At nineteen years of age,
Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a
traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father,
Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an
approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia
leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away
her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went
terribly awry: she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded alone in
the French countryside of Provence.
Now she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French farmer who offers her accommodations with his aunt while Julia awaits the next train to Paris in five days’ time. As she settles into the rhythms of the household alongside Luc and his aunt, Julia learns more than she ever dreamed she would about France, farm life, and her handsome rescuer. There is more to Luc than meets the eye, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and all too soon, the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete.
About The Author
The author gives us a young nineteen year old woman who wants to try her own wings, yes, most girls that age get ready to fly, and Julia is no exception.
I loved the descriptions of traveling on the Orient Express, and our Julia has a traveling companion, much to her chagrin. Well, she does have spunk, and we see what happens when she makes her move, and ends back on the wrong train!
The time period is the early 1900's and we get to spend time in Provence, ah, so different from today, you talk about rural, it turns out you can go miles without seeing a house, trains run once a week, a days journey to send a telegram.
Now get ready for an enjoyable stay, with a girl with a big heart, and sometimes no common cents, but willing to go the extra mile. Be prepared for chuckles, smiles, and some sweet romance, along with meeting some very caring people!
I received this book through Net Galley and Covenant Communications, and was not required to give a positive review.