Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Provence Cure For the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher

In my opinion, this book had the potential to be so much better than it was.  I didn't care for most of the characters, the story line kept taking the wrong paths.  Most of the time, if I don't like the story I put the book down and move on to the next one so I rarely have a bad book review.  I kept reading it thinking it would get better, because it had potential.  It was just not my style, though some may think it's a great book.
Brokenhearted and still mourning the loss of her husband, Heidi travels with Abbott, her obsessive-compulsive seven-year-old son, and Charlotte, her jaded sixteen-year-old niece, to the small village of Puyloubier in the south of France, where a crumbling stone house may be responsible for mending hearts since before World War II.

Heidi, owns a bakery in the States and instead of getting into her baking for release, she just remains a self-absorbed whiner for the entire book.

There, Charlotte confesses a shocking secret, and Heidi learns the truth about her mother’s “lost summer” when Heidi was a child. As three generations collide with one another, with the neighbor who seems to know all of their family skeletons, and with an enigmatic Frenchman, Heidi, Charlotte, and Abbot journey through love, loss, and healing amid the vineyards, warm winds and delicious food of Provence. Can the magic of the house heal Heidi’s heart, too?

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