TITLE/AUTHOR: THE FRENCHMAN'S BRIDE by Rebecca Winters
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Romance/2004/185 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand-Alone
TIME/PLACE: Present/Paris, France
CHARACTERS: Hallie Linn/lay nun; Vincent Rolland/vintner
FIRST LINES: Reaching for a towel, Vincent Rolland stepped from the shower of his London hotel suite having made the decision to fly to Paris after his business lunch later in the day.
COMMENTS: Hallie Linn is only 25 but has seen much tragedy -- she is one of only a handful of survivors of a plane crash that ended the lives of her husband, his family & her family. After this she decides to devote her life to service and becomes a lay nun in preparation to taking her final vows. While working in Paris she meets two young students (twins, Paul & Monique). They are in their late teens and want to learn to speak English better -- the 3 quickly become fast friends. Paul's friendship develops into a major crush. Vincent, their father who resides at the vineyards in the countryside of France is apalled at Paul's romance and wants to stop this before it goes any further. Hallie of course is innocent and only sees Paul as a brother but Vincent jumps to conclusions and thinks she is after the family fortune. Vincent & Hallie are off to a very shaky start w/ many an obstacle. Sweet romance.