Julia Stuart (epub) The Matchmaker of Périgord



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  1. says:

    For a book that is only 316 pages this took me FOREVER to read The two words I would use to describe the story are sweet and tedious Julia Stuart does a lovely job of capturing the charms and uirks of a small French village and its inhabitants One almost feels as though they are watching a play with a cast of 33 each person acting

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    Please someone make a movie out of this book I kept picturing it as a ChocolatAmelie esue movie as I read it it would make such a great filmThis book was charming and funny and uirky and delightful My only complaint would be that the

  3. says:

    Poor Guillaume Ladoucette He has been an excellent barber for his small French town for twenty years But now he has a problem Well two

  4. says:

    This is a charming and uirky little book that diverts entertains and makes you hungry for food you never thought would tempt you Please read this

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    Looking at previous reviews this book seems to polarise opinions I really enjoyed it perhaps reading it on holiday in France helped? However I read it again and still enjoyed it where other readers felt bludgeoned by the prose and det

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    I enjoyed this author's style I found the structured repetition of certain interactions to be humorous in a giggle sort of way I enjoyed watching the characters develop even though it's clear from the beginning where the story will end It's

  7. says:

    Because I read this third I was rather disappointed because the other two books I read by Julia Stuart were 45 sta

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    It was pretty clear that this was a debut novel from Stuart after reading her sopho work The Tower The Tortoise and The Zoo which has all the i

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    When we had the book club discussion about Matchmaker a lot of people complained about the almost bludgeoning repetitiveness of the author's description and the intense almost obsessive focus that was given to painfully minute details Though others complained I felt that this endless repetition and obsessive focus on the minute w

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    I found this book to be precious The author has a great vocabulary and she seems intent on finding ways to work in every word that she has learned The plot often felt contrived I was bludgeoned with certain phrases such as the supermarket leather sandals Really? The description of the shoes was listed about every five pag

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Shed an agent of amour as the disastrous results of his initial attempts amply prove especially when it comes to arranging his own romantic futureFor every reader who adored Chocolat Julia Stuart's The Matchmaker of Périgord is a delectable utterly enchanting and sinfully satisfying deligh. When we had the book club discussion about Matchmaker a lot of people complained about the almost bludgeoning repetitiveness of the author s description and the intense almost obsessive focus that was given to painfully minute details Though others complained I felt that this endless repetition and obsessive focus on the minute was necessary as a way of showing the reader bludgeoning them with it if need be that these villagers lives are completely and utterly joyless repetitive and minute It may be the late 80s in the outside world but in Amour sur Belle it is the 1940s and they ve been stuck there isolated from the outside world without hope without love without beauty in a mind numbing cycle of purposeless repetition Once we ve been flooded with all this microscopic inanity we can fully understand the earth shaking changes that will come to the village of Amour sur Belle All the village s inhabitants have been spinning their wheels going nowhere for an entire lifetime how much joy there will be when they are finally allowed to move forward Oh how relieved we as readers are when something new finally starts happening and characters finally start reaching beyond their prescribed comfort zones Would we be nearly so relieved so happy for the villagers if we didn t have as good of an idea of the depressing repetition of their lives to begin withIf I could compare this book to a type of poem I would say that it is a very large sestina and at regular intervals we see the same details the same snippets of conversation or description pop up but in different patterns and at the end there s a cathartic tercet that ties everything neatly together and finally gives the reader closure It s like a highly sophisticated French Groundhog s Day except with Guillaume Ladoucette and a chicken instead of Bill Murray and a groundhogAbout the chicken I think that the reason it makes him smile at the end is because finally FINALLY he has something bigger and better in his life to think about than that cursed chicken and her inconvenient eggs He no longer sleeps like a dead man his hands stiffly at his sides like a man already in his coffin he sleeps like a man who is finally living And that damned chicken doesn t matter with the love of his life finally at his side The Collected Works Of Dr Patrick Carnes prove especially when it comes to arranging his own romantic futureFor every reader who adored Chocolat Julia Stuart's The Matchmaker of Périgord is a delectable utterly enchanting and sinfully satisfying deligh. 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Barber Guillaume Ladoucette has always enjoyed great success in his tiny village in southwestern France catering to the tonsorial needs of Amour sur Belle's thirty three inhabitants But times have changed His customers have grown older and balder Suddenly there is no longer a call for Guill. For a book that is only 316 pages this took me FOREVER to read The two words I would use to describe the story are sweet and tedious Julia Stuart does a lovely job of capturing the charms and uirks of a small French village and its inhabitants One almost feels as though they are watching a play with a cast of 33 each person acting out their strange persona and telling their own story all at the same time In other words the reader is getting a lot of details thrown at them at every stage of the story Again I say the book is sweet because of the overall plot a failing village barber sets aside his life s craft to become a matchmaker In a small town there isn t much selection for matching so apparent hilarity ensues But the story gets so bogged down in the details that it becomes irritating and by the time I finished the last page I was glad it was over Rating 25 out of 5 stars Suggested With The ability to speed read Yom Kippur As Manifest In An Approaching Dorsal Fin pages this took me FOREVER to read The two words I would use to describe the story are sweet and tedious Julia Stuart does a lovely job of capturing the charms and uirks of a small French village and its inhabitants One almost feels as though they are watching a dictionnaire-des-onomatop-eacute-es play with a cast of 33 each person acting out their strange Happy Hour Love Lessons 1 persona and telling their own story all at the same time In other words the reader is getting a lot of details thrown at them at every stage of the story Again I say the book is sweet because of the overall A Patriots History Of The United States plot a failing village barber sets aside his life s craft to become a matchmaker In a small town there isn t much selection for matching so apparent hilarity ensues But the story gets so bogged down in the details that it becomes irritating and by the time I finished the last Witness To War page I was glad it was over Rating 25 out of 5 stars Suggested With The ability to speed read

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Aume's particular services and he is forced to make a drastic career change Since love and companionship are necessary commodities at any age he becomes Amour sur Belle's official matchmaker and intends to unite hearts as ably as he once cut hair But alas Guillaume is not nearly as accompli. This is a charming and uirky little book that diverts entertains and makes you hungry for food you never thought would tempt you Please read this