The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

Large Print - 2011
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Traveling to a small village in southern France for the summer, Heidi, her eight-year-old son, and her jaded teen niece work to repair the family home before the niece makes a shocking confession that leads to the revelation of a family secret.

Baker
& Taylor

Traveling to a small village in southern France for the summer, Heidi, her obsessive-compulsive 8-year-old son and her jaded teen niece work to repair the family home before the niece makes a shocking confession that leads to the revelation of a multi-generation family secret. (historical fiction).

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781611731354
Branch Call Number: LP FIC ASH
Characteristics: 461 p. ;,23 cm.

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macierules
Aug 01, 2016

Lovely summer read - wish there was more Provence and less rehashing of her grief.

PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Jocelyn: A deliciously romantic story of loss, letting go, and rebuilding.

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pattyloucor67
Jun 07, 2013

I had just finished The Dovekeepers and wanted a light book to read, so I chose this. This book took me by surprise, and I loved it! Far from light, the story spoke deeply to me as a woman who has gone through the grief of divorce and losing a dear friend. Heidi is a widow and mom to a young son. The loss of her husband is devastating, and she tries to keep him alive in her mind and her son's. She returns to Provence, where she spent summers with her French mother and sister, to restore the family home from a kitchen fire. Bringing her step-niece Charlotte, who is pregnant and 16, Heidi faces her life on the side of the mountain. She becomes reacquainted with a childhood friend and discovers the house indeed has magic for everyone. I read this book in less than a day. Somehow, the book spoke to my soul, helping me to believe that happy ending are indeed possible, even when there seems to be no hope. The language is surprisingly rich, and the insights are profound. Definitely not the light summer read I had expected, this book is a wonderful surprise.

GwenChris Aug 08, 2012

Funny, warm, honest characters. Deliciously described food and scents. An all-round feel-good novel with no major surprises.

asbookchick Mar 28, 2012

A beautiful story -- I didn't want it to end! It had all of my requisite ingredients: the south of France, love and food.

annelibnyc Sep 27, 2011

First 3 confessions:
1) I have a fantasy or dream that includes inheriting a house in the South of France and fixing it up.
2) I am a sucker for a sad and beautiful romance.
3) I cry during sentimental commercials.
Knowing those three things you can still trust me when I say, I really liked this book and not just because it included all of the above - even tears -- happy tears. The story is well written although hard to get into at first (so stick with it!) and maybe a tad predictable but a good predictable. However, if this book appeals to you at all you are not looking for a grand literary adventure as much as you are looking for a story to cozy up with and this is certainly makes you feel cozy. It all also makes you want to price flights to France, go to a french restaurant and order dishes with lots of meat and butter and eat french pastries with abandon... so beware!

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becket
Jun 06, 2011

I loved this book. We had it for the book club in Callaway County and it was so sweet and sad and just great. I will go look for more from this writer.

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barbaralouisa
May 12, 2011

Wow. This is the first book I have read of Bridget Asher's and it was truly amazing. She surely must have been through something similar in real life because the thoughts she gives Heidi (the main character) are so heartrending. Truly worth reading. Excellently written.

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