Last Chance in the Pyrenees by Julia Stagg

Review published on July 28, 2015.

Lovely read, would make a great holiday read. This book is one of a series set in the mountain village of Fogas in France.  Although it is one of a series, it does also stand alone, it is not necessary to have read the other books about life in Fogas.

The book starts with the sudden death of Serge, the mayor of Fogas and a good, well-liked, dependable character. The story is about finding a replacement for the mayor. There are a few villagers who want the position, but not all of these are suitable. On the journey to the election of the mayor there are a lot of underhand dealings and drama. Although Serge dies near the start of the book his ghost returns and he is still able to play his part in solving mysteries and ensuring that the right person is elected. The characters of this book are quite believable. The book contains romance, humour and the feel of the close knit community. I certainly now wish to read other books set in the community of Fogas.

Ann Hill, Pontefract
Personal read  4 out of 5
readers group read  3 out of 5

Last Chance in the Pyrenees by Julia Stagg is published in pbk by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2015

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