    " This was well-written and descriptive; the setting and tone drew me into the life of Carol and Michel and all they encountered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carmen | 1/27/2014

    " Set near Cannes, this book is all about the discovery of a property and the couple who try to bring it back to its former life. The trials, tribulations and challenges involved in becoming farmers. The story is beautiful, heart-lifting and a feel good thing. Made me desperately want to go move back somewhere to a place where gardening happens all year, not just for one season. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrew | 1/26/2014

    " A magical telling of many people's dreams to start afresh in the French countryside , with 2 more books in the series,a heart rending story in the end. "

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