REVIEW: The French for Christmas by Fiona Valpy

the french for hristmas


Evie used to LOVE Christmas, but this year she can’t wait for the tinsel and presents to be a distant memory.

When her best friends offer the use of their cottage in the beautiful French countryside, Evie jumps at the chance. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband, celebrity chef Will Brooke, plastered over the news with his latest ‘love interest’, leaving the country seems like the perfect plan.

Armed with her French grandmother’s tattered notebook of recipes, Evie is determined to ignore Christmas altogether and bake herself back to happiness.

And when Evie meets her next-door neighbour – the très gorgeous doctor Didier she finds a very willing taste-tester. But is it possible that he could be interested in more than just her Tarte Tatin?

With snow falling, a special Réveillon dinner and a little Christmas magic in the air, could Didier even be the one to thaw Evie’s heart? Or will a visit from the ghost of Christmas past change everthing

My Review 

I would like to start by saying thank you to Net Galley and Bookouture for this  copy for an honest review

Fiona defiantly tackles some very difficult issues  which normally gets swept under the carpet and these issues are defiantly a key theme which runs through out the book but Fiona writes this into the book with lots of care.

I read this book within 24 hours I just could not put in down it had everything a good story, good food, and fantastic characters including a pig, owl robin and horses who make an appearance throughout the story and not forgetting the very good looking Doctor Didier who oosed sex appeal .

I cried and laughed with Evie who was the most fantastic main character

A magical Christmas story a must to be put on your tbr list

5 of 5 stars 5 stars

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