The Summer of France

The Summer of France

by Paulita Kincer


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ISBN-13: 9781300257332
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About 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.
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The Summer of France 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In The Summer of France, author Paulita Kincer transports the reader to the lovely European countryside of Provence, in the south of France, where they follow the adventures of Fia Jennings, when she takes over the running of her uncle and aunt's B&B while they are on vacation. While running the B&B provides many challenges for Fia, she unexpectedly stumbles upon a mysterious dark secret from her uncle's past that could put her family in danger. Author Paulita Kincer weaves a captivating women's fiction tale that has a wonderful mixture of romance, adventure, travel, mystery, and suspense, that easily draws the reader in with a richly descriptive storyline that takes the reader from the past during World War II to the present via the alternating perspectives of Fia and Uncle Martin. The Summer Of France has a compelling storyline that engages the reader to follow Fia's adventures in France, while drawing them into the mystery and suspense of Uncle Martin's past. I really enjoyed reading this multi-layered story of romance and mystery. I thought that both Fia and Uncle Martin's stories flowed seamlessly, and the unexpected twists and turns easily kept me turning the pages. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the wonderful description of the setting, the author easily transported the reader to the tranquil south of France locale of Provence, it sounds like a lovely place to visit.
LesaReviews More than 1 year ago
The story, about a woman pulling stakes and moving her family to France, had me captured at the first page and  it did not disappoint me I got what I needed from a great read; action, romance, mystery, broken promises, angst, humor, and joy.  This book is well written, without giving too much away in my review, the husband becomes an inspired butt not long after their arrival, her children are singularly self-obsessed and our main character is hopelessly helpless in any attempt to defend herself or her family. The world seems to fall apart around her and she chugs along mindlessly in her rut until it’s far too late.  I loved the experience as I read this tail spinning story I was taken on a tour of France and I do love a nice journey with all my good reads. So if you want a little bit of everything in a story this is what you need to take you as it did me on a journey to France and given a bit of education on life’s adventures as well. A Book sample was supplied to me for my reading pleasure for my honest and unbiased review.
Chapter1-Take1 More than 1 year ago
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.