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La ragazza delle ciliegie

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | La ragazza delle ciliegie.pdf | Language: ITALIAN
    Laura Madeleine(Author) V. Februari(Translator)

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How far must you run to leave the past behind in order to find love?

It is 1919, and the end of the war has not brought peace for Emeline Vance. Lost in grief, she is suddenly alone at the heart of a depleted family. She can no longer cope. And just as everything seems to be slipping beyond her control, in a moment of desperation, she boards a train and runs away.

Her journey leads her to a tiny seaside village in the South of France. Taken in by cafe owner Maman and her twenty-year-old son, Emeline discovers a world completely new to her: of oranges, olives and wild herbs, the raw, rich tastes of the land.

But when a love affair develops as passionate as the flavors of the village, secrets from home begin blowing in on the sea waves.

Fifty years later, a young solicitor on his first case finds Emeline's diary, and begins to trace a story of betrayal, love, and bittersweet secrets that will send him on a journey to discover the truth.

"Delightful, delicious and so typically French sweet and salty: this debut is a must read for every reading gourmet and for any Paris-Lover. Tasteful, joyful, Parisian - je l'aime."--Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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  • By jkobi2011 on 30 July 2017

    madeleine has talent to be a writer but she must allow a story to follow a consistent path . This novel attempts to tell a story using a flashback from July 1969 back to July 1919 and backwards and forwards which is very confusing. She is also a bit vague about what happened to Emmeline in the end. The old diary written in1919 turning up exactly 50 years later is a theatrical device which probably would have worked well over a hundred years ago. These days I have not heard of diaries turning up unless they are by politicians who wanted to evade the Official Secrets Act. Madelesine is a writer with enormous potential.

  • By Brewhexe on 21 April 2017

    I enjoyed this book a lot. It was interesting and well written, and the descriptions of the South of France and the cookery were very well done. The ending was satisfying too. The only complaint that I had was some of the story from 1969 was a bit unbelievable, but then I was only 2 back then so what would I know?The author stated that her writing on Catalan cuisine was inspired by the book of the same name written by Colman Andres. It says a lot about her descriptive writing that I ordered that book after reading this one.I'm glad I read this book.

  • By G SMITH on 7 June 2017

    I absolutely loved this book. By describing the food so vividly I desperately wanted to be there and experience the story first hand. It was such a completely consuming story that I did not want it to end. So much so, that I am about to make the cherry cake just so the whole experience does not end just yet.This review makes the story sound like a cookery book - it is not! It is just a beautiful heart-wrenching love story that grips you on so many levels. Can't wait to read another of her books.

  • By Readalot on 4 June 2017

    A great read, well written, and unlike some reviewers I didn't find the foody bits annoying. I was actually finding myself slowing down my reading towards the end as I didn't want the book to finish. I really hope there will be a sequel.

  • By RD on 8 May 2017

    I really enjoyed this book but the ending was disappointing and felt "rushed". Some information given but not enough to explain why this was even mentioned. I appreciate that sometimes there will be a sequel and therefore the author doesn't want to give away too much but to me it just resulted in this book feeling incomplete.

  • By newstar on 4 June 2017

    Slow to start, but becomes compulsive reading. I am disappointed there is no conclusion to the story, it's up to the reader to make an ending.

  • By darcyausten on 1 July 2017

    I loved the characters and location, a welcome escape from everyday trials

  • By Bookaholic on 17 July 2017

    A nice love story but a bit too good to be true but nevertheless a good read. I particularly liked Bill's character. The story seemed to end too quickly without enough information about what happened to Emmeline, Auro and Clemence.

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