Pippa Saunders likes her life as it is. Uncomplicated, boring, and underachieving. She’s engaged to a Prince Charming (AKA Doug Fletcher) and she and her best friend, Rebecca, share a flat in London. A series of events threatens to shake her neatly packaged life when Doug buys a holiday home for them in the south of France and hires Pippa’s old friend, the mysterious Berne Chamonix, to help renovate the stonework. Pippa finds herself face to face with the woman who has an uncanny knack of tying her up in emotional knots. Now she has to work all summer alongside the beautiful, strong, and enchanting former lover she ran away from when she was nineteen. Her once simple life and well built up façade is poised to crumble . . . la vie en bleu.