Marianne's life in Brittany is idyllic in many ways, and the reader gets a taste of life in France. We are introduced to an interesting array of characters, and their stories, along with Marianne's, add a great deal to the plot. I found it interesting that Marianne had difficulty seeing in herself what others saw in her. The question is, are we what we see in ourselves, or are we what other people see in us. I assume it is a mix of both, and I enjoyed watching Marianne discover herself throughout the book.
I also appreciate the messages this book sends to its readers. We should spend our lives appreciating all of the small things instead of just striving for the bigger things. We need to find the beauty in ourselves and live the life we were meant to live, rather than the life that someone else plans for us. Nina George tells her story with a little humor and a great deal of heart, and although it does get a bit overly dramatic in parts, I enjoyed my time spent with Marianne in Brittany.
Publisher - Crown
Date of Publication - June 13, 2017