Breaking the Spine--thanks, Jill!
Over the past week, I reviewed the debut, young adult novel, DIE FOR ME, and interviewed it's author, Amy Plum. The intriguing, romantic novel is set in France and I guess it's upped my French interest right now. When I went to England last summer, it was my intent to go to France, but I was so exhausted by the trip and jet lag, I just couldn't drag myself over there. I tell you! I won't let that happen again, doggone it! Now, on to my selection this week. Of course it has to be French related, because that's my sensibility right now. It's called French Lessons (what else?!) Check out the description...
A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways.
Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high school teacher, arrives in hopes of healing a broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely expat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husband and her new country. And Jeremy, the reserved husband of a renowned actress, is accompanying his wife on a film shoot, yet he feels distant from her world.
As they meet with their tutors—Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet; Riley with Phillippe, a shameless flirt; and Jeremy with the consummately beautiful Chantal—each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. Yet as they traverse Paris’s grand boulevards and intimate, winding streets, they uncover surprising secrets about one another—and come to understand long-buried truths about themselves.
I think this sounds absolutely delicious. Paris appears to be as much of a character as the three protagonists described. Love, loneliness, passion and self-discovery sound like major components of this plot. I want to read it with something sweet to drink, good to eat and just indulge myself...hee hee hee.
So, what say you, my literary friends? Anyone else up for French delights?
French Lessons releases July 5, 2011 by Ballentine Books.
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