Retreat to the Spanish Sun By Jo Thomas

Retreat to the Spanish Sun By Jo Thomas


Eliza has a full house! When her three children grew up and moved out, she downsized to a smaller property… but now they’re all back. Every room in the house is taken and Eliza finds herself sharing her bed with her eldest daughter and her daughter’s pug. Combined with the online course she’s trying to finish, plus her job to fit in, there just isn’t the peace and quiet that Eliza needs.

So when an ad pops up on her laptop saying ‘house-sitters wanted’, Eliza can’t resist the chance to escape. She ends up moving to a rural finca in southern Spain, looking after the owner’s Iberico pigs, learning about secret gastronomic societies… and finding a new zest for life and love along the way.

My Thoughts:

Jo Thomas is definitely one of my go to authors when I feel like I need cheering up. They are the perfect pick me up. Eliza is a mother who thought when her three grown up children moved out that she would be able to rest and relax in her own company, but unfortunately they had other ideas and have all moved back in. Eliza can’t get a any peace and quiet when everyone wants something from her and she has a job and an online course to finish. So when she sees house sitters wanted in rural Spain she decides to take a leap of faith and see if she can get the quiet time she craves and really needs. This trip really changes Eliza for the better and she realises she can do anything she wants. There are some amusing parts in this book, but it also feels as though I knew Eliza and I am sure many women will be able to relate to her situation which makes her more loveable. Also I love how Jo’s descriptions makes you want to be where ever she has set her books, and the food sounded utterly divine and sumptuous. I wish I was there to experience it all.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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