The French for Always
French for Always is about a woman whose parents divorced and then, both remarried into other families.
Sara was around ten at the time, and suddenly, she didn't feel like she belonged in either family. Both her parents became quite caught up in the lives of the new families they had formed, and Sara was overlooked and left out.
As an adult, she ended up leaving her familiar world behind and creating a new life in France, and it was there that she began to find a sense of belonging.
She realized that something was different tonight. Instead of her habitual sense of being on the outside looking in, her nose pressed against the sweetshop window, she felt the Cortinis had thrown open the door and invited her in, and for one happy evening, she'd been included. - Fiona Valpy, French for Always.
Would I Recommend it?
It's really that part of the story that wins the day for me. The romance almost seems to be a more subtle part of the book than this underlying theme.
And for this shift alone, and the way she changes her own life, I would recommend it, although the romance is nice, too.
Have you read any good romance books lately?
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