Thursday, July 31, 2014

French Toast - Review & Giveaway


Sydney Bennett is back! And her pursuit of perfection is alive and well. Naïve to the core, Sydney believed that when she finally married the man of her dreams, the hard part was over. Following a civil ceremony as a means to keep Louis from being deported, Sydney continues to plan the fairytale wedding that she had dreamed of since the age of five. Much to her chagrin, she discovers that her mother-in-law is planning what seems to be a rival wedding in France that SHE has been dreaming about for her only child since before he was born. How will poor Sydney be able to ensure two perfect weddings in the midst of Louis’ fruitless job search? Especially when her mother-in-law’s idea of perfection appears to be having Sydney embarrass herself in front of hundreds of French people that she has never met?

As if she didn’t have enough on her mind already, Sydney finds herself faced with the trials and tribulations of being a wife. Sydney had always heard that marriage was hard, but she thought that this was just a ruse that married couples portrayed in a bid to make single girls feel less desperate. But as the bills pile up and emotions run high, she realizes that there may just be some truth to this statement. And as she watches Louis’ perfection fade away before her very eyes, she begins to wonder if she made a rash decision in marrying a man that she had known for a mere six months. 

With all of the obstacles that Sydney and Louis will encounter, will they be raising their glasses in celebration or watching their impulsive marriage crash and burn? One thing is for certain, Sydney and Louis Durand are headed for one hell of a toast…

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Review by Marlene Engel

Sydney and Louis married in a quick civil ceremony to keep him from being deported, but Sydney has always dreamed of a storybook wedding.  One she is busy planning for in Monterey, California.  However, her mother in law has other plans.  She is currently organizing an over the top wedding in the French countryside that will include both families and some unexpected guests.  Sydney is concerned that the language barrier between her and her in-laws will cause some problems and end up embarrassing her new husband.

Amongst all of the wedding hoopla, Sydney and Louis are met with some challenges.  Louis loses his job, which causes strain on their marriage.  And, although he’s busy looking for and trying to keep a job, the process takes up a lot of his time.  Time that Sydney so desperately wants.  How will they deal with all of the drama of planning two weddings while juggling the demands of everyday life as a married couple?

French Toast is the second book in the French Twist Series.  It can be read as a stand-alone, but I would recommend reading them in order for more reading enjoyment.  This was such a fun book to read.  The characters were enjoyable, the story-line was fun and I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions.  This is a book I would definitely recommend!

About the Author:
Glynis never expected in her wildest dreams to be a writer. After thirteen years in the Human Resources Industry, she decided to stay at home with her two amazing sons. Ever in search of a project, she was inspired to write the story of how she met and married her wonderfully romantic French husband, Sebastien, in six short months. The end result became her first novel, French Twist.

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  1. I just recently won this book and have it in my line up to read soon.

  2. Thank you for having me, Marlene! I'm so glad that the books made you laugh. I laughed quite a bit while writing them. :)

  3. Sounds interesting, and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  4. I think French Toast will be a great read! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  5. I love she wanted to share her story about her romance. And Go Stay at home mom! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. The book sounds like a fun read!

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  8. Love this title, reading novels that make me giggle and take me away from my day to day life make me happy, can't wait to read

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  10. Thank you for the introduction to Chick Lit Plus and Marching Ink. Always happy to meet new authors and publishers. This book looks like a fun one.

  11. Kathy A. LaMasterJuly 31, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Cannot wait to read it!

  12. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this series.

  13. Thank you for the review. Sounds like a fun read.

  14. French Toast is one of my go-to breakfast anytime of day to fix and eat. Having been MOB (Mother Of the Bride) last month, my mani-pedi is still gracing my feet. I love all things wedding and the predicaments the main characters revolve around. Thanks for making me laugh.

  15. My father was an officer in the U.S. military. My mother was a foreign correspondent. My father was a bit of a show-off regarding his language training in the military. My mother didn't disclose to him that was fluent in English until about two years into their relationship. (That wasn't the most major omission of information in their relationship). They've been married for over 40 years.