A French Pirouette by Jennifer Bohnet

 A French Pirouette by Jennifer Bohnet

Au revoir old life, Bonjour Brittany!

Parisian prima ballerina Suzette knows it’s time to hang up her pointe shoes before her next injury ruins her ankles for good. But dancing is all she’s ever known and she’s terrified of who she’ll be after that final curtain falls.

Meanwhile, lonely Londoner Libby is pouring her life savings into buying an auberge that she and her late husband had loved visiting on holiday. It’s a huge risk that could leave her broke…as well as broken-hearted.

And then there’s Brigitte who’s retired to the village for a slower pace of life, but who dreads seeing someone else run her beloved auberge.

Three fresh starts…one unforgettable summer!

A French Pirouette by Jennifer Bohnet

This was an enjoyable read.

I don’t read a whole lot of those women’s fiction “women at a crossroads in their lives who all bond over their dramas” sort of books, and so I was a little bit hesitant going in. However, Robyn Carr writes some of these books and I’ve loved them, and the French setting of this one and – in particular – the ballet theme were encouraging.

A French Pirouette opens right in the middle of the ballet world, and ballet-themed books only work when the author really knows about that world. It’s a very specialised life that outsiders don’t understand. I’m SO glad Jennifer Bohnet knows her stuff. The little details here and there that made it seem real. Throughout the book it was the ballet theme that I liked the best.

I liked the characters and enjoyed how well-rounded they were. This is the sort of book you have as a summer beach read.

It was a pleasant surprise.

 

Review copy provided by NetGalley.

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