Blurb; On the beautiful French coast lies the Café Belle Vie, a peaceful haven offering a warm welcome and delicious pains au chocolat – and where Natalie’s quiet life is about to be turned upside down…
When thirty-one-year-old Natalie Bright’s boyfriend dumps her and immediately gets engaged to his ex-girlfriend, she escapes her heartbreak and moves to the charming village of Chamillon on the Île de Ré.
She’s determined to build a new life there: writing about farmer’s markets for a local magazine, exploring the local vineyards on her bike, and taking advantage of the sunshine. And in the Café Belle Vie she finds a bustling community – including new best friend Charlie – and a near-constant supply of cakes.
All in all, things are looking pretty good.
So when a blast from the past – her teenage crush Jay Merino – suddenly turns up in Chamillon, Natalie’s thrown. She’s sworn off men ever since she moved to France, but she and Jay have a connection that stretches back years.
But could taking a chance on an old flame complete her new life – or ruin everything she’s worked so hard for?
My Review; I have loved previous books by Karen and she is fast becoming one of my favourites in this genre. Escape to the Little French Cafe is perfect and laugh out loud funny. Brilliantly written. I enjoyed every minute of it. If you need a pick me up this is the book you need, guaranteed giggles throughout.
I loved the setting of this book and the cafe, sounded bliss to me. Natalie and Charlie’s friendship/relationship is cute, I liked them both. The best bit of the book for me was the scene where she meets up with Jay, that had me in histerics, can’t forget that part. I actually devoured this book in a day, it’s an easy, light-hearted read which I throughally enjoyed. I was backing Natalie the whole way and very proud of her giving it a shot.
A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Full of fun, giggles and romance.
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