The thing that struck me most about Isaac’s book is that it felt like real life. It felt like a natural read. It felt like something that people go through and the emotions and challenges were real.
It was written in such a beautiful and (at times) heart-wrenching way to cover a topic that real life people do have to navigate.
Delicately exploring a sensitive topic, romance, past and the future, Isaac also paints and builds up some incredible characters. As a reader I was routing for them all despite flaws and setbacks and it’s unusual to read a book and feel like you’re connected with each and every one of the characters.
If you only pick up one book this year…make it this one.
<i>Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places.
Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend—and William’s father—Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French food, and a seemingly never-ending wine list—what’s not to like? Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam fall in love with his own son.</i>