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French Toast

(The French Twist Series #2)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Sydney Bennett is back! And her pursuit of perfection is alive and well. Naïve to the core, Sydney believed that when she finally married the man of her dreams, the hard part was over. Following a civil ceremony as a means to keep Louis from being deported, Sydney continues to plan the fairytale wedding that she had dreamed of since the age of five. Much to her chagrin, sh ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 3rd 2014 by Tikinou Publishing (first published April 2nd 2014)
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Marina
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
After reading the first part of the series, I was curious to find out what happened next with Sydney and Louis, the couple that fought so hard for their relationship. Even when the worst is far behind them, they still cannot enjoy the life together. Why? They have to please their families. Three weddings, one for Sydney’s family, one for Louis’ family and one that is supposed to be the wedding of their dreams. One wedding is stressful enough, but three?! Between organizing the weddings, Louis de ...more
Cathy Ryan
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Sydney Bennet oops sorry, Sidney Durand is back with a bang! We left Sydney and Louis, after a very speedy romance and a civil ceremony, settling down to married life. Of course, being Sydney nothing is straightforward, and she now has two more weddings to navigate. One in America for her family and another, much scarier one, in France for Louis’ family.

So between coping with wedding preparations, financial pressures, a very pregnant sister and a formidable mother-in-law she can’t actua
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Jules
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

French Toast is Glynis Astie's second novel, and it is the second novel in a series that is loosely based on her real life. French Toast is a slightly intense, yet humorous, look at the roller-coaster of married life.

After their whirlwind romance and wedding, Sydney and Louis try to settle into married life. However, they're thrown a few curve balls. The first is the loss of a job which puts an incredible strain on
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Annabel Krantz
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
French Toast, and it's prequel French Twist, by Glynis Astie tell the story of how she met and married her French husband in six short month... and then proceeded to have three weddings, in three different time zones!

The plot was almost too cheesy to bear - until you remembered that it was based on a true story. Astie actually WAS swept off her feet by a charming Frenchman, and married him six months later! The fact that the story was true meant that instead of feeling annoyed at the fairytale l
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Kathleen
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspired by her real life whirlwind six month romance and marriage to her French husband, Sebastien, author Glynis Astie weaves an entertaining romantic comedy series called The French Twist Series!

In French Twist, the first book in the series, the reader is introduced to Sydney Bennett, a single twenty-something New Yorker who has moved to San Francisco. Sydney hasn't been lucky in the romance area, but when she meets handsome Louis Durand, who is town on business, Sydney is swept off her feet
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Lynelle Clark
I received the book from the author for an honest review.
French Toast is the second book in the French Twist Series and continues where book 1 has ended. Sydney Bennet Durand has definitely grown on me; with her neurotic behavior and all. *smile*
This young woman is the epitome of worries as she moved through her day to day activities and manage to work out all that life had to throw at her, but at the end her support system kept her sane; even from a distance.
I thought once in France and meeti
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Celia Kennedy
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
A well crafted continuation of the book, French Twist, I found this book really entertaining.

We rejoin newlyweds Sydney and Louis Durand, as they enter the first year of marriage and cope with the trials and tribulations of planning two wedding on two continents. Louis has seamlessly merged with Sydney's family, but she has yet to meet any of his family who live in France. What could make Sydney more neurotic? A highly demanding French mother-in-law.

The tale that Glynis Astie weaves around Simon
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Stephanie
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
French Toast is a direct sequel to French Twist and it picks up almost exactly where French Twist left off. It is the second in a planned trilogy, and I'd say you definitely need to read the first one beforehand.

In this story, Sydney and Louis are now newlyweds whose newly-wedded bliss is slowly wearing off. The couple is enduring massive amounts of stress including Louis being laid off from his job, mounting bills, and the continued pursuit of perfection in the form of their second and third w
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Linda
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Even though I have not read the first book in this series by Glynis Astie, I enjoyed this fun book and the main and secondary characters. Who knew getting married could become so complicated? Now I want to read other books in this series!
Simona
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
*Book provided by author/publisher in exchange of an honest review*

French Toast is the second book of a series with Sydney Bennett as the main character. I haven’t read French Twist, so this was my first book by Glynis to read.

The blurb sounded interesting from the start and I was really curious about the story.
I love weddings and it was great to have more than one wedding to read about in this book. Sydney planned her own wedding and then there was Louis’ (her husband) mother Simone planning a
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Heather McCoubrey
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
French Toast, the second book of the French Twist series by Glynis Astie, was a delightful book. I really enjoyed getting to know Sydney and Louis. French Toast was written as a stand alone novel, but I really wish I'd read the first book before I started reading the second. While you could read the second book and understand the story, I felt a bit cheated by not knowing the history of the characters - it was almost like walking in on a private joke.

The mishaps and issues that crop up for this
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Amanda
Jul 28, 2014 rated it liked it
French toast by glynis astie
The book can be read as a standalone or you could read french twist first i read as a stand a lone the book very good i not sure why you want three weddings to me one more than enough to copy with
Sydney married in a speed i think it was not very romance but now the worry has hit them big time now no money as louis has loss his job can they cope louis mum wants this big wedding in France she planning a week of it all louis keeps trying to keep his mum sweet but by do
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Marlene
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sydney and Louis married in a quick civil ceremony to keep him from being deported, but Sydney has always dreamed of a storybook wedding. One she is busy planning for in Monterey, California. However, her mother in law has other plans. She is currently organizing an over the top wedding in the French countryside that will include both families and some unexpected guests. Sydney is concerned that the language barrier between her and her in-laws will cause some problems and end up embarrassing her ...more
janet keene
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The craziness never stops!

This book is a continuation of the crazy Sydney we met in the first book. She continues to regal us with her crazy family, friends, the love of her life, Louie, and her joyous crazy spirit which makes her uniquely her. I can't wait to read of her in her next book. I have enjoyed meeting her new family, her loyal, trustworthy friends, and the ever ready love and support of her immediate family. She takes you on an adventure that makes you feel included like you're observ
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Jenean Eichenholtz
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great continuation of the first book. And funnier. Very good!
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Glynis never expected in her wildest dreams to be a writer. After thirteen years in the Human Resources Industry, she decided to stay at home with her two amazing sons. Ever in search of a project, she was inspired to write the story of how she met and married her wonderfully romantic French husband, Sebastien, in six short months. The end result became her first novel, French Twist. As this was j ...more

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