Death Avignon Book Review
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Death in Avignon a Book Review

Murder-Mystery in Provence Death in Avignon is the second in a series of murder-mysteries by co-author team Serena Kent. After the crazy Murder in Provence introduction to her new village and home, expat Penelope Kite is finally settling into a comfortable rhythm in St Merlot. She continues to improve her …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Patricia Sands Book: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Just Published It was a pleasure to read an advance copy of A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes, the latest book by Patricia Sands. This novella is the second in a series about Katherine (Kat) and Philippe’s new home (Villa des Violettes), and soon to be Bed …

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Read Book Van Gogh Starry Night
Ashley TinkerBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book to Read: Starry Night, Van Gogh at the Asylum

By Ashley Tinker: Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating figure. Learn about his time in a mental institution in Saint Remy de Provence with this book “.” Van Gogh in Saint Remy de Provence I have to admit that I didn’t really appreciate the works of Van Gogh before I moved …

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Winter House Sitting Provence Cannes Quiet Beach Jane Dunning
Guest PostStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Winter is Perfect for House Sitting in Provence

In this guest post (below) by author Jane Dunning, she shares her thoughts on why winter is a great time to visit (and house sit) in Provence. Jane is the author of two novels “” and its sequel “.” Her experiences while house sitting in Provence with her husband inspired …

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Book Keith Van Sickle Book Are We French Yet
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Book Keith Van Sickle Asks, “Are We French Yet?”

Keith Van Sickle just published his second book, “Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence.” In a word the book is delightful. Please scroll to the bottom for giveaway details. Author Keith Van Sickle Few couples in Silicon Valley (or anywhere) would take a leap of faith …

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First Noël Patricia Sands
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Holiday Reading The First Noël by Patricia Sands

Published at the end of November, The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes is the first novella in a three-part series by Patricia Sands. The First Noël with its holiday theme is a chance to reconnect with the characters from the Love in Provence series or dive into the story …

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Virginia Johnson's Travels French Riviera
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Virginia Johnson’s Travels Through the French Riviera

French Riviera an Artistic Book Whether you have been to the French Riviera countless times or have always dreamed of the place, Virginia Johnson’s “Travels Through the French Riviera” is an insider’s guide from an artist’s perspective. Johnson is a Canadian designer and illustrator, and her book is a compilation …

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First Noël Patricia Sands
Books on ProvenceKeith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & Culture

Christmas in Provence New Book by Author Patricia Sands

Book Review: The First Noël Kat, Philippe and the gang from the  three-book series are back, in a delightful new novella from Patricia Sands, The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes. Kat and Philippe are looking forward to their first Christmas together at the villa, and what should be a …

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France Book Berets Baguettes
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMargo Lestz

New France Book: Berets, Baguettes, and Beyond

By Margo Lestz: I’m happy to announce that my new book, Berets, Baguettes, and Beyond: Curious Histories of France is out now. Just in time for the holidays! If there’s someone on your gift list who loves France, maybe this book would fill the bill. is a collection of stories from my blog …

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Love Stories Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Club Finds! Love Stories Inspired by Provence

Provence Love Stories A budding romance, a Provencal setting and voila – a love story. The following list of books only begins to scratch the surface of the popular women’s fiction genre. However, these are authors we recommend as they write beautifully, inviting you into the lifestyle in the South …

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