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"I really found the writing of the author refreshing and lively...I found the book quite entertaining... I cannot wait to start with book two." -Lynelle Clark, Aspired Writer Book Blog
"I thought this book was completely charming, fun, and romantic...You will get wrapped up in the story and swept away by the romance of it all." -Stephanie Cervantes, Steph the Bookworm Book Blog
About the Author
As this was just the beginning of their epic love story, Glynis continued to chronicle their adventures in the sequel, French Toast, and the final installment in the series, French Fry. After she finished milking her life story for all it was worth, she decided to write straight-up fiction with Gamer Girl, which infused her beloved chick lit with a hint of fantasy. She then realized there were a few ounces left in her real-life French fairy tale, and added French Roast to the mix. She is currently considering writing a prequel to the series, and is therefore questioning her definition of "final installment."
When Glynis is not writing, she is trying to keep the peace amongst the three men and two cats in her life, finding missing body parts (Lego pieces are small!), supervising a myriad of homework assignments and keeping a tenuous hold on her sanity by consuming whatever chocolate is in the vicinity.
- Publication Date : August 27, 2013
- File Size : 510 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Tikinou Publishing; 1st edition (August 27, 2013)
- Print Length : 295 pages
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0615874045
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B00EUF203Q
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,113 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sydney Bennett lives a relatively ordinary existence as a single late twenty-something in San Francisco - she works during the day, lives with a roommate, has her share of nightmare relationships. And then one night, she meets Louis - a sexy, sophisticated, charismatic man on business from France who sweeps her off her feet and within several weeks is expressing his love for her. Sydney is immediately smitten with Louis but she's also somewhat insecure and definitely jaded about love. Her concern: he must be too good to be true. Is he? Or do fairy tales sometimes do come true?
French Twist almost reads like a girl's diary as the reader rides shotgun along Sydney's whirlwind love affair. It was easy to root for Sydney because she was so darn likeable and her insecurities felt authentic. She made me laugh, she made me cringe with embarrassment and her relationships with her family made me cry (in a good way). I'd like to adopt her father!
I definitely recommend French Twist to any single girl who is starting to give up on love and needs some inspiration to keep the faith!
At first I wasn't quite sure what to think... When Sydney says she's crazy, she means BUSINESS. At times, Sydney had me questioning my own sanity right along with her. But as I delved deeper into the story of her whirlwind romance and courtship, I started to remember what it felt like to be young and insecure. If I am being completely honest, I think I was just as terrified when I fell in love with my own husband and my crazy might have rivaled her own in some ways. ;) I could totally and completely relate to this young woman in that regard.
I have a hard time seeing someone (so clearly awesome) have such low self esteem even though I know every single one of us has been there. It's a female thing... right, ladies??? What really took me by surprise (and thrilled me), was that I felt myself growing to honestly love and adore Sydney as she evolved into a more confident and easy-going woman. Love really did transform her. It wasn't that she changed for a man, it was that he made her a better person. Cue the audible romantic sighs...
There were some really funny moments that had me giggling (the, uh... gassy... afternoon on the couch and the airplane ride), as well as some truly heartfelt moments between family & friends that had me near tears.
My biggest complaint was that I often felt like many of these shining moments were cut short. I was left wanting to explore these great moments just a bit more.
Also, I love clothes as much as the next girl, but I felt a bit of time was wasted describing different outfits. I'd much rather have heard more of the funny dialogue about that bit of neuroses. I only say that because I do that EVERY time I go out to this day, so I can relate. I just think the conversation surrounding it is so much more interesting.
All of that said, "French Twist" is a delightful story and a surprisingly enjoyable read. If you're looking for something light and fluffy (think beach read), it fits the bill. This is the stuff rom-coms are made of! I look forward to the second installment.
Let me begin by saying that Sydney and I are more a like that I care to admit. From the trust issues with men, to horrible dating stories and major panic attacks! I am right there with ya Sydney!
She has the life that many of us could dream about. The ability to move across county, found an amazing job and...Ok so she doesn't have everything...her love life is in shambles.
From one bad break up to the next she can't catch a break...will she ever trust again?
Then one night Sydney goes out for a night on the town and she meets a gorgeous Frenchman. Louis couldn't be more perfect if he tries...he's got the look, the style, and that drop dead gorgeous voice...And he wants Sydney! There is an instant connection from the very beginning. Sydney keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop. There has to be a problem with Louis and Sydney is sure that it will show its ugly head sooner rather than later.
Their relationship proceeds at the speed of light...talks of moving in and the m word are dropped...What is Sydney to do? Does she let down her guards and go with it? Does she push away this seemingly perfect man because there HAS to be a flaw? Grab a bottle of wine and sit back and finds out Sydney and Louis, can their relationship survive all the craziness ahead?
Finding out that this book was based loosely on the authors life, I found the tale more charming. New York native Sydney Barrett has transplanted herself in California, where she meets Frenchman Louis Durand. Once the whirlwind romance is in full bloom, the book takes on the believable complexity of introducing and melding families located in three different parts of the world.
The tale is told from Sydney's perspective. In her late 20's, she's had some real losers as boyfriends, and is now quite gun-shy. When the bold and enigmatic Louis enters her life, he has to help unkink a lot of knots in Sydney's psyche. Quite a bit of speculation and friendly banter takes place. It will be fun to follow the tale in French Toast.
This is an ideal romance novel for younger readers of the genre. The dialog and romantic encounters are fun and light.
Top reviews from other countries
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot (and am still unsure if it is all about a green card) and found the characters were engaging and realistic. The pace was perfect for me (although Christmas was barely mentioned) and I found it difficult to put down. I completely recommend this book and am going to start the next book right now ....
A new favourite author for me, thank you!
I have a feeling that the next book may - or not give us a little more of a clue!
I loved this book, the characters in the story just lept off the page and into your heart. Believe me, this book has been a real eye opener, it has every single oddball of every family that I have ever met & interestingly a few more for luck!!!!!!!
French Toast for breakfast please,with all the trimmings!!!!!!
I can't wait!!!???!!!???! Ha!