A Wedding in Provence: From the #1 bestselling author of uplifting feel-good fiction

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A Wedding in Provence: From the #1 bestselling author of uplifting feel-good fiction

A Wedding in Provence: From the #1 bestselling author of uplifting feel-good fiction

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Far more of a challenge though is their father - an impossibly good looking French count with whom she is rapidly falling in love .

Provence sounded just beautiful with warm sunshine, lavender fields, golden light and beautiful buildings. The children's father - a count and very handsome often works away and Alexandra is left to cope with this alone.

So, after a trying week at work I had a date with my sofa and the book on the Saturday and I wasn’t moving!

The plot line isn't completely original, and there are no real surprised, but the quality of Katie Fforde's writing elevates it to a 5 Star for me. I have read all of Katie Fforde’s novels over the last twenty years or so, and A Wedding in Provence has a lot of the familiar elements that make her books so memorable.I loved seeing Alexandra thrust into life as a nannie for children that, very obviously, resent her and do not want her there. It is always a pleasure to escape from the real world into a Katie Fforde book, and this is no exception, though I still like her early books the best. I can’t fault anything in this book, I can only fault Katie herself… for not writing more than one book a year! Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. I feel like the story is centered more around Alexandra's relationship with the children (which was EVERYTHING) rather than a romance with the count, but the ending tied it all up neatly and made my heart so happy!

I first started writing when my mother gave me a writing kit for Christmas, and once I started I just couldn’t stop. The job turns out to be in Provence, in a chateau and somehow Alexandra gets the job and finds herself face to face with three children, 2 of which definitely do not want a nanny! Even Grandmere Penelope, who seemed so formidable at the beginning, softened as she let love into her life. Alexandra is a sweet, kind girl, who means well and is blessed with seeing the positive in most things, which is an attribute you don’t see much of these days. And those kids, Stephie especially, just make this book extra special, I loved how blunt and honest Stephie was, she really doesn’t mince her words and it’s so sweet how she gets on with Alexandra so quickly.With a get-on-with-it mindset, she throws off her pearls and stiff dresses and adopts a barefoot Provençial lifestyle. Alexandre is an orphan, and largely brought herself up when her parents died, with the aid of some remote family members, and various governesses and companions. Soon, however, she finds herself up against Antoine’s former mother-in-law, Grand-mère, who wants to move in and educate the children so they ‘do not grow up as savages’.

Recently her old hobbies of ironing and housework have given way to singing, Flamenco dancing and husky racing. There’s nothing particularly surprising in it, but the easy and lighthearted feel is exactly what I was craving. It’s not quite the same when it comes to Felicite, who at 15 clearly doesn’t feel like she needs a nanny to look after her, although the change in her as the book plays out is clear. Katie Fforde’s latest novel ‘A Wedding in Provence’ is a refreshingly energetic read and a nod to an era where young ladies, raised by nannies and destined for finishing school, was a very real thing. Alexandra is on her way to live with her starchy relations and decides to stop off in Paris for a couple of days sightseeing.How will she learn to cope with the three children of the French count who is the father to the three, as she finds herself falling for him? With relatable challenges that keep her on her toes – Antoine’s over-bearing ex-mother-in-law and his haughty ex-wife, a prickly love rival, the upward battle of building trust with children who have all but been neglected – Alexandra’s character develops gently and convincingly. It didn’t flow and I was beginning to wonder where it was going but I persevered but was left disappointed.



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