Reflections of Sunflowers
The final book in the Sunflower trilogy sees Ruth and her husband returning to Bel-Air de Grezelongue, their much-loved home in the Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France. In 1976 their dreams of purchasing a peaceful summer home came true when they spied this derelict farmhouse surrounded by fields and orchards, and saw what it could become. Renovating the primitive, rural house truly was a labour of love – and the love affair between house and owner has lasted over twenty-five years.
Over the years there have been inevitable sadnesses, but also the joys of new grandchildren, anniversaries, village fetes, and splendid meals taken with their neighbours. And whilst the family have seen many changes during their time with the local farming community, the warm and welcoming atmosphere they first fell in love with has remained the same.
Now they face their own personal tragedy, but through all their sorrows Bel-Air continues to be a place of healing, hope and happiness, as well as extraordinary beauty.