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

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Although young Stephie is the one I took to heart from the beginning, I developed soft spots for all the children. Having decided, at Donna’s insistence, to spend a little longer than the planned 24 hours in Paris, Donna tells her about a job in Paris an acquaintance is looking to fill.

This was your typical Hannah/Laura buddy read where the planned reading schedule goes to pot on the first night *snorts*. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.She believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and she wants all her characters to experience it, and her readers to share their stories.

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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Soon, however, she finds herself up against Antoine’s former mother-in-law, Grand-mère, who wants to move in and educate the children so they ‘do not grow up as savages’. Some lovely friendships were forged and I enjoyed seeing the children blossom under Alexandra’s care.Yes, the romance is there, absolutely, simmering, in the background, but I do wish there had been more of the build-up, as the inevitable conclusion is so sped up! Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. With a get-on-with-it mindset, she throws off her pearls and stiff dresses and adopts a barefoot Provençial lifestyle. 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. She finds herself in a chateau, looking after three children, unaided, two of which aren't keen to have her there, with a grandmerè who doesn't feel she is qualified, an estranged mother of said children, who wants to whisk the children away, and a friendly dog.

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.

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. It was as if the Chateau and its inhabitants were just waiting for Alexandra’s arrival (and those who follow) to breathe new life back into it. It’s 1963 and free-spirited heiress Alexandra has 24 hours in Paris before jumping on a train bound for finishing school in Switzerland.

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