The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
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The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson a Book Review

A book review by Mary-Jane Deeb of “The Lantern” by Deborah Lawrenson, Harper, New York, London, 2011. The Author Deborah Lawrenson is a British writer and journalist, issued of a diplomatic family, who spent her childhood travelling around the world, accompanying her parents and sister wherever they were posted. Before …

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Summer at the French Olive Grove
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Summer at the French Olive Grove a Novel by Sophie Claire

Sophie Claire writes uplifting emotional stories with their heart in Provence, where she spent her childhood summers. She is half French, half Scottish, was born in Africa and growing up in England, she felt she didn’t belong anywhere – except in the pages of a book. Perhaps this is why …

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French Cooking for Beginners
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French Cooking for Beginners a Kitchen Essential

A New French Cookbook In François de Mélogue’s second cookbook, French Cooking for Beginners, 75+ Classic Recipes to Cook like a Parisian, he invites you on a culinary journey through France. The book appeals to Francophiles and food lovers, but it’s Chef François’ humour and culinary tips that will snag …

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Books Recommended Holiday Reading List Provence
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Recommended Holiday Reading List from Provence

After all the December festivities, the holidays are a great time to disconnect from your e-devices and read. Whether you are searching for a gift or looking for a good book for yourself, these are some of our picks Holiday Reading List from Provence. Holidays Reads from Provence Discover the …

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Book Little Vineyard Provence Ruth Kelly
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Book Review: The Little Vineyard in Provence

Literary Escapism Sometimes you need an escapism book, and sometimes you need to escape. Author Ruth Kelly delivers both in her book The Little Vineyard in Provence, published in 2019. This novel is Ruth Kelly’s first book under her signature. However, she has ghostwritten several bestselling books. As a freelance …

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Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson
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Book Review: Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson

Maureen Emerson and her husband spent in the South of France for 22 years. Although, that had not been their original plan. Born in Britain, Maureen has travelled extensively and lived on several continents. They are settled back in the United Kingdom. However, she says that she misses friends in …

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

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 and Breakfast near Antibes. …

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

Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating figure. Learn about his time in a mental institution in Saint Remy de Provence with this book Starry Night, Van Gogh at the Asylum. Van Gogh in Saint Remy de Provence I have to admit that I didn’t really appreciate the works of Van …

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Winter House Sitting Provence Cannes Quiet Beach Jane Dunning
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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 Thirty-Five Minutes from St Tropez and its sequel Stolen Summer. Her experiences while house sitting in …

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