French Lessons by Ellen Sussman and I have to say I much prefer the paperback cover to the trade cover.
This book first appealed to me when it was released in trade paperback last year but I've had to wait for what seems like forever for the paperback version.
Three French tutors meet at a small café that spills out onto the sunny Parisian backstreet of Rue du Paradis. Nico, Philippe and Chantal meet here every Wednesday morning, before leading their students across the grand boulevards, winding alleyways and sweetly perfumed jardins of the city of lights.
Josie arrives in Paris desperate, alone, and hopeful that this trip might mend her broken heart. Ex-pat Riley is a long way from home and drifting further and further away from her husband. Could Philippe provide the distraction she craves – and can she gain the courage to break free? Jeremy is the dutiful husband of his famous actress wife. While she is busy filming on the banks of the Seine, he is content playing second fiddle. Until he meets Chantal…
In the haze of a Paris summer, long-buried secrets rise to the surface and relationships are challenged. can the lessons learned in one day change all of their tomorrows?
As I'm on a book buying ban I should really resist the temptation to pre-order this book. Fortunately for me I know I've got some Amazon vouchers coming soon from work so I won't have to wait too long until I can buy a copy. If this sounds like a book you'd like to read, it's already available on Kindle or you can pre-order your paperback copy.