The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

Posted: July 17, 2013 in New Adult, Reviews
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Author: Bridget Asher

Paperback, 448 pages

Published in 2011 by Bantam

Reader Category: Older

From the Publisher:  Brokenhearted and still mourning the loss of her husband, Heidi travels with Abbott, her obsessive-compulsive seven-year-old son, and Charlotte, her jaded sixteen-year-old niece, to the small village of Puyloubier in the south of France, where a crumbling stone house may be responsible for mending hearts since before World War II.

There, Charlotte confesses a shocking secret, and Heidi learns the truth about her mother’s “lost summer” when Heidi was a child. As three generations collide with one another, with the neighbor who seems to know all of their family skeletons, and with an enigmatic Frenchman, Heidi, Charlotte, and Abbot journey through love, loss, and healing amid the vineyards, warm winds and delicious food of Provence. Can the magic of the house heal Heidi’s heart, too?

My Review:  I am normally not a huge fan of romance novels, but made an exception here.  Although there is an undertone of romance, this book is mostly about healing.  Heidi, Abbott and Charlotte all face what they believe to be insurmountable sorrow and pain and struggle to move on with their lives. While repairing the house in Puyloubier, the new surroundings and new people in their lives help them come together as a family and find that new love and happiness is not beyond their grasp.  I would recommend this book to reluctant romance readers.  

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