Friday, February 10, 2012

Book Review: "The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted"

The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher

“Every good love story has another love hiding within it.

Brokenhearted and still mourning the loss of her husband, Heidi travels with Abbott, her obsessive-compulsive seven-year-old son, and Charlotte, her jaded sixteen-year-old niece, to the small village of Puyloubier in the south of France, where a crumbling stone house may be responsible for mending hearts since before World War II.

There, Charlotte confesses a shocking secret, and Heidi learns the truth about her mother’s “lost summer” when Heidi was a child. As three generations collide with one another, with the neighbor who seems to know all of their family skeletons, and with an enigmatic Frenchman, Heidi, Charlotte, and Abbot journey through love, loss, and healing amid the vineyards, warm winds and delicious food of Provence. Can the magic of the house heal Heidi’s heart, too?"

I really liked this story of a mom who has lost her love and fights to hold on to the love that is gone. I love that the setting is in France! I find the mixture of French and English words wonderful. I enjoyed the way the author brought the characters to life; Even the one that had passed away in the book, still seemed alive. Amazing read and highly recommended!

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