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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Following on from A Wedding in the Country where three young women, Lizzie, Alexandra and Meg, meet on a cookery course and become firm friends, A Wedding in Provence is Alexandra’s story. Catherine Rose Gordon-Cumming was born 27 September 1952 in England, UK, the daughter of Shirley Barbara Laub and Michael Willoughby Gordon-Cumming. It is always a pleasure to escape from the real world into a Katie Fforde book, and this is no exception, though I still like her early books the best.

The novel is set in 1963 and I can certainly see the benefit of setting the novel in that time period before mobile phones etc. With relatable challenges that keep her on her toes – Antoine’s over-bearing ex-mother-in-law and his haughty ex-wife, a prickly love rival, the upward battle of building trust with children who have all but been neglected – Alexandra’s character develops gently and convincingly. She is delighted to have been chosen as Chair of the Romantic Novelists' Association and says, "Catherine Jones was a wonderful chair and she's a very tough act to follow. It’s a while since I’ve made French onion soup or coq au vin and I think they’ll need to be on the menu soon.Alexandra is en route to Switzerland, in Paris, enjoying her last moments of freedom, before she has to enrol in a finishing school, as expected by her relations.

Alexandra enlists the help of her good friend from England - gay something still illegal in England and her in turn brings a friend. As a big fan of The Sound of Music, I enjoyed following the relationship and comparing it to Maria and Captain von Trapp’s. I have not read many books by Katie but I thoroughly enjoyed this one, I felt as though it was an easy and fun read that had lots packed into it. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

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. Her relationship with them is the main focus of the story, with the romance almost taking second place.

It also left me feeling a little uncomfortable when Alexandra was assessing men for their suitability as suiters and that she should prefer this one instead of that one because her's closer in age, Perhaps it was something that women did in the sixties? Well, I say buddy read… *taps chin*This was your typical Hannah/Laura buddy read where the planned reading schedule goes to pot on the first night *snorts*.I have to say, I kept forgetting that this was set in the 60’s as it felt like it could have been happening today, until something happened that was clearly set in an earlier time. It is a light, feel good book that will probably appeal to readers of women's fiction or romance novels. 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. A Wedding in Provence is published by Century Books and available now in hardback, ebook and audiobook formats.

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. So, after a trying week at work I had a date with my sofa and the book on the Saturday and I wasn’t moving! When she goes for the interview she has to lie about her age as it is for a nanny position to three children and she is only 20!I'd absolutely recommend this book to anyone and everyone, whether you're a romance lover or not, read Katie's books. We get to meet Alexandra's friend David, who comes to help her tutor the children, and he also happens to be homosexual, something frowned upon in England during the setting of this story. Waiting for her inside is three silent, rather hostile children who are to be her charges for the next month.



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