I've recently been staying at my aunt Kathy's house, and it's been wonderful spending time with her, Payton and Amber. Tonight before we went out to dinner, they gave me a book called Almost French.
Here's why I know it's going to be great, the reviews:
“You’ll love this true story of a woman who left her life behind for a sexy foreigner.”
“...a love song to Paris and France, yes, but a love song in a minor key...Sarah Turnbull seems to have gotten a lot closer to the real thing than most of us who will always be on the outside looking in...”
--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
Here's a brief synopsis:
Sarah Turnbull’s stint in Paris was only supposed to last a week. Chance had brought Sarah and Frédéric together in Bucharest, and on impulse she decides to take him up on his offer to visit him in the world’s most romantic city. Sacrificing Vegemite for vichyssoise, the feisty journalist does her best to fit in, although her conversation, her laugh, and even her wardrobe advertise her foreign status.....
But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from life in a bustling quartier and surviving Parisian dinner parties to covering haute couture fashion shows and discovering the paradoxes of French culture, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: maddening, mysterious, and charged with that French specialty—seduction.
Can't wait to find out what happens!
...and an interview with the author.
Another book that I love is Elizabeth Gilbert's true life story, "Eat, Pray, Love". I read this one about two years ago and feel like it is very relevant to my life as well. It's built on the notion of a woman trying to heal herself from a severe emotional and spiritual crisis; and chronicles her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. Don't worry the ending is a happy one! The movie version of "Eat, Pray, Love" is due in August. The cast includes Javier Bardem as Felipe and Julia Roberts playing the author. Julia Roberts? Come on, that's not very original but Javier Bardem is very gorgeous and was amazing in Vickey Christina Barcelona.