A lovely read. (WOMAN AND HOME
Perhaps because Drinkwater has something of the actress in her writing, she projects herself as a genuine, likeable character with whom you want to identify. Her passion for France is also infectious....vibrant, intoxicating and heart-warming. (SUNDAY EXPRESS
What gives the book its real strength is the tragedy at its core. Early on, Drinkwater discovers she is preganant. Hope bursts over her new French life. Then she miscarries. The episode and aftermath are recounted with great restraint. What was wonderful before is now refracted through dark clouds of depression. Drinkwater's sensitivity to the surroundings, both family and nature, takes on power and meaning...As with the olive harvest in, she begins to feel happiness again, and we feel pretty happy ourselves. I really hadn't expected that. (DAILY TELEGRAPH
* The sequel to the bestselling THE OLIVE FARM - the double love story of a real-life romance and the love of an abandoned Provencal olive farm.