Thursday, 2 October 2014
You had me at Bonjour- Jennifer Bohnet
his was a real feel good book about a woman wanting to take a Shirley Valentine break after her husband decides that he is isn't going to unpack his case after their holiday. He's going to move in with his girlfriend.
After she is made redundant she decides that she wants to escape the rat race whilst she decides what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She moves into an appartment and introduces herself to the other residents and enrols in some French lessons. After a slow and quite lonely start she starts to make friends and experience some of the luxury events going on within touring distance of the South of France. She attends parties, music Festivals and the Monaco Grand Prix.
The cast of characters are a charming mix - and her best friend and daughter come out to visit and add different dynamics to the burgeoning relationships.
Needing a way to support herself she starts to write articles about her adventures and they prove very popular.
Will she want to return to the Uk at the end of the year- or will she try adventures further afield.
This would make a perfect beach read and I really enjoyed the book. I will look out for more by this author.