A Wedding in Provence: From the #1 bestselling author of uplifting feel-good fiction

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A Wedding in Provence: From the #1 bestselling author of uplifting feel-good fiction

A Wedding in Provence: From the #1 bestselling author of uplifting feel-good fiction

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With a get-on-with-it mindset, she throws off her pearls and stiff dresses and adopts a barefoot Provençial lifestyle. The relationship between Antoine and Alexandra was almost non existent, the need to over explain situations was annoying and there were quite a few eye rolling moments for me. She gets to hear about a job and decides that this would be the perfect opportunity to putting her cooking skills to good use and getting to stay in Paris a bit longer. If you’ve read any previous book by Katie Fforde you’ll know she absolutely slays her characterizations, every single character in all of her books are believable, not perfect in any way, and absolutely so dang lovable. Katie Fforde paints an accurate portrayal of 1960s privileged, upper-class society where pearls, champagne and cookery courses mask a lack of emotional intimacy within families and the acceptance of sexual aggression towards women.

I believe falling in love is the best thing in the world, and I want all my characters to experience it, and my readers to share their stories. I had to give it three stars as I didn't feel the plot was entirely original, a Chateau instead of a castle, a gay friend and fellow employee, dressing the house and having a traditional Christmas and skating on the lake and even relations concerned that they should inherit. A lot happens in the last third of the book which gives it a slightly uneven pace but that takes nothing away from this cosy read. Think Sound of Music, Cold Comfort Farm and the joie de vivre of early Jilly Cooper, but all uniquely and irresistibly Katie Fforde. I’d absolutely recommend this book to anyone and everyone, whether you’re a romance lover or not, read Katie’s books.She had had a comfortable life and had nannies and later companions to guide her through the years after family decided to support her from afar. Set in Provence in the middle of the 60’s you are just transported straight into the chateaux with Alexandra, having the confidence to take on the job of nanny to three kids just days after arriving in Paris at just 20 is inspiring and tells you a bit about the kind of character she is.

There’s nothing particularly surprising in it, but the easy and lighthearted feel is exactly what I was craving. Recommended as a perfect read for when one is in the mood for a readable romance, with the inevitable happy ending. Usually, I end up having one or two favourite characters but I loved almost every character in this charming book, even the ones who didn’t feature much! The plot line isn't completely original, and there are no real surprised, but the quality of Katie Fforde's writing elevates it to a 5 Star for me.Some lovely friendships were forged and I enjoyed seeing the children blossom under Alexandra’s care.

Characters and places are beautifully depicted and I found the setting in the early 60s quite unusual and very interesting. Far more of a challenge though is their father - an impossibly good looking French count with whom she is rapidly falling in love .I can’t believe that this is the first book by Katie Fforde that I’ve read as it definitely won’t be the last! As a big fan of The Sound of Music, I enjoyed following the relationship and comparing it to Maria and Captain von Trapp’s. She finds herself looking after a teenage girl, a not much younger brother and adopted much younger sister.



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