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From the bestselling author of Escape to the French Farmhouse comes a deliciously feel-good new story…

Eliza has a full house! When her three children grew up and moved out, she downsized to a smaller property… but now they’re all back. Every room in the house is taken and Eliza finds herself sharing her bed with her eldest daughter and her daughter’s pug. Combined with the online course she’s trying to finish, plus her job to fit in, there just isn’t the peace and quiet that Eliza needs.

So when an ad pops up on her laptop saying ‘house-sitters wanted’, Eliza can’t resist the chance to escape. She ends up moving to a rural finca in southern Spain, looking after the owner’s Iberico pigs, learning about secret gastronomic societies… and finding a new zest for life and love along the way.

Praise for Jo Thomas:
‘Rich, warm and sunny. A story that stays with you long after the last page is turned’ Milly Johnson
‘Like the very best kind of holiday’ Lucy Diamond
‘A sparkling, heartwarming hug of a story’ Miranda Dickinson

© Jo Thomas 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • A fabulous read celebrating the good things in life – fun, friends, family and food

    Jill Mansell
  • Warm and life-enhancing, I wanted to move to Spain with these wonderful characters

    Katie Fforde
  • A sun-drenched treat… A book that is full of zest, warmth and sunshine, like a jugful of the best sangria. I loved it!

    Milly Johnson
  • No summer reading list would be complete without the latest from the fabulous Jo Thomas

    My Weekly

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