Title: The Little French Bistro
Author: Nina George
Is this part of a series? No.
Marianne is at a crossroads in her life. While vacationing in France with her overbearing husband, she decides that she no longer wants that life. She cannot go back to it. A botched suicide attempt leads her to be hospitalized while her husband goes back to the states, agreeing to retrieve her later.
While there, she sees a painted tile of a town that is so beautiful it fills her with purpose. She has to get there! A mad escape and crazy journey complete with sick nuns finds us at the little town. Here, she can be someone new- someone she likes. She can work at the bistro, along side Jean Remy; and befriend an old artist who is loosing her mind. She finds a version of herself that she loves here, and friends that quickly become family. When her past catches up with her, though, will she be strong enough to hold onto this new life?
Apparently I was so excited about this book that I requested it from Netgalley and FTR on accident. I had fallen madly in love with George upon reading The Little Paris Book Shop. The character development, slow of the story, and storm of emotions packed into the pages had me reeling. This book gave me the same feelings. I loved the character development and how one played off another. The plot was heartbreaking at times, and life affirming in others. I enjoyed watching Marianne grow while discovering facets to the other characters. For me, this was a five star book.
On the adult content scale, there is sexual content and language. I give it a five.
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