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Sunday, February 7, 2010

REVIEW for Lunch in Paris

Thank you to Hachette Books for sending this book to me!

TITLE: Lunch In Paris

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Bard

GENRE: Memoir

RATING: 3 Stars

I am a little picky about memoirs set in Paris - being a French Quebecer - basically, Quebec French and Paris French are world's apart, but yet, we are constantly being compared anyway! which makes me NOT really want to read about all things French. However, this book had such a cute and fun premise that I thought "what the heck".

First of all I have to say that I thought this book dragged A LOT! From the first pages where our author explains to us how she met her husband - there are pages and pages of information that frankly, I could have done without. Although I have to admit that some of the stories were cute and it was interesting to me how Americans have this love affair with Paris - and it was obvious that the author was desperately trying to incorporate herself in the French world - which, trust me, is not all that its cracked up to be.

The writing was partly interesting and partly slowwwwww. I got through the book, mainly because I was looking forward to reading the "cute" parts of the book - otherwise not so much.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Sorry this didn't work for you. When we lived in France, my husband worked with a French Canadian and his French was definitely different than the French in France. (I hope that makes sense.)

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