Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted
Henry Bartolozzi was the love of Heidi’s life and her soul mate. They fell in love quickly while culinary students, married, and doted on each other and their son, Abbott, as they established and operated a bakery together where Heidi gained a reputation as a wedding cake artist and pastry chef extraordinaire.
But their happiness was tragically short-lived.
It has been two years since Henry’s death in a motor vehicle accident left Heidi bereft, uninterested in the business, and constantly losing everything from her keys to the lid to the toothpaste to her other shoe. Abbott has, since his father’s death, has turn into an eight-year-old germophobe with separation anxiety. To keep his father’s memory alive, Heidi tells him “Henry stories.”
Heidi’s sister, Elysius, is finally marrying her live-in boyfriend of eight years, David, a successful artist. David’s daughter, Charlotte, is a sixteen-year-old rebel who is sulking, rather than focusing upon studying for the upcoming SAT. Heidi’s mother, meanwhile, has received upsetting news from France on the morning of the wedding: The family home in Provence that she loves has suffered damage as a result of a kitchen fire set by overflow guests from the bed and breakfast inn operated next door by her childhood friend, Veronique.