The third and final book in Jamie Ivey's hugely entertaining 'rose' series, in which Jamie and Tanya start selling rose in French markets . . .
Rose en Marche, the third title in the 'rose' series by Jamie Ivey, involves Tanya and Jamie selling rose in French markets. They rent a flat in Saint Remy de Provence and work in the town's market as well as three or four other local markets. There is, of course, the odd flying visit from their old friend Peter. The Iveys decide to set up their own market stall in the exquisite Provencal town of Saint Remy. But they quickly uncover a battleground. Artisan traders fight competitors selling imports of lavender from Bulgaria, rip-off tableware from China and wholesale vegetables artificially smattered with dirt. Rumours of bribery and corruption are ever present as traders scramble for the best pitches. But can the Iveys make a go of their own stall . . .?
Peter Mayle territory for sure, but with more bite and humour - Harpers Wine and Spirit Weekly
Like rose, I found this book light, bright and pleasurable, best tasted in small sips and on a hot summer day - Scotland on Sunday (for Extremely Pale Rose)
A delightful read for anyone hooked on the food, wine and glorious scenery of France - Toronto Sun (for Extremely Pale Rose)