As you may have noticed, if I read fiction it tends to be of a made up world or historical. I don't read a lot of contemporary fiction, I guess I like that history/the past won't change and they're timeless. And Hobbits are going to be awesome until the end of time (a given).
But that doesn't mean I never do, especially when it's from an author I like! I've enjoyed all of Sandra Byrd's novels up until now, so I knew that wasn't going to change.
Plus, I'm not gonna lie, that fact that part of the story takes place in France already had me liking it. You don't go through life with the last name Lapeyrolerie and not have a soft spot for all things French.
The story follows Lexi, a girl in her mid twenties trying to figure out life. She loves France, food and cooking. And while she's not obsessed with it, she wouldn't mind a little love too. I kinda chuckled because I was thinking "girl, it's the same shenanigans at 30 ;) ." Lexi's story really could be any of my friends (plus one is living overseas right now, I'll be sure to let her know what's in store for her ;) . That's one reason why I enjoyed it so much!
There's three books in the series (Let Them Eat Cake, Bon Appetit, Piece de Resistance) and each are quick and entertaining reads.
After reading a well written book, I can't help but sit back at be wowed by the skill of creative writing. It's no easy thing friends and I'm glad there are authors out like Byrd who know how to create and tell a story! Not matter what time period she writes about, the result from Byrd will the same: entertaining and engaging reads.
And dang it! Why can't I speak French?? I swear I would be at least 7 points cooler.
I had great expectations prior to reading the last book in Sandra Byrds French twist series Piece de Rsistance. To put it simply I was not disappointed. Sandra once again filled Lexi Stuarts life with suspense and unexpected adventures. I would compare her French twist series to eating French pastry it takes at least three pieces to be completely satisfied.
This third book in the French Twist series truly is the piece de resistance. Sandra Byrd has struck just the right balance between fun and conflict in the life of Lexi Stuart. Without being heavyhanded, she has showcased attitudes that can either help or hinder a lasting relationship.I felt like I was right there with Lexi through the different situations she found herself in. This is a character we can relate to. I very much enjoyed this book and absolutely LOVED the way it ended. Excellent work, Sandra!
If you have not had the pleasure of reading this book or any of the books in this series, it is a must! I'm so glad that I was unexpectedly given the first book (Let Them Eat Cake) in this series. You will fall in love with the characters in this series, and want to follow them along. The only thing disappointing is coming to the end and finishing the book. You won't be ready for it to end!