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Toute Allure: Falling in Love in Rural France (Karen Wheeler memoir #2)

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After saying goodbye to life as a successful fashion editor in London, Karen Wheeler is now happy in her small village house in rural France. Her idyll is complete when she meets the love of her life - he has shaggy hair, four paws and a wet nose!
Paperback, 349 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Summersdale Publishers (first published February 8th 2010)
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This is the second book about her life in Poitou-Charentes, France, a life that is very different from the glamour of the London fashion world she has left behind. In Tout Sweet: Hanging Up my High Heels for a New Life in France we left Karen nicely settled into her new community having almost finished the renovations of her village house and we find her hoping to meet someone special to share her life with. She is finally over the Ex and there are a few friendly faces she has bumped into, so sh ...more
I enjoyed this much more that the first instalment as there was a noticeable absence of the author's well thought out 'poetic' metaphor's. I notice that some have said they found the constant talk of her dog to be annoying but I much prefer this - tales of their walks across endless greenery, for example - as I find it to be far more interesting than the trials and tribulations of her love life. Where the first was littered with her constant pining for her ex-boyfriend (boring, at best) and her ...more
Kathy Cree
Continuation of previous adventure.
Heather Williams
Fabulous read. take it to the beach
Jen White
The second instalment of life in France doesn't quite measure up to the first book but I still very much enjoyed it. The story line is looser in this book and there is a lot of focus on Dogs and dancing. I also missed some of the characters from the first book.
Not as good as the first one but still enjoyable. This one focused a bit too much on her dog, Biff. Curious as to what happens with her relationship with the Lion, though. Doesn't seem like a great boyfriend so far. Have to read the 3rd one now.
Not quite as good as Tout Sweet but still an entertaining read. Way, way, way too many references to "la danse country"..."line dancing" for my liking; but I still enjoyed it!
Sep 27, 2010 K rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010, travel, swap
A bit too much dog talk for me - a bit like children, if they aren't you own, they are not particularly interesting to read about.
light read, and overall enjoyable but her chatty unsophisticated writing style and predictable plot kind of spoilt it.
It was a good read, I like dogs:-). Found it a bit repetitive in places.
Not as great as her two previous books, but definitely a good read!
Lara Stanley
Highly recommend this and its prequel Tout Sweet, delightful books!
Susan Springer
Bon-bon reading candy for us francophiles!
Fun to read! For light reading of course :)
A sweet book that doesn't make you think.
Karen Keleher
What a nice easy read...
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