Review by Veronica

Series Name: The Blossomwood Bay series, #2 

The time she spent at Mas de Fleurs with her Uncle Toby had been the only time she felt as though she belonged anywhere, that she mattered to someone, that she was important, loved, even. The farmhouse was the only real family home she had known—an unconventional family, but a family nonetheless.

Freya’s French Farmhouse is a captivating and swoonastic romance that had me wishing I could escape to the French countryside. 

After losing her aromatherapy studio in the Blossomwood Bay fire, Freya Farnham finds herself at a loose end, especially when her trusty Renault decides that it’s time to head to the scrapyard in the sky. Now she has no excuse not to agree to her parents’ request to head to the pretty village of Saint-Julien to find out why her late Uncle Toby’s gorgeous French farmhouse isn’t selling, even when the real estate agent, Xavier Deschamps, advertises himself as “the best in the whole of Provence”.

As soon as she arrives, Freya realises what the problem is, and so, with the help of handsome local car mechanic Jacques Jordan, she invests her last euro in a kaleidoscope of cleaning products and sets about transforming the drab and dusty dwelling into a chic and shiny château. Little did she know that in the process she would discover more about her family’s history than she bargained for.

Can she come to terms with her past? Or will the demons that have been snapping at her heels since childhood prevent her from seizing the chance to achieve a much-longed-for sense of belonging in the friendly community where she’s treated as one of their own?

To say I was excited to read this book was an understatement. I loved Tilly’s Tuscan Teashop (the previous book in the series), and I could not wait to dive back into the world that Daisy created. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but if you enjoy books that take you to gorgeous destinations, I recommend reading both books in the series. Freya’s story was everything I hoped it would be, and I loved spending time with her in the French countryside. 

Once again, Daisy “wows” me with her ability to transport to whatever place her books take place in. The descriptions in this story were just utterly perfect. They were so lush and vivid, and I felt like I was there with Freya. I also want to pack my bags and head over to France; I’m sure my boss won’t mind if I take an unexpected vacation, LOL. The story has all that wit, charm, drama, and romance that I have come to expect from a book Daisy has written. Everything in this book just worked, and the story is easy to sink into. It was one of those books I read in one sitting. The romance between Freya and Jacques – c’est magnifique! I adored these two together and ate up every scene they were in. There were so many cute and swoony moments between them, and I loved their chemistry. 

Freya’s French Farmhouse is a satisfyingly addictive romance that will have you packing your bags and heading off to the French countryside. 

Thank you, Rachel Random Resources for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.