January 20, 2013

The Deja Vu Review {Book With a Food Theme}

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The Deja Vu Review is hosted every Sunday by Brittany at The Book Addict's Guide.  It's a chance to write a mini-review for books that you read in your pre-blogging days!

Today's topic is: A Book With A Food Theme


Chateau of EchoesChateau of Echoes by Siri Mitchell

This isn't a story primarily about food. I couldn't find one of those on my shelf. But Freddie spends a great deal of time in the kitchen of her bed and breakfast. And the food she fixes will make your mouth water! Yet this story is so much more than just the food they eat. Taking place in France, Cranwell has come to Freddie's chateau to research Alix de Montot, a fifteenth century young woman who lived in the chateau. So while we learn about Freddie and Cranwell, we also get Alix's story written in diary form. Cranwell's intrusion into Freddie's well-ordered world, and also learning about Alix's arranged marriage, makes her look at her life and her belief's and how she really feels about it all. Freddie, Cranwell, and Alix are complex people whose layers take a while to peel back one by one. The beauty is in the peeling back. It's gentle and quiet, but soon you're sucked in and don't realize how subtly the characters are changing until there you are! As Freddie herself says, "There were moments of incredible happiness strung together with real life." And several moments of laughter and fun! Don't let the length of this book scare you away. It's a wonderful story and very well worth your time! :)


Toodle-loo kangaroos! Happy reading! :)

4 comments:

  1. So glad to see another face joining the Deja Vu Review!!! Thanks for joining :)

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    1. It's such a fun thing to do on Sunday's! Don't know why I didn't join earlier. Thanks for the welcome. :)

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  2. Sounds like a fun meme, I'll have to check it out! Oh, and I love your Which Austen Character are You? button. I came out as Marianne Dashwood! I think I would been happier with Fanny or Elizabeth. But really, the darn thing is right!

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    1. It is great fun! Wish I had tried it before now. Yes, I think it classified me right also. Marianne is generally chipper and happy at least! :D Poor Elinor spends a great deal of time suffering in silence. :/

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