Book Reviews And Interviews

SEARCHING for FAMILY and TRADITIONS at the FRENCH TABLE BOOK TWO 

Written by on July 9, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
SEARCHING for FAMILY and TRADITIONS at the FRENCH TABLE BOOK TWO 

SEARCHING for FAMILY and TRADITIONS at the FRENCH TABLE BOOK TWO by Carole Bumpus. An amazing culinary adventure through north-west France. This book is so many things, a travelogue, a memoir, but most of all a wonderful celebration French gastronomy. I loved Carole Bumpus’ first book in this series. A celebration of French food, traditions and […]

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Paris, Part Time by Lisa Baker Morgan

Written by on July 9, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Paris, Part Time by Lisa Baker Morgan

Lisa Baker Morgan, the author of this memoir is a talented and accomplished woman on several levels. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Southern California. She has a Juris Doctorate and a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She’s an author and has a travel […]

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Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

Written by on June 10, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

This book is truly a celebration of the south of France, its land and seascapes, people, gastronomy, and traditions. When American author Gayle met Ralph, it was love at first sight. When Ralph was offered a job in Heidelberg, Germany, they decided to marry. The move to Germany gave them easy access to France. They […]

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Planète Gascogne by Perry Taylor

Written by on June 8, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Planète Gascogne by Perry Taylor

Gascony is like a planet where time has stood still… thus starts Perry Taylor’s latest book of drawings. Every page presents a snapshot of life in the beautiful rural countryside and medieval villages of South West France, in the area known as Gascony. Like his previous three books, Planète Gascogne has a ‘feel good’ factor, […]

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Review of Alignment by Tracy Chollet

Written by on May 16, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of Alignment by Tracy Chollet

A wonderful contemporary romance set in beautiful Carnac, Brittany. Tracy Chollet, the author of this award-winning beautiful work of contemporary fiction brings to life the true beauty of its setting, Carnac in Brittany, and its legendary standing stones which give it the title of the biggest megalithic site in Europe. This lovely seaside town and […]

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Winter in the City of Light by Sue Harper

Written by on December 13, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Winter in the City of Light by Sue Harper

After years having a successful career in Canada, retirement ought to have been something the author, Sue Harper should have looked forward to. However, work-life has structure and purpose; what would life be like without it? Sue’s partner Bonnie, an artist who retired 6 month earlier, was happily enjoying the opportunities this stage in her […]

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Review of Le Glitch by Philip Ogley

Written by on November 20, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of Le Glitch by Philip Ogley

I have got to start this review by saying that if you are looking for a book about ‘real’ French life, told from an unusual angle, and which will have you laughing your socks off, then this is the book for you! I also have to add that it was so good that most of […]

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Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table by Carole Bumpus

Written by on August 6, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table by Carole Bumpus

Part culinary memoir and part travelogue, Carole Bumpus gathered this compilation of intimate interviews, conversations, stories, and traditional family recipes in the kitchens of French families as she travelled throughout France. Reading Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table you’ll join her as she explores Champagne caves/wineries and historic cathedrals, local farmers’ markets, […]

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Are we french yet by Keith Van Sickle

Written by on May 21, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Are we french yet by Keith Van Sickle

A series of of short vignettes details the lives of Keith and Val, a couple of Americans living a double life. Half the year they’re in Silicon Valley, California and the other half they spend in St Remy de Provence, France. After several years of to-ing and fro-ing, learning French, making friends and really digging […]

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Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell | Book review

Written by on May 3, 2019 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell | Book review

Claude Monet, the impressionist painter is one of the most famous artists that ever lived. Many people visit his house and beautiful gardens at Giverny, in Normandy, and fall in love with the artistry present in the garden’s beauty. I, like many, associate him with his famous paintings of the lily ponds there. When I […]

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