Love and war in the French Pyrenees - the fourth novel of life in the small village of Fogas.
It's summertime in the French Pyrenees and the mountain commune of Fogas is en fete. But Christian Dupuy has no time for the frivolity of les vacances. For a start, he's just been struck by the arrows of l'amour and doesn't have a clue how to approach the woman who's stolen his heart.
Then there is the not-so-small matter of local politics. With moves afoot to wipe his community from the map, Christian has to enter the fray once more to save the place that he cherishes.
In the midst of a sweltering heatwave and with the residents of Fogas at each other's throats over their future, the lovesick and embattled deputy mayor must decide if all really is fair in love and war.
Fabulous descriptions of life in a gorgeous village in rural France . . . uplifting, entertaining, witty and a rollicking great read! - thegoodlifefrance.com
Praise for THE PARISIAN'S RETURN: 'A humorous insight into French living' - Tatler Ireland
Praise for L'AUBERGE: 'Entertaining drama in small-town France.' Best new paperbacks - Woman and Home
Following in the footsteps of "Chocolat", this is an ideal holiday read. - www.beachtomato.com
Julia Stagg lived in the Ariege-Pyrenees region of France for six years where she ran a small auberge and tried to convince the French that the British can cook. Having done her bit for Anglo-Gallic gastronomic relations, she now divides her time between the Yorkshire Dales and the Pyrenees. You can find out more on her website www.jstagg.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/staggjulia and follow her on Twitter @juliastagg.