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The Summer of France

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When Fia Jennings loses her job at the local newspaper, she thinks she'll have the chance to bond with her teenage twins. As she realizes she may be too late to create the perfect family, she's saved by a phone call from her great Uncle Martin who runs a bed and breakfast in Provence. Uncle Martin wants Fia to venture to France to run the B&B so he and his wife Lucie can travel. He doesn't tell Fia about the secret he hid in the house when he married Lucie after fighting in World War II, and he doesn't ...
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Overview

When Fia Jennings loses her job at the local newspaper, she thinks she'll have the chance to bond with her teenage twins. As she realizes she may be too late to create the perfect family, she's saved by a phone call from her great Uncle Martin who runs a bed and breakfast in Provence. Uncle Martin wants Fia to venture to France to run the B&B so he and his wife Lucie can travel. He doesn't tell Fia about the secret he hid in the house when he married Lucie after fighting in World War II, and he doesn't mention the people who are tapping his phone and following him, hoping to find the secret.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300257332
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 342,016
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Paulita Kincer has an M.A. in journalism from American University. She has traveled to France 10 times, and still finds more to lure her back.
She currently teaches college English and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her three teenagers, two cats and one husband.
Visit her website www.paulitakincer.com or her blog at www.paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com
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  • Posted October 15, 2012

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    Recommended - especially if you love France, amor and suspense!

    I just finished The Summer of France and really liked the breezy style Kincer writes in. I was engrossed from the moment I knew she was going to France to the very end. Kincer's main character Fia, is spunky with just a dash of insecurity to keep her human. Which may be part of why I found her very relatable - I think most women who have seen their children grow up and away will relate to her - and I was rooting for her the whole way. In my dream cast I would probably look at a Jennifer Garner to play her role. And in fact, I do think it would make a terrific film.
    The storyline was fresh and there was plenty of suspense and excitement around every bend - there is a mystery surrounding a painting that had me googling like crazy. What a fascinating piece of history! I also loved the setting - the French B&B as well as the other locales Fia visits as well. I don't want to spoil the story but I can absolutely see Fia racing around the European countryside on the back of Christophe's moto; I loved going along for the ride.
    Alternating the story from Fia's point of view to Uncle Martin's was very effective- his story, his worry about Lucie's response - all of it was compelling. And again, in film terms, it would be so much fun to cast the young and old versions of this wonderful old expat as well as seeing him in the World War II setting. A side note about the way Kincer handled sex. She wrote beautifully about it - giving us a peak at the character's desire for each other without shoving it all in our faces ala 50 Shades. Very, very well done.

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