Presenter, journalist and author Christine Westermann presents her book recommendation here every two weeks. This time: “Seven Days of Summer” by Thommie Bayer. The novel invites you to dream of a villa in southern France. Christine Westerman

Every now and then I think about winning the lottery. Imagine what I could buy without even thinking about whether I could afford it. I can do it. A racehorse, a box in every football stadium in the republic for my friends and for me, a house by the sea. A house by the sea? Houses by all the seas I like! With staff to take care of everything. Champagne and expensive wines are stored in the cellar, and there is room service from a first-class restaurant. With waiters who also perfectly open bottles and serve fish platters.