Book Review: Tout Sweet by: Karen Wheeler

Tout Sweet: Hanging Up My High Heels for a New Life in FrancePublisher: Sourcebooks
Publish Date: 1 August 2011
Origins: Publicist for Review
Format: Trade Paperback

In her mid-thirties, fashion editor Karen has it all: a handsome boyfriend, a fab flat in west London, and an array of gorgeus shoes. But when her boyfriend, Eric, leaves she makes an unexpected decision: to hang up her Manolos and wave good-bye to her glamorous city lifestyle to go it alone in a run-down house in rural Poitou-Charentes, central western France.

Tout Sweet is the perfect read for anyone who dreams of chucking away their BlackBerry in favor of real blackberrying and downshifting to a romantic, alluring locale where new friendships–and new loves–are just some of the treasures to be found amongst life's simple pleasures.

I am enjoying travel memoirs more and more lately. I really enjoyed this one. I found the author wrote with a sensuality for life and for home that made me long to have something like that. She really made me want to move to a small cottage in France and just be.

I got sucked into this book early on and I found myself rooting for the characters, hoping she found that one guy who would treat her the way she deserved. One thing I didn't enjoy was the feeling that the book had no peek...just keep waiting for it and then it was over. Was an excellent book and will recommend it to my friends who enjoy this sort of thing.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I didn't realize this was a memoir until i read it here. This sounds sweet :)


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