Tag Archives: France

Bon Courage by Ken McAdams

Subtitled Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France, McAdams pens an interesting and honest memoir of a newly married couple renovating a home in a French mountain village. I was surprised at some of the poor reviews on … Continue reading

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In A Dark Wood Wandering by Hella Haasse

According to the Goodreads description of this book: “This novel exemplifies historical fiction at its best; the author’s meticulous research and polished style bring the medieval world into vibrant focus. Set during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453), the narrative creates … Continue reading

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An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris

Based on the true life “Dreyfus Affair,” An Officer and a Spy is a historical fiction account of a man falsely convicted of treason in 1895 Paris.  In the aftermath of a defeat to the German army, France finds itself outraged … Continue reading

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The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker

When the book opens, Lydia Dean, receives a rare walk-in client to the London auction house in which she works.  Major Phillip Manners presents a piece of rock with a painting of a bull on it, they both understand this … Continue reading

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Five Quarters Of The Orange by Joanne Harris

The author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris, presents a mesmerizing work of historical fiction with Five Quarters of the Orange.  Framboise Simon (nee Dartigen) returns to her home village in France to set up an eatery using her mother’s recipes.  The … Continue reading

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Napoleon: A Life by Paul Johnson

If you are looking for a concise biography on the great military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, Paul Johnson’s book fits the bill nicely.  From Napoleon’s early life in Corsica, his military training in France, and ultimately his rise to power, Johnson … Continue reading

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Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland is an American author who incorporates her passion for art into her novels.  With Lisette’s List, we are transported to Provence during World War II, where Lisette and her husband arrive from Paris in order to care for … Continue reading

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