Peaches for Monsieur le Curé #2019

Peaches for Monsieur le Curé Joanne Harris Peaches for Monsieur le Cur It isn t often you receive a letter from the dead When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave she allows the wind to blow her back to the village in south west France where eight year

  • Title: Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
  • Author: Joanne Harris
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  • Peaches for Monsieur le Curé Joanne Harris It isn t often you receive a letter from the dead.When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she allows the wind to blow her back to the village in south west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop But Lansquenet is different now women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and, on the bank of the river Tannes, faIt isn t often you receive a letter from the dead.When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she allows the wind to blow her back to the village in south west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop But Lansquenet is different now women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church a minaret.Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought change Father Reynaud, Vianne s erstwhile adversary, is disgraced and under threat Could it be that Vianne is the only one who can save him now
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    1. Disclaimer I received an ARC via Netgalley Receiving said ARC made me squeal in glee Whatever power at Penguin books said let her have it, I love you There is something about the Joanne Harris and her books that are set in France Every time you read one of them, you want to eat It s not that want a new, rich piece of decadent cake feeling It s a sit in the garden, open a bottle of wine, and have a nice dinner with family and friends type of feeling The type of situation where the talk is just as [...]

    2. When Peaches for Monsieur le Cur landed on my doorstep for review I wasn t particularly enthusiastic I remembered seeing the movie Chocolat quite some years ago purely because Johnny Depp starred and not being overly impressed, however with a few pages of this novel I was hooked and hated having to put it down, even briefly.Peaches for Monsieur le Cur is the third book in the Chocolat series, following on from Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow Vianne, Roux, Anouk and Rosette are living in Par [...]

    3. For me, the problem with that book is similar to one with Blueeyedboy there is not enough of the story Actually, I think that in BEB there was no story to speak of, only inventions for the sake of them, and here there could well have been, should the narration be straightforward and not so struggling for being intriguing , even if that means improbable character or plot development As to the protagonist, I d rather had someone new with all my love for Vianne, her story was fully exhausted in Lo [...]

    4. I am fascinated by the character of Vianne Rocher, not least because I live with her real counterpart And rarely, at least in my experience, has an author created a character who so evidently has a life of her own But, if Vianne seems to have channelled her way into Joanne Harris writing, she has also brought it to greater and greater heights Peaches for Monsieur le Cur is the third book in the Chocolat series, yet without a doubt the most exquisite The first few pages are sheer poetry, transpor [...]

    5. Oh I do love Joanne Harris Actually to the point I love Vianne Rocher How can this book not be a resounding success When it starts with someone once told me that, in France alone, a quarter of a million letters are delivered every year to the dead What she didn t tell me is that sometimes the dead write back now if that doesn t grab you, there s something wrong with you Things have changed in Lansquenet It s been eight years since Vianne opened her chocolate shop At the urging of a letter writt [...]

    6. I m still not sure I really wanted anything to be added to Chocolat remembering my second read of The Lollipop Shoes leaves me distinctly unimpressed, however compelling Joanne Harris makes her writing while you re actually reading it but as usual I was bewitched for a while I m not entirely certain about the choice of topic it s always tempting for white women to take on the subject of the niqab, and of the position of women in Muslim communities I even understand the temptation But I m not su [...]

    7. Author Joanne Harris shows readers what often and unfortunately causes division between differing cultures and spiritual traditions, then brilliantly unites them with very real, very human, similarities.Pour yourself a hot cuppa tea and settle in because as mystical, magical, and decadent as Chocolat, every page turn in Peaches for Monsieur le Cur is equivalent to opening an exquisite jar of sun infused peach jam.

    8. It came on the wind of Ramadan And with those few words I am once again immersed in the aromas and surrounded by the characters that made me fall in love with Joanne s creative storytelling.Vianne Rocher and her two daughters are drawn back to Lansquenet at the behest of a letter from a much loved yet dearly departed friend from the past Once she arrives Vianne realises the quaint little town she left behind 8 years ago has changed but not in the way she had hopedThings are not as they seem in L [...]

    9. O Aroma das Especiarias o terceiro volume da trilogia inaugurada com o sublime Chocolate Esclare am me se haver o mais se for uma trilogia finda se aqui, mas aquele final talvez sugira mais Ao longo das suas quase quinhentas p ginas acompanhamos o regresso da Vianne Rocher aldeia onde Chocolate teve lugar Lansquenet sur Tannes agora um local diferente e, oito anos volvidos ap s La C leste Praline, tamb m os seus habitantes est o diferentes Um feliz reencontro com Jos phine, Luc e Caro Clairmont, [...]

    10. The popular wisdom is that it s often a mistake to revisit earlier successes Try telling that to Joanne Harris.Just once in a while you read a book that is so good, so well written that you can t leave it behind, and you find that long after closing the final pages the characters are still intruding on your life, slipping into your thoughts throughout the working day Many of Harris s novels seem to have that effect on me, but possibly none so than this one This is an absolute gem of a book, def [...]

    11. I m a little mystified by this series One of these books doesn t belong with the others Book Two, The Girl with No Shadow was so different in tone and structure that it seems like I took a detour reading it Book Three, Peaches for Monsieur le Cur brought me back to the things I loved so much about Chocolat the structure, the themes, even the feel Once again, the magic was understated It was almost invisible Getting reacquainted with the setting and characters were like returning home I perceive [...]

    12. Siamo bel lontani da Chocolat, bench la Harris torni ad ambientare questo romanzo a Lansquenet Va persa tutta la leggerezza, la lieve ironia, il gradevole equilibrio che esisteva tra reale e irreale L aggancio, che mi verrebbe quasi da chiamare parodia, con situazioni tristemente attuali, reso in maniera del tutto priva di credibilit , il che finisce per inficiare l insieme, senza peraltro apportare in cambio alcuna seria e utile considerazione sui conflitti culturali.Se Vianne Rocher, in Chocol [...]

    13. I am glad I read if only so I can now say that Joanne Harris is now out of my system I have definitely outgrown her writing This book was an extreme disappointment The plot was an interesting take on the Moslem issue, and could have been very powerful If only the voices had been right and actually had some substance Vianne Rocher came across as a busy body and Father Francis as a pathetic wimp in this sequel to Chocolat Roux was a non entity The characters were superficial and the story tried to [...]

    14. am struggling to rate this bookI love Joanne Harris work and the writing is magical as usualbut the story brings up some issues regarding Islam, the face veil, attitudes to women and some of the characters views on these subjects are very different from mine, which meant those elements of the story jarred with me Perhaps therefore it d be unfair of me to downgrade my rating of this book on that basis, so I ll leave it unrated

    15. I ll admit, I love Joanne Harris I love Vianne Rocher, Anouk and Roux Of course, Roux This was a five star read as soon as I heard about it And it doesn t disappoint, for the most part Vianne gets a letter from a dead Armande, asking her to get back to Lansquenet For a visit she says Vianne wants to go very much, but Roux is strangely reluctant So she goes with her two daughters, unprepared to see the changes that Lansquenet has gone through during her absence There are now Muslims in Les Maraud [...]

    16. Joanne Harris un autrice che ama ripetersi La sua consistente produzione 14 romanzi, 1 raccolta di racconti, 2 ricettari come un paese di provincia in cui tutti si conoscono, vivono pi o meno le stesse situazioni e visitano i posti di sempre Le connessioni che legano i suoi libri a volte fitte, altre appena accennate hanno creato un luogo letterario a cui i suoi lettori amano tornare, e il nucleo centrale di questa architettura composto dalla fortunata trilogia di Chocolat.Il giardino delle pesc [...]

    17. Joanne Harris has become one of my favourite authors, with her admirable ability to create unique and memorable characters, and her capacity for unexpected plotting sometimes in the context of Britain, often amid the flavours and foibles of France Especially endearing amongst her characters has been Vianne Rocher, the central figure in Chocolat, in the subsequent follow up novel in Paris, and now in this new book that returns Vianne to the small village of Lansquenet in a textured social commen [...]

    18. 12 10 2016Iwas surprised by how long it took me to get into this on reread I adore both Chocolat and The Lollipop Shoes, and ULTIMATELY I loved this one It just took a long time to get there I loved the idea of Vianne coming full circle, back to where her story started I loved her effectively teaming up with Pere Reynaud to sort out Lansquenet s ridiculous judginess all over again It s full of racial and religious tension, of ignorance and snap judgments It s full of twists and turns and plenty [...]

    19. I really liked this story a perfect blend of heart and darkness The main female character is a gypsy who has powers to help people through her ability to read their needs and also through her magical foods and chocolates She returns to a town where a Catholic priest, her former enemy is much in need of help.She comes face to face with Islam and its veil A mysterious woman in black seems to have influenced the Islam side of the town, and she seems to be pushing its inhabitants to violence The tru [...]

    20. Peaches for Monsieur le Cure follows on marvellously from The Lollipop Shoes, the second book in the trilogy, and marvellously recaptures the important details from the first two books The novel is told from two perspectives Vianne s, and that of the village s cure, Monsieur Reynaud Harris writes naturally using both voices, and they are distinct from one another throughout, even where their stories converge Harris is skilled at spinning smaller stories around the central one Here, she has creat [...]

    21. Joanne Harris is one marvelous writer This is the third of her Chocolat series and it is every bit as entertaining as the first two There is magic and love and learning to respect different people and cultures Well worth it.

    22. This third book in the Chocolat series was truly rewarding Vianne returns to the charming little French town where she and her old arch enemy are surprised to become new friends, while mysterious immigrants from the Middle East take residence The culture clash brings an engaging story full of suspense and the challenge to find common ground Vianne, of course, rises to the challenge Very timely issues

    23. I was so happy to go back to Lansquenet There have been plenty of changes since Chocolat, but I still found myself loving this little village I really appreciated that Joanne Harris chose to explore the idea that beneath the surface of race, color, and beliefs, people are essentially the same It was also a good reminder that some people are not always what they seem The character of Ines, behind her veil, was presented to us with such depth I found myself feeling so grateful that she was part of [...]

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    25. Chocolat is one of my favourite books and Joanne Harris is one of my favourite authors Her novel Five Quarters of the Orange will always be listed in my top 5 favourite adult books However, when I heard that she had written another sequel to Chocolat, I didn t squeal with excitement and rush out to the bookshop straightaway, as I usually do when one of my favourite writers publishes a new book I did go to the bookshop and look at the book, wondering, weighing it in my hands The gorgeous cover sw [...]

    26. Chocolat, book three,.I ve been a fan of Joanne Harris for many years now though not of her newer Young Adult fantasy series , and another book in the Chocolat series is a treat I did wish I d read Lollipop Shoes The Girl with No Shadow before reading this book though, as there were definitely some gaps caused by jumping straight from Chocolat Unfortunately I didn t have time to read both before the discussion.The subject matter is highly topical, particularly in France, where it has been declar [...]

    27. I dont remember quite what I said, but I talked about community, and what it really means to belong and of the kindness of strangers, and of being in the darkness, watching the light from the windows of other people s homes and of being inside the whale, and of being a stranger in a foreign land Father Reynaud, p450.Peaches for Monsieur le Cure is an engaging, well crafted and deceptively easy read It is a book that explores both contemporary and universal themes with charm, humour, compassion a [...]

    28. Again, a great story of Vianne While I was reading this book, I kept thinking how much I missed losing myself in Vianne s world of magic, chocolate, peach jam, tolerance, accepting and loving people as they are The book has a great plot, which ended up unfolding in a way I wasn t expecting Also, I liked seeing things from the eyes of Father Francis too, and the things he faces makes the story exciting that you cannot put down the book till you see how things are going to end up Also, this book [...]

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