A Review Of A French Affair

 

A French Affair by Katie Fforde

 

Having never read anything by this author before I expected the story to be your typical chick-lit affair. It was, but it wasn’t. OK, that is a contradiction in terms, so maybe I should say it is chick lit but it isn’t as frothy as most other books from this genre.

The story follows Gina and Sally, two sisters, who inherit an antiques stall, along with Matthew, the owner of the house where the antiques business is located.

Gina has just come out of a long term relationship and isn’t looking for love, but throughout the story you find yourself rooting for her and Matthew.
It is an easy read, thoroughly enjoyable and most of us will find we can relate to the sisters.

There were times when I wanted to shake the living daylights out of Matthew, he has an ex wife who is trying to get him to sell the house where the antiques business is, but everything comes good in the end. 

I have to admit I didn’t think I would enjoy this story, it had a theme I was unfamiliar with – the antiques business – and I imagined the story and characters to be quite stuffy. I was quite wrong and pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

**** 4 stars.

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