Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Little French Bistro by Nina George


Review: 

There is nothing I enjoy more than a story where I can fall in love with the main character, watch her shed her old skin and start over. Haven't we all wanted to do that at one time or another? Haven't you wondered what it would be like to just disappear somewhere, meet new people and loves and just be someone new? This is why Under the Tuscan Sun is one of my favorite movies (I have yet to read the book). I love that idea, as a fantasy. Especially disappearing to someplace foreign and strange but yet having it all work out (fantasies, right?).

Marianne is just that character and her story in The Little French Bistro by Nina George is just as heartwarming. Sometimes you don't need fireworks and mysteries to solve to capture and keep a reader and in The Little French Bistro Marianne and the cast of characters throughout her story are more than enough. Leaving her life behind, Marianne travels to the coast of Brittany and thus begins her own "awakening", her own leaving.

What follows is Marianne's story as she finds herself again and its written in such a quiet and unassuming, soft and pleasing way, that this story almost feels like a hug from a good friend. Its okay to read this before bed, to read a bit and put it down again, it will still be waiting for you. I LOVE that about a book. Even with such a terrible and hard to read beginning, even reading through scenes where Marianne's husband clearly has no love or respect for her, this story slowly builds to an ending that leaves both you and Marianne feeling so much better off than when you started.

Thank you to Crown Publishing and Blogging for Books for this free copy in exchange for an honest review! I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this and share it with others. The Little French Bistro was truly a delightful story to read!

The Little French Bistro by Nina George 
320 pages
Published by Crown Publishing

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