The Matchmaker of Perigord by Julia Stuart

The Matchmaker of Périgord

In the village of Amour-sur-Belle good food is far easier to find than true love. When one of its lovelorn citizens turns matchmaker lives will never the same. Will barber turned Guillaume Ladoucette’s mismatched matchmaking help the village or is everyone bound to be alone forever?

The lovelorn matchmaker, the obsessive dentist and a council member terrified of dealing with the locals are a few of the quirky characters. The dates and village events are gently humorous. Descriptions of meals and village history give Amour-sue-Belle a feel of quirky uniqueness. The Matchmaker of Perigord could be a good match for a reader looking for quirky characters, a book in which food takes a part, romance and/or a setting of a small French town.

Want other books that, like The Matchmaker of Perigord, feature love, food and a rural setting?

A cheese making farm is filled with quirky characters, cheese making and romance in  Blessed are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch.

A widow opens a chocolate shop and turns life upside down in a France village in  Chocolat by Joanne Harris.

Books such as Michael Payle’s A Year in Provenceprovide a nonfiction portrayal of rural life in France.

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