The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart


The Matchmaker of Périgord

summary The Matchmaker of Périgord 100 Shed an agent of amour as the disastrous results of his initial attempts amply prove especially when it comes to arranging his own romantic future For every reader who adored Chocolat Julia Stuart's The Matchmaker of Périgord is a delectable utterly enchanting and sinfully satisfying delig 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

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summary The Matchmaker of Périgord 100 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 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 problems really The population of the town has not changed much over the years It stands in fact at thirty three That includes the pharmacist who has been missing since the mini tornado of 1999 The population s hair is aging You know what happens to aging hair That s right it falls out Some of Guillaume s customers are going bald To make matters worse a new snazzy barber has set up shop in a neighboring town and some folks have been lured away by the fashionable haircuts that he is offering Guillaume feels that he must remain true to conventional barbering wisdom and not be swayed by popular attitudes But the fact remains he has almost no customers left What is he to doHe decides to make a clean break Start over in an entirely new profession Despite his own bachelor status and his inability to proclaim his feelings to the woman he has been in love with his entire life he decides what the town needs most is a matchmaker And he s the man for the job He tears the sink out of his shop and after a uick makeover re opens his shop as Heart s Desire Unfortunately business is a bit slow at the start Prospective clients looking for love are matched up with people that they are already VERY familiar with It is a small town people have already formed opinions about each other getting them to change is difficult Things aren t going so well for Guillaume Then suddenly he seems to have a success The postman has found someone he really likes Poor Guillaume the woman in uestion turns out to be the same one he has been in love with his whole life Now it looks like he will lose her forever to the postman Will he ever muster up the courage to admit his feelings What a fun book this is It is witty and warm filled with eccentric endearing characters and fantastic descriptions of French food and pastries It is a wonderful cassoulet of a novel Enjoy

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summary The Matchmaker of Périgord 100 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 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 a fun read

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  • The Matchmaker of Périgord
  • Julia Stuart
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  • 06 June 2020
  • 9781616835934

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    The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Julia Stuart Julia Stuart Ý 0 download 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 villa

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    The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart 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

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    Julia Stuart Ý 0 download read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Julia Stuart The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart 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 problems

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    The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart 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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    The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Julia Stuart Julia Stuart Ý 0 download Looking at previous reviews this book seems to polarise opinions I really enjoyed it perhaps reading it on holiday in France helped However I

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    read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Julia Stuart Julia Stuart Ý 0 download The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart 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 a fun read

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    The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart Because I read this third I was rather disappointed because the other two books I read by Julia Stuart were 45 star reads that I rounded up While there is nothing wrong with her writing and some have loved this book it lacks the lustre I found in The Tower The Zoo and The Tortoise and The Pigeon Pie MysteryIn sh

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    characters The Matchmaker of Périgord read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Julia Stuart Julia Stuart Ý 0 download 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 imagination magic and whimsy readers see here but with far sophisticated editing specifically pacing and realizing that as good as your material is most of it is better off not be

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    The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart When we had the book club discussion about Matchmaker a lot of people complained about the almost bludgeoning repetitiven

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    The Matchmaker of Périgord (E–pub/E–book) Ë Julia Stuart I found this book to be precious The author has a great vocabulary and she seems intent on finding ways to work in every wor

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