Monday, September 10, 2018

#620 : The French Escape By Suzie Tullett : Review


This is one of those books whose cover has "pick me up" written all over it and thus I went ahead to pick it up. Thankfully I didn't regret my decision to pick it up without reading the summary. The story, the writing, the setting and the characters - all were so enjoyable. 

The protagonist - Flick aka Felicity is trying to rebuild her life after her husband deserts her on the day of her wedding. Brenda, her mother, tries to help Flick out by dragging her to France to restore and live in a Chateau. The chateau is in a small town and naturally, they end up making friends with the whole town. Enter Nate, the mysterious neighbor who has is own share of problems. 

The story has all the right ingredients in the right proportions to make you go all warm and fuzzy. The pacing and the hooking events were are done to perfection that I hardly noticed the time when I read the book. The characters have the right shades to them. One qualm I have though is with Brenda's character. Her character was all "mother" and less of "Brenda" the person. 

In short, the book was a warm and entertaining read. 


Author Bio:

Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her novels include Going Underground, Little White Lies and Butterflies, which was short-listed for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize, The Trouble with Words and The French Escape.

Her motto is to 'live, laugh, love' and when she's not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else's.

Suzie lives in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the French countryside, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs.


PS. It's my first season with the fantastic blogger campaign #MyFriendAlexa. This post is a part of it! #WriteAway


  1. This seems interesting. Thanks for bringing it to us by giving review.

  2. seems interesting. need to grab a copy

  3. They say that the path to happiness is normally about enjoying the journey and not the destination and normally I would agree. However, with the title The French Escape ringing in our ears It is no surprise that our destination in this story is a beloved character all of its own and that actually venues are of paramount importance in this tale.

    1. France is enticing that way I suppose. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Seems like a nice book to read. Thanks for your honest review.

  5. The title is intriguing and a warm and entertaining read is just what we need sometimes after a long, tiring day. Thanks for your review! :)
    #DeepTiesReads #MyFriendAlexa

  6. I sure am curious to read this after such a honest review.

  7. Looks interesting, will try to read.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa

  8. The book really has a good cover. Going to check it soon

  9. Looks interesting. Would love to explore this read.

  10. This book sounds like a fun weekend read! Will check it out.

  11. Loved the cover. The book seems interesting! On my TBR :)

  12. I see what you mean about the cover. It is just rightly colored and the design is perfect.

  13. Thank you for taking part in the tour and for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed the read x