Chantal Chevalier is determined to win the interior design contract for Chateau Vauquelin, if only to stop wealthy hotelier Alex Kirkwood from destroying its magical splendour and turning the place into a bland playground for the rich and famous.
Alessandro ‘Alex’ Kirkwood has put all he has into the chance to turn the rundown chateau into a luxurious getaway just outside Paris. Son and heir to the Kirkwood Hotel Group, all eyes are on him—to either sink or swim.
When Chantal crosses his path instinct tells him not to get involved. Get rid of her, and focus on the end game. But something in the vivacious French interior designer calls to him.
As strange incidents at the chateau bring back memories Chantal has hidden away since she was a girl, Alessandro can’t help but be drawn into discovering the truth behind them.
French Restoration is a romance novel that is told in the third person. The chapters flew by. When I began reading it, I couldn’t put it down.
I found French Restoration to be well-written, detailed, but it is not too complex. The novel itself was easy to follow. The dialog also flowed well.
I liked the pacing of the first chapter, and as I continued reading, I was pleasantly surprised that the pacing was consistent throughout the novel.
I liked how Alessandro and Chantel interacted. Their relationship flowed naturally, and I am sure that housewives could picture themselves as Chantel. She is relatable.
On some of the french, I did have to open my translator program. I would have liked some kind of legend for the foreign language. However, it didn’t detract from the story.
I would recommend French Restoration to anyone who likes suspense. This is a good way to spend a rainy day.