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French Toast by Glynis Astie
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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 Simone, Louis enigmatic mother, is hilarious. Disappointed at not having attended their wedding at the local courthouse, Sydney placates her new mother-in-law by agreeing to a wedding in France. Not having any idea of what a French wedding calls for, she gives Simone control of the wedding.

Sydney soon realizes another downside to her own tendency towards being neurotic. Adding in her overly giving nature, Sydney finds herself giving in to all kinds of demands to make life and the first year of marriage less bumpy.

Louis, her charming and all accepting husband, tries to buffer Sydney from his mother as much as he can. However, his life hits the skids, and Sydney sees a side to her new husband she hasn't met before. As his crisis unfolds, there is tenderness amongst the upheaval. Neurotic Sydney finds herself bobbing in the sea of emotional turmoil.

Meanwhile, she forges ahead with planning her own dream wedding. For once she is the calm in the storm and we see Sydney transforms from skittish colt to a delightfully independent, but still neurotic, woman.

As for Ms. Astie, I enjoyed the deliberate nature with which she writes all her characters evolution, keeping them all at differing levels of imbalance. Can't wait for French Fry!

(Not a spoiler, but a teaser, this proves to be a colorful book which will leave you laughing out loud!)

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August 12, 2014 – Finished Reading
August 13, 2014 – Shelved
August 13, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read

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