Tuesday, 18 December 2018

A la folie ... pas du tout! by Valerie-Anne Baglietto


A la folie ... pas du tout! by Valerie-Anne Baglietto
First published in English as The Wrong Mr Right by Hodder And Stoughton in May 2002. French language translation by Maud Godoc published by J'ai Lu in 2003.

One of my Books In French

How I got this book:
Swapped for at a book exchange

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


She wouldn't trade her precocious daughter Emmi for a million pounds, but as a single mum, holding down a job and paying the bills is hard work. If only her glamorous, fun-loving nanny Paloma were better at housework - if only she had a few more hours in the day.

When her boss Dick Anthony - tall, lithe, lean and loaded - starts showing an interest in her, Kate's tempted to reciprocate. But then she meets reckless jack-of-all-trades Tom Llewellyn, who attracts her despite her best intentions. So when Emmi's father Harry Barrett comes back into her life - a changed man - Kate's more than just a little bit confused.

Is love finally in the air, or is she going to make the same mistake again? The one that made her a single mother in the first place . . .

I spotted this book at the Chef Boutonne Little Library and thought its combination of light story and lots of modern dialogue would be helpful for me in improving French. Unfortunately the storyline is far too chicklit for my tastes so I kept putting the book aside because I just couldn't bring myself to care enough about the characters to continue!


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10 comments:

  1. I have to say some single mom tale are like horror stories! I would definitely pick Harry, if he had really changed :)

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    1. Sadly, I didn't stick with the story long enough to get to know Harry!

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  2. Sorry to hear this didn't really hold your interest. It can be tough when you find yourself not caring about the characters.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yes, I wanted a pretty light read, but not quite this light!

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  3. Good on you for wanting to practice your French, Stephanie. Bummer this one wasn't a good bet.

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    1. The John Steinbeck one I read was more satisfying and taught me super useful vocabulary like paletuvier (mangroves)!

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    1. Maybe if it had been shorter I could have ploughed through?

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  5. My gosh, it sounds like there's a lot going on in this one! But it doesn't sound like my type of book either. I get what you mean about it being too chicklit for your taste.

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    1. There'a a whole subplot about the au pair searching for love as well. Just too much!

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