Saturday, May 17, 2014

An Idyllic Inn, A Wedding, and the Stress of Old and new Relationships

Olivia and Brody, a couple in their fifties, are getting married at Emily's Olivia's best friend's, inn in Provence. When they arrive the setting is perfect. They're very much in love. It seems like a perfect weekend.

Then family and friends arrive: Olivia's two daughters, Brody's best friend, Jake, and Brody's mother, Fanny. Each brings problems. Casey, the good daughter, is upset because her boyfriend didn't come. Nell, the wayward daughter, invites a guy she meets on the plane to come to the wedding. Jake, who will do the wedding ceremony, doesn't believe in marriage. Fanny is distraught. He husband of fifty-five years left her without an explanation. In addition, Emily and her French husband Sebastian, are having marital difficulties.

If you like romance, you'll like this book. The characters hold your interest. Olivia and her daughters are very real. My only criticism is that Brody seems too good to be true. He allows Oliva to deal with her daughters' traumas without becoming involved or upset. He's just there for her.

This is a story about the importance of love, particularly the love of family and close friends. It has a heart warming ending. I enjoyed it.

I reviewed this book for Net Galley.