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breakfast at a French hotel
As with all Cadell books, there is a lot of sarcastic repartee and actually finishing a sentence without interruption is rare (which I like – books where people go on for paragraphs without pausing are so unrealistic). The leisurely sections in France contrast to chaotic episodes back in Crossford where unexpected guests turn up to disrupt Laura’s peaceful existence. She puts up with it patiently while she waits for Finch to untangle himself from his fiancé and Jess, used to breaking up with her men, finally finds one who ignores her and decides he is the one.
While nothing is as amusing as the trilogy about the Wayne family, every Cadell is entertaining and relaxing. Of course, it turns out that, contrary to popular belief, the Seton sisters are the marrying kind. While Cadell's plots are predictable, the reader isn't always sure how she'll get there, which is part of the fun.
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Source: Library. If you are a Cadell fan, have you read this one?