22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Lovely, diverting novel,
This review is from: French Lessons: A Novel (Paperback)
I've been slogging through a bunch of novels I "should" read, and French Lessons was such a welcome relief! I tore through it in two evenings. Take six well-drawn characters coping with their own unique love issues (bereavement; estrangement; ambivalence; longing; betrayal), place them in Paris, have their paths cross in the course of one day in ways that ultimately change each of them... throw in some doses of nice erotic tension... It was a delight to read. Well written yet easy and accessible.
I notice that some reviewers have criticized French Lessons for not being a "romance." They're correct: I wouldn't describe it as genre romance. It is more nuanced, the characters' feelings more ambiguous. It's more reflective of (and reflective upon) real life! For me, that's a plus.