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I See London I See France
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|I See London I See France
By Paulita Kincer
Pub. Date: December 15, 2013
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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
Just like in her previous novel, The Summer of France, Paulita Kincer has the knack to pull you along with her characters into a challenging and refreshing adventure. In I See London I See France, you follow Caroline. Super busy with her kids and her own requirements to have everything as perfect as she can, without any support from her work-alcoholic husband, one day she really has enough, and decides to reconnect with her past and her love of travel, hoping to discover new outside and inner landscapes where she could really enjoy life to the full again. She takes her kids with her, and here we go, to Europe, to London, Scotland, and then to France, Paris and Provence.
I really enjoyed the plot, and the characters, all so real, from the kids to the parents and friends. Paulita’s dialogues are really great, you feel really like you are there, witness to what’s going on in the characters and between them. Her writing flows, so lively.
It was fascinating to see how Caroline evolved through her trip, in her relationship to her old self, to her kids, and others, including her husband. You will have to read the book yourself to see how travel can help you mature.
And of course yes I enjoyed the elements of travel; the passages on the Loch Ness were kind of cool, and of course, when you get to Paris (Monet’s Garden!) and then Provence, what is there not to enjoy? I felt like I was right there, enjoying the sun and the smell of baked bread, and not in this hellish Chicagoan cold…
VERDICT: If you like travel (Ah, Paris! Provence!), family issues, strong women trying to find their real place in life, and a touch of romance, don’t hesitate a second, this book is right for you!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
When her husband of a dozen years walks out in a huff, Caroline Sommers walks out too – to Europe, with her kids after impulsively selling her minivan for travel money. Tired of being the perfect wife, she escapes to rediscover herself, and possibly rekindle the unrequited love of a Frenchman from her college days. While shepherding her kids from London to Scotland then Paris to Provence, she finds herself at a crossroads. Does she choose love, or lust, in the arms of a European man, or should she try again with the father of her children and the man she truly loved, once? [provided by the author][provided by the author]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paulita Kincer is also the author of The Summer of France. She has an M.A. in journalism from American University and has written for The Baltimore Sun, The St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, and The Columbus Dispatch, among other newspapers. She has traveled to France 10 times dragging her three children along twice. She currently teaches college English and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and three children.
Visit her blog at http://www.paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com
or follow her on Twitter @paulitakincer.
Like her Facebook page at Paulita Kincer Writer.
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