Title: Isn't It Romantic?
Author: Ron Hansen
Year of Publication: 2004
First Line: "America was Natalie's idea."
Summary: Touring America was Natalie's idea. But she had not planned on being accompanied on a cross-country bus by her playboy fiance, Pierre. Nor had they anticipated being stranded in Seldom, Nebraska, population 395.
But that is exactly what happens to this French couple, and they quickly find themselves being taken in by the obliging citizens of Seldom: Natalie by Mrs. Christiansen, a retired high school teacher who runs a rooming house for women, and Pierre by Owen, a gas station owner and ambitious winemaker in an unlikely part of the world.
And here, also, the separated couple becomes enchanted by the locals. Natalie is soon being wooed by Dick Tupper, a handsome and honest rancher. Pierre falls quickly for Iona, a beautiful, no-nonsense waitress at the local diner.
In this charming entertainment, mistaken identities, botched schemes, and hilarious misunderstandings abound as Parisian sophistication collides with the af
Source: Back/Inside of book
Review: None of the characters in this book were likeable. The plot was underdeveloped and there were too many characters to keep track of in such a short piece. I found the situations to be unrealistic for the characters and their personalities. Honestly, I have very little to say about this novel. It was very disappointing and I'm glad it took less than half-a-day to read it.
Worst part: The characters were obnoxious.
Best part: I can't think of a single thing.
Other Books by This Author: Various, which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Ron-Hansen/e/B000AR9NZG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
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