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The French Impressionist


Title: The French Impressionist

Author: Rebecca Bischoff

Release Date: December 6th 2016

Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

Format: ARC Ebook (from Netgalley)

Page Count:  250 pages

More info: Amazon, TBD and etc.

Rosemary is fifteen and gloriously free, on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for aspiring artists, she arrives in sunny southern France with a single goal: she doesn’t plan to leave, ever. She wants a new life, a new family, and a new identity. But her situation, crafted from lies big and small, is precarious.

Desperate to escape haunting images from her past and a stage one helicopter parent, Rosemary struggles to hide her lack of artistic talent and a communication disorder that has tormented her all her life. She believes her dream of a new start will come true, until she unwittingly finds herself enveloped in a decades-old mystery that threatens to ruin her only chance for success. Determined to stay, Rosemary must choose whether or not she’ll tell the biggest lie of all, even if it means destroying the life of someone she cares about.

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 INITIAL THOUGHTS: The blurb sounds really compelling! At fifteen, freedom was the only thing I longed for endlessly so I can relate. And omg the cover looks so bright and pretty! It’s off to a decent start.

THOUGHTS: The portrayal was told from Rosemary’s perspective and was composed well, in that, I trusted it was a 15 year old recounting the story. Notwithstanding, I just couldn’t associate with her. Something about her fair annoys and irritates me.Unfortunately, I started getting irritated with Rosemary’s character since she continued complaining and pointing out her “communication disorder”, through the book.

She’s picked a couple to remain with exclusively in light of the way that they lost their child and she wants to persuade them to let her stay there with them until the end of time. Her mom believes she’s in Arizona, her mom’s boyfriend believes she’s in Paris, and one and only individual knows where she truly is is her best friend, Jada. How could she have been able to she pull that off? I don’t get it.There was a little anticipation toward the end, yet the ending likewise felt somewhat sudden and forced. I can’t depict the dissatisfaction I had while perusing the entire thing. Once more, the commence sounded promising, yet the execution missed the mark.

FINAL THOUGHTS: The narrating gets convoluted and dull, the greater part of it drags, and I discovered Rosemary irritating a considerable measure of the time. I respect the creator for endeavoring to recount this story in first individual, yet it didn’t work for me. The closure is a positive one, however, truly, I’m not certain it was merited.

Plot – 10%

Characterization – 10%

Writing Style – 10%

Book Cover Relevance – 5%

Feels – 2%

Shareability – 5%

TOTAL – 32%

       This book was very underwhelming. It was a terrible boring read. I felt like reading it was a chore and definitely not a recommended read from me. I had to change my rating system for this. Worst book so far. Ugh. Totally not impressed. 

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