Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Matchmaker of Périgord, by Julia Stuart

A sweetly humorous book that tells the story of the mixed efforts of the former barber of the tiny village of Amour-sur-Belle to set up business as a matchmaker after his former clientele is stolen away by baldness or a trendy new hairdresser. Guillaume Ladoucette knows a great deal about love, having been stricken with a particularly virulent strain of love sickness all of his adult life, but he may not be skilled at matching up his friends with the loves of their lives.  Stuart has particular phrases that she repeats probably 100 times, such as "an antique [insert color] dress that appeared to have been shorn off at the knees."  Not entirely sure this particular quirk works for me.

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