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