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The Angels of the Jardin Massey

The Angels of the Jardin Massey [Kindle Edition]

Jackie Ley
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Sometimes the best relationships have unlikely beginnings.

When ex-pat American, Anna Stevenson, is diagnosed with breast cancer her life appears to hit rock bottom. Bereaved, broke and exiled in south-west France, the only solution is a lodger. But she didn’t bargain on scatty British exchange student Lizzie Matthews, and Lizzie didn’t bargain on the grouch queen landlady from hell.
Fortunately, a stone’s throw from Anna’s apartment there’s a sanctuary, the magical Jardin Massey, a place where legend has it, angels restore what is lost. Here the present is overlaid with the past. Easy to mistake disorientated 16th century monk, Guillaume, for a 21st century traveller sleeping rough.
As Anna seeks support online to come to terms with her disease, a cancer website blog delivers a crushing revelation, brutally thrusting her estranged daughter back into her life. Blighted lives intertwine, each with their own demons to fight, each in need of the restorative power of a mysterious garden that guards its secrets.
Guillaume dubs Lizzie’s iPhone ‘the box for summoning angels’ with a medieval take that is truer than he knows. THE ANGELS OF THE JARDIN MASSEY celebrates the modern miracle of technology and the timeless miracle of relationships that make angels of us all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 629 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Just Do It Publications (19 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jackie Ley has written several prize-winning short stories and was a runner-up in the 2012 SWWJ life-writing competition. Author of three novels and a semi-finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, her debut novel 'The Angels of the Jardin Massey' was published in May 2014. A former college lecturer, she has a Masters degree in Creative Writing , University of St Andrews, Scotland where she won the Frank Muir prize for humorous fiction. She now lives in France with her journalist husband and the motley horde of imaginary friends that people her fiction. She's discovered that a popular misconception is that living in France equates with spending all day on the terrace drinking wine. So to set the record straight, she spends Monday to Friday in her study at her computer hanging out with aforesaid imaginary friends.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and atmospheric 4 Jun 2014
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Cleverly conceived and executed, this novel interweaves ancient and modern scenarios in an intriguing and atmospheric way. The author has created characters we care about, and explored the life challenges facing her joint protagonists with a light and deft touch, spiced with humour and wry observations. The sense of place is also strong and very well described. The ideal book to curl up with as a special treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! 8 Sep 2014
Very difficult to define but very easy to enjoy. The characters spring to life in a clever mix of sorrow and comedy. I laughed out loud in several places. The supernatural element is restrained though essential to the story and the southern French background adds delightful flavour to this very original tale.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good read 15 Sep 2014
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An easy read with a lovely feeling of the south of France with lively characters who are amusing and likeable.
There is a supernatural twist which is intriguing and adds another dimension to this modern story line.
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4.0 out of 5 stars page turner 7 Sep 2014
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This is a very interesting book . The two story lines make it an intriguing read - wondering how they will come together in the end. I was disappointed when it finished - always the sign of a good read!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read which comes highly recommended 4 Aug 2014
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A real gripping page turner with fascinating characters and a clever and intricate plot. A great read which comes highly recommended.
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