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The sequel to 7 letters from Paris and it is delightful. They marry and she moved to France to be full time wife and mother. Her efforts to master the language is hilarious at first; her love of cooking is the saving grace. Being step mother to two is often defeating, but her American grit battles it through. An absorbing read..
I really liked this book and read it cover to cover in a day! There are a handful of delicious looking recipes at the end of each section but it's not too many which is good because after all, it's not a cookbook. It feels fresh and breezy, like an easy conversation with a new friend. She makes the scenery come to life, I feel like I've been to France and back. Samantha seems like someone who strives to be a very positive person. Overall the book has a light-hearted feel and even the difficult experiences are framed in a positive way; no "poor me" syndrome here. I recommend it and will share it with friends.
A fun read, but a wee bit too similar to her Seven Letters from Paris. At times I felt as if had already read this book. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope that Ms. Vérant will write another book based on her life in France.
Delicious recipes accompany this memoir about Samantha's adjustment to her new French family. Becoming a step mother, learning to live in a new country, and surviving home remodeling are all part of this entertaining story.