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5.0 out of 5 stars I felt like I was there, 11 July 2013
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This review is from: The French for Love (Kindle Edition)
Fiona Valpy's The French for Love is the kind of summer book whose imagery lingers after the story has come to its conclusion. She achieves that most difficult of writerly tasks in giving you a cast of vivid and engaging characters and placing them in a context that is utterly believable. It's the detail in the descriptive passages, almost documentary in their precision, that set the scenes in which the human dramas of new starts, new horizons and new romance unfold.

These dramas twist and intertwine. They reach into the past and the future in the person of Gina Peplow. Without giving anything away, the great themes of human existence play themselves out as the stories (for there are more than one) unfold.

The French for Love has that extra something that is often missing in contemporary novels in these wikipedia-instant-expert times: authenticity. The prose is as bright and vibrant as the French countryside the reader is transported to. Recommended.
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