I don’t often read memoirs, but when April from Sourcebooks contacted me about Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler, and I read “imagine if Bridget Jones were let loose in rural France with the style of Carrie Bradshaw”, I knew I just had to read it!
I have often wanted to leave it all behind (aside from hubby and the kids, of course) and move to France myself. With a broken heart, Brit Karen Wheeler moves on with her life and does just that. And while her new home leaves a lot to be desired, the warmth of her ‘unique’ neighbours help keep her mind off her problems.
Tout Sweet is an easy read that is hard to put down. I wanted to keep going into the night to find out what would happen next. It’s very descriptive and it wasn’t difficult to imagine myself there with Karen, having a glimpse into her life. But more importantly, I loved ‘watching’ her grow and move on and make her own dreams come true.
It’s a great summer read!