le 15 octobre 2012
If you know anything at all about France, the whole book is totally unbelievable and so full of clichés that it's really irritating. The French talk like caricatures of Hercule Poirot and in the third person (why on earth should they do that????), there are live chickens at the market (probably not seen since 1950) and you can just walk in and get original patient data from the hospital (honestly!!!)...
Added to that the main character is just too stupid and naive to be believable. And the titel is totally misleading.
So all in all the book is a big disappointment.
le 24 avril 2014
As a French>English translator-interpreter based in southwestern France, I'm always interested in fiction about France written by American authors. The author of this book obviously didn't do her research on France before writing about it... France is six hours ahead of the US, not the other way around! This plus the clichés about France just killed it for me - I couldn't even finish the book.
If you're going to write about a place, at least go to trouble of visiting it or hiring on a proofreader who knows the country you're writing about. If you can't afford to do either, then please stick to writing about where you live - Florida for example.
le 17 juin 2013
I must say that I enjoyed reading this book........but......if only there had been more attention to detail with the French language. There were far to many mistakes, which spoiled
However, having said this, the story as a whole was worth the read.