ELLA ARRIVES IN SAIGON¬†as a single girl on a trip meant for two. Abandoned by her adored boyfriend and haunted by the mystery of her absent Vietnam veteran father, she loses herself in coconut rum and easy ex-pat friends. Sharing fractured pasts and uncertain futures, Ella begins to feel at home in a landscape scarred by war and betrayal. Hope is gradually returning to Vietnam. Hearts and minds are opening, and Ella finds herself falling in love with handsome French photographer Ariel. But will the heavy tropical rains be enough to wash away the ghosts of the past? A sexy, soulful story about love, loss and learning to live again. ‘The Rainy Season charts the most delicate shifts in pressure ‚Äì of the heart, of the weather, of a city ‚Äì a superbly atmospheric and deeply empathetic novel.’ SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM, author of Geography and Bird.