In Return to the Little French Guesthouse we follow Emmy who has returned to France to be the Manager of La Cour des Roses, the bed and breakfast where the first novel The Little French Guesthouse was set. After Emmy ‘s boyfriend slept with the owner’s wife Gloria,she was well on her way to the realization that her life had become pretty dismal. Losing her boyfriend may have been embarrassing, but it actually opened up a world that she otherwise would not have thought of entering. As the book starts, Emmy has moved to France, become manager of the B&B, and is struggling with the difficulties of a customer related job. Luckily for Emmy, the author gave her a large circle of friends to call on for help. Those friendships give strength and depth to a fun, sometimes dramatic story line.
I wanted to read this novel because I thoroughly enjoyed the first. I thought Emmy’s path would be full of interesting choices, and knew her circle of friends would provide laughter and warmth. Alain, her love interest, is rather unique in that he seems to be a “real” man. I don’t mean an alpha male, or a non speaking grunter. Alain is an accountant, which is about as normal a man as you can get, I think. Yet, somehow, this author infuses him with a sexiness, that draws the reader in, right along with Emmy. I love reading about their relationship because it just seems real.
As I stated in my review of The Little French Guesthouse, I still picture Gerard Depardieu, as Rupert. Even though Rupert is British, and Gerard is French. Hmmm, I wonder if he can do an English accent?
Pick up this book for a weekend read. You’ll enjoy it, I promise. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Bookouture, through NetGalley, for my honest review.
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