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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Patty Pick for 8/25/16 is "The Little French Guesthouse" by Helen Pollard



This little book will leave you laughing your head off with 
the adventures of the main character on her trip to France. The main character, Emmy, sets off for a holiday in France with her live-in boyfriend, Nathan. The first afternoon, while hunting for the wife of the guesthouse since Emmy found the owner having a heart attack in the kitchen, she finds more than she bargained for. Emmy stumbles upon her boyfriend shagging the owner's wife on the upstairs balcony! Needless to say this did ruin the trip for Emmy but she bravely stays on to help Rupert, the owner, deal with the loss of 50% of his staff.

Emmy's head in swimming and she is forced to look in the mirror and see the facts about 
their relationship and what she has been trying to avoid facing. This crossroads will lead her to look at her entire life path. She stays on in France for a while to re-access what she wants to do with the rest of her life and to avoid having to face her parents and friends. You will laugh and commiserate with Emmy as this brave new world unfolds in front of her. 

I found this book delightful and a great summer read. The characters are full and 
vibrant and you want to find out what happens as Emmy embarks on this new adventure. 
She is so likable that I plan to read the sequel, "Return to the Little French Guesthouse",
which is scheduled to come out this month. This was my book club's summer read and we all gave it a thumbs up! Let me know if you have or plan on reading it.