Feb 11, 2012

New Feature: Short Story Saturday | The French Maid by Sabrina Jeffries

Title: The French Maid
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Pages: 30 (E-Book)
Source: iBooks (Free)

Summary: Lady Eleanor Langston has a problem: her husband Henry, prime-minister-in-the-making, is too caught up in his work to notice her. Despite her involvement in his various public appearances, she feels shut out of his life, especially with their one-year anniversary looming. When Henry hires a highly recommended French lady’s maid without consulting her, Eleanor’s anger can't be contained—until she meets her. With Babette’s help, Eleanor arms herself with the one weapon that will make Henry notice her as a woman—her inner siren.

Thoughts: The French Maid turned out to be a delightful short read that I am glad I decided to download. Babette, the French maid, is hired by Henry and instantly sets out to fix Eleanor up to win her husband over. Poor Eleanor has felt neglected the year of her marriage but has never had the courage to do too anything about it, while Henry has meant to interact with her more but makes more excuses than actual time to do so.

We don't really know exactly what Babette does to Eleanor but she is, what seems magically, changed and finally really noticed by her husband, who is usually too caught up with his work to pay much attention to her. A few troubles ensue between them in such few pages though, but I don't want to spoil the story, so I will leave you with that!

We don't learn too much about the characters because of the short length, which is disappointing a bit and Babette really remains a mystery throughout the whole story, leaving us wanting to learn more about her. It is definitely a cute romance about marriage though, that I was happy to read right before sleeping.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 
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