Are you dying to escape to the French countryside this summer but are confined to your couch? I know that when I have to stay where I am, there is nothing like a novel with an excellent setting to boost my spirits and transport me when I need it most!
Well if you are anything like me, then you need look no further than You Me Everything and get transported to the French countryside and get lost in a book about family secrets and love.
I am thrilled to be able to share this book with you all so that you have it on your review radar. This one sounds absolutely fantastic and is out now!
It is also been fast tracked to be turned into a movie with the rights being bought by Lionsgate with Twilight producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen attached. This is Catherine Isaac’s debut American novel and what a debut it is!
Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places.
Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Chateau de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend–and William’s father–Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French food, and a seemingly never-ending wine list–what’s not to like? Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam fall in love with his own son.
But Adam has other ideas, and another girlfriend–and he doesn’t seem inclined to change the habits of a lifetime just because Jess and William have appeared on the scene. Jess isn’t surprised, but William–who has quickly come to idolize his father–wants nothing more than to spend time with him. But Jess can’t allow Adam to let their son down–because she is tormented by a secret of her own, one that nobody–especially William–must discover.
By turns heart wrenching and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman’s fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has and never let go, and a romantic story as heady as a crisp Sancerre on a summer day (summary from Goodreads).
“For fans of About a Boy or books set in the French countryside (isn’t that all of us?),
this novel is a sure bet.” —Brightly
“Heart-wrenching and romantic. . . draws comparisons to Lisa Genova’s Inside the O’Briens. . . a solid choice for book groups that appreciate stories of everyday people with ordinary failings who overcome adversity.” —Library Journal
“A moving and surprising novel about love and parenthood, anxiety and hope. Readers who loved Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You will be swept up by Jess and Adam’s story.” —Booklist
“A witty, light romance from a welcome new voice.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A lovely getaway that truly touches the heart.” —Family Circle