Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The French Adventure by Lucy Coleman, an excerpt

French Village Diaries excerpt The French Adventure Lucy Coleman Brook Cottage Books
The French Adventure blog tour
Following on from my review of The French Adventure by Lucy Coleman, click here if you missed it, here is a sneaky preview of the book, just to whet your appetite. Bon apetit as we say in France.
 
French Village Diaries excerpt The French Adventure Lucy Coleman Brook Cottage Books
The French Adventure by Lucy Coleman

The L Word
Two weeks today will be the first anniversary of our first real date. Being wined and dined in a chic little French restaurant was a gigantic step forward; it signalled the beginning of a new era in my relationship with Karl. Even though at least half of the meal was spent talking about work, his intentions were clear – we were no longer simply colleagues and romance was in the air.
Since then, Karl must have told me that he loves me more than a thousand times. You might think I’m exaggerating, but I can assure you that’s not the case. He usually manages to slip it into the conversation at least three times a day. The first time he said the L word to me, it slid off his tongue so easily I could almost have missed it. It wasn’t a staring into each other’s eyes moment of discovery, just a casual ‘love you, babe’.
As the months rolled by, I pushed aside my growing fear that it was only a word to him. Because it means so much more to me, I freeze whenever he tacks it onto a sentence.
And, yes, I’m very aware that my air of disapproval does make me sound ungrateful and undeserving. But it’s all about self-preservation, you see. I’ll never utter that word again until I’m one hundred per cent certain that the man I’m saying it to believes I’m their soul mate too – the perfect fit.
The last time I uttered the L word, was six years ago. It was to a guy I’d known since childhood and the man I genuinely believed I would marry when the time was right. He was handsome in a rugged way, fired up with ambition and exciting to be around. Sadly, everyone we knew thought we were the perfect couple too, except the guy in question, as it turned out…





To find out what happens next for Anna, her relationship and her summer of discovery in France, you can find The French Adventure, in ebook and paperback format, on Amazon, see links above. You really don’t want to miss this great summer read.
  
You can also read more from Lucy and follow her on social media via the links below and don't forget to enter the giveaway on my review post (here).
 
French Village Diaries excerpt The French Adventure Lucy Coleman Brook Cottage Books
Lucy Coleman
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French Village Diaries excerpt The French Adventure Lucy Coleman Brook Cottage Books
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