The Little French Bistro by Nina George
Book Review: 4 out of 5 stars
Marianne has been married for 41 years to a man who has never shown her love and something needs to change. She has hit the bottom and she embarks on a quest for death. She heads for what is known in France as “the end of the world”, Brittany in Northern France. Life intervenes and Marianne keeps putting off her death as she starts to enjoy life and discovers a self she never knew. But will she find the courage to face this unknown future or will she return to the marriage she has known for so long? Can her marriage still be saved?
What delights Nina George’s books are. There is the main story but there are also other gems contained in this book. There’s Genevieve and the past that has grown hatred in her heart. There’s Yann, the handsome painter. You’ll also meet Jean-Remy, who has never been able to declare his love for Laurine. Pascale and Emile Goichon are an elderly couple who creeped into my heart to stay. And of course there’s Marianne who is discovering so many wonderful things in life that your heart just bursts for her. There are touches of pure magic throughout the book.
There aren’t many books written these days with a woman in her 60’s as a main character. I found that quite refreshing in and of itself. This is a wonderful story of second chances and I spent a lovely time with these characters. And of course the French background that Ms. George portrays is always of great pleasure to read.
This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.