Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé

Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé

Large Print - 2012
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It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in which eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But returning to her old home, Vianne is completely unprepared for what she is to find there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea - and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret. Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought big changes to the community. Father Reynaud, Vianne's erstwhile adversary, is now disgraced and under threat. Could it be that Vianne is the only one who can save him?
Publisher: [Bath] : AudioGO, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 465 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781471303005
1471303004
Branch Call Number: LP Harr
Additional Contributors: Harris, Joanne 1964-

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Rock_Shadow
Apr 26, 2017

The book if full of summer wind , delicious smells, and mysteries. Very fun reading!

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Einer2
Feb 02, 2017

A great story for our times! Probably liked it even more than Chocolat although it was a bit slow in the beginning but it's been a while since I read it and watched the wonderful movie or perhaps because I skipped The Lollipop Shoes. Planning to go back and read it after I've revisited Chocolat.

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Mcbarb45
Jul 14, 2015

Beautiful book about a rural french community where several cultures clash and resolution doesn't come easily.

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pattyloucor67
Dec 02, 2013

Equally as good as Chocolat! This one would make an even better movie, with the suspense this story has. The character run true to the previous book. Several years have passed, and Vivianne now has a daughter who might be autistic - unsure of this, but many characteristics. The ending was worth waiting for, yet there still is a shadow of a doubt as the where Vivianne decides to settle.

A delightful and compelling tale of a woman drawn back to the 'scene of her crime' in Chocolate. The town has changed and the clash of the Muslim and Christian [well at least Western] cultures is beautifully woven into the story as Vivian finds a bit more about her own truth. Her magic is not so potent here. But her strength as a compassionate human saves the life and reputation of le Cure and rips back the hijab of a misogynist Muslim community before another generation of evil is sown. Nice closure to Viviane’s story. Great summer read.

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volken
Mar 21, 2013

Too long and drawn-out and not as absorbing as Harris' other works.

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lozza1401
Mar 21, 2013

Loved this book. So descriptive and vivid. I felt I was in Lansquenet and that the scenes and scents had come to life. I found it hard to immerse myself out of it from time to time.

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Oct 18, 2012

This is the third book set in Lansquenet. We met Vianne in Chocolat, and Lollipop Shoes. Ms. Harris writes like an old friend. Vianne is currently staying in Armande's house after receiving a letter from her (8 years after her death). Monsieur Le Cure is troubled with the immigration of a community of Muslims. This time it is not chocolat that brings everyone together, but the lovely peach tree outside Armande's home. Truly a heart warming book.

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