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The Man of Their Lives

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Quand Louis, séduisant quadragénaire à la recherche du grand amour, rencontre France, une jeune femme divorcée qui tombe immédiatement amoureuse de lui, tout pourrait être simple. Mais si Louis Neuville est veuf, il lui faut compter avec sa s?ur jumelle, Alix, qui, non contente de gérer sa carrière, a tendance à s'immiscer dans la vie privée de ce frère auquel elle voue un ...more
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Published (first published April 20th 2000)
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La relation d'Alix avec son frère est dérangeante mais sinon j'ai beaucoup aimé.
J'aime de plus en plus les livres de F. Bourdin !
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This is an okay book, but not one of Francoise Bourdin's strongest. Louis is a widower with a teenage son, Frederic. Since the death of his wife many years earlier, Louis hasn't had much of a love life. That is partially because he is too busy with his career as a composer of movie soundtracks, partially because he didn't want to introduce a new woman into his son's life, but also -and not to a small extent- because his twin sister Alix has an extensive, almost pathological influence over his li ...more
Dava Stewart
Sep 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Uneven is the best word to describe this book. The characters are uneven, which is the least annoying aspect of the story because real people are uneven too. What really bugged me was that there would be a whole paragraph describing bitterness then the last sentence will say something like "he didn't feel bitter in the least." There were also several stories within the story that didn't develop fully.

It's a translation, and at a few points I wondered if that was the reason for some of the gener
D.S. Williams
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Unfortunately, this book just didn't grab me. I understand this is an English translation of a French book, and it seems to have gotten lost in the translation, with any number of sentences ending up completely meaningless. This book doesn't appear to suffer from typos, as much as the English translation of the French has lost something along the way. Not enough storyline to hook me, and a mish mash of characters that I couldn't really work up any effort to care about.
Sharon Hallman
Sep 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
I have read many many books in my lifetime but I have never seen so many typos& grammatical in one book in my life. Some of the sentences didn't even make any sense. The storyline was pretty good and I liked most of the characters but with all the errors it was very difficult to read and it irritated me. Very poorly written did not flow easily.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Very French novel about relationships and family. The translation is a bit laboured in places, but it's an easy read about glamorous people in various situations of emotional difficulty. No real depth but diverting enough while you're reading it.
Zoe Mccaffrey
Quite a good book
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Read like a Danielle Steel book. Loved the French setting. VERY easy read.
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Françoise Bourdin was born listening to opera. Her parents, both opera singers, helped her to develop an appreciation for strong characters and destinies, and for the music of words. As a teenager, she discovered horseback riding and it became her exclusive hobby. She dedicated her teens to this passion and to reading the works of classical authors that she discovered in her father’s huge library. ...more