The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp
Julia sings in the bath even though her furniture is being taken away, the bailiffs are at the door, and she is an out-of-work and aging actress! However, she does have some happy news. Her daughter Susan, who has been raised by her proper upper middle-class grandparents, is about to get married and she needs her. Julia rushes off to a beautiful country house in France only to find that her daughter is a prig and she recognizes a kindred spirit in twinkling-eyed Bryan, her daughter's fiancée.
They are not suited at all! What is Julia going to do? The arrival of Sir William, Susan's guardian, also puts a spanner in the works...
I could hardly put this fast-moving novel down with its charming heroine and her amusing adventures, its descriptions of the gorgeous French scenery, and its sweet love stories. I was sad to finish it! More of the wonderful Margery Sharp, please.
I received this free eBook from Open Road Integrated Media via Net Galley.