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‘Its absolutely brilliant, it made me laugh – in fact snort out loud – and then cry. Susie is a marvellous writer.’ The Good Life France
‘Reading her books is like listening to relaxing music…’ Amazon UK Rev
‘This is another Susie Kelly great read that often had me laughing out loud as we meet the various builders, her local friends, the good guests and the bad who popped into her life over a four year period.’ French Village Diaries
The true story of a beginner’s attempts at running two holiday homes in remotest France and her love/hate relationship with her guests.
As the world’s worst housekeeper, running holiday homes wasn’t, with hindsight, a sensible idea. But two collapsing buildings on Susie Kelly’s land would cost more to demolish than to restore. Thus she became a seasonal landlady.
Before the guests came the builders. No’s 1, 2, 3 all started promisingly, but by builder No. 4, and with her first guests just hours away, her patience was stretched to its limit.
Her summer and winter visitors couldn’t, as they say, be made up, though, to spare their blushes some of them have been air-brushed. They brought with them laughter, tears, romance, friendship and occasional madness. And they all left behind jars of jam and pots of pepper. From them Susie learned that you don’t need to travel to find adventure. If you run holiday homes it comes to your doorstep.
Unfortunately for Susie this included Ivy. The cleaning lady from hell.
‘I really enjoy reading Susie Kelly’s books and this one was no exception. I was really sorry that she no longer rents out the gites – I was ready to book one for a holiday just so I could meet her.’ Amazon UK
‘I loved this book so much, I couldn`t put it down. I laughed and cried at all the characters. It is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. Go and buy it today.’ Amazon UK