The Riviera by Karen Aldous Review

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The journey is only as good as its end… 

It’s been a hard journey, but Lizzie Lambert’s life is a Provençal dream come true. Her business is wildly successful, and with her little boy and the love of her life, Cal, she is making a beautiful home on the vineyard for their blended family.

But when Cal goes to America to support his son through a teenage crisis, it becomes clear the kid’s not the only one with some growing up to do: Cal’s glamorous ex-wife wants to get her claws in him again. As Cal spends longer and longer away, Lizzie wonders, was it all too good to be true?

Escape to Provence with Karen Aldous’ The Riviera, the perfect read for an idyllic summer. 



If you’re looking to escape into a book and away from the awful British weather, look no further. Jump into The Riviera and let it transport you into dreamy Provence.

Lizzie finally thinks she’s got her happy ending in the shape of her son, gorgeous boyfriend Cal and their perfect life in France. However, life is rarely that simple and it’s not long before Cal is off to America to help his son Jack through a tough time. His ex-wife Kelly makes no secret of her desire to get back together with him either, so could poor Lizzie’s dream be over before it’s begun?

This book is the sequel to The Vineyard. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ll certainly be picking it up. This was a really enjoyable rom-com that drew you into the world almost immediately. The characters feel warm and familiar and there’s a good mixture of light and shade throughout the story to keep things interesting. Although this was my first time meeting her, I couldn’t help but warm to Lizzie. She’s likeable and fun and you really feel for her situation. After all, it can’t be easy when your new boyfriend goes right into the path of his ex-wife just after you get together!

The style of writing is really easy to get into, the descriptions are rich and the plot is enjoyable. if you’re looking for a rom-com to escape the drizzly British autumn, I’d say you can’t go far wrong with this one.



Author Bio

Karen Aldous enjoys village life on the edge of the north-downs in Kent with easy access to the buzz of London. Not only does she love the passive pleasures of reading and writing, she also craves the more active pursuits with her family and friends such as walking, cycling and skiing especially when they involve food and wine!

Karen gets much of her inspiration from her travels and if she had to choose, France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy and Lake Tahoe in US would be her favourites. However, wherever she goes, she discovers a new character emerges in ‘Karen’s World’. She likes to write about strong independent women who can direct their own lives – but struggle to control them! And, of course there’s always a gorgeous hunk or two!

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