When Carol Drinkwater and her fiancé, Michel, are given the opportunity to purchase ten acres of an abandoned olive farm in the South of France, they find the region's splendor impossible to resist. Using their entire savings as a down payment, the couple embark on an adventure that brings them in contact with the charming countryside of Provence, its querulous personalities, petty bureaucracies, and extraordinary wildlife. From the glamour of Cannes and the Isles of Lérins to the charm of her own small plot of land-which she transforms from overgrown weeds into a thriving farm-Drinkwater triumphantly relates how she realized her dream of a peaceful, meaningful life.
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This is actress Carol Drinkwater's lyrical account of a new life in France: the trials and tribulations of acquiring an olive farm, restoring it and farming the olives; and the overcoming of the heartache in taking on a "new" French family and understanding the workings of a Provencal community.… (more)