Sydney Bennett seems to have it all – a supportive and loving family, a good job and caring friends. Unfortunately, Sydney has been unlucky in love and she’s beginning to wonder if she’s destined to grow old alone. After a series of dating disasters, Sydney is ready to throw in the towel. After all, she’s in her late twenties and the big 3-0 isn’t too far ahead. But an unexpected encounter with a handsome Frenchman (Louis) has her wondering if true love might actually be within her grasp.
French Twist is a sweet, lighthearted romance novel. The message is clear: Love really can find you when you least expect it. Glynis Astie does a nice job of proving that not all romance novels have to be filled with one catastrophe after another…there doesn’t have to be ten tedious break-ups and make-ups before the end of the book to keep readers engaged. Ms. Astie details some brief glitches in the romance between Sydney and Louis, but then quickly moves on.
Sydney Bennett did seem to worry a bit more than she needed to, but considering her dating background, I was able to cut her some slack. As a self-professed cynic, I kept waiting for the disaster to occur, but it never did. French Twist is truly a feel-good, happy book.
I would recommend French Twist if you’re looking for a charming, appealing poolside read. I look forward to reading Ms. Astie’s next novel, French Toast.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton