Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dreaming of France -- Books Set in France

Thank you for joining this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

Christmas is less than a week away and maybe it's time to think about buying some books set in France. I've read a number of fun books set in France and I'd love to share a little bit about them.

I just began The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns and I'll be reviewing it for FranceBookTours.
Amy and her friend spent hours planning a someday trip to Paris as the friend suffered through cancer. After her friend dies and she feels numb in her marriage, she decides to take the someday trip while her husband is away on business.
I can't imagine the adventure she'll have. The novel is available on Amazon $4.99 Kindle version and $11.99 paperback.

I recently finished reading The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain, and it was almost as good as the previous book I read by him, The Red Notebook.  In a brasserie in Paris, Daniel has lunch next to President Mitterand. When
Mitterand forgets his hat, Daniel keeps it and finds his life is changing as the hat gives him added confidence. When he loses the hat on the train, a young woman finds it and discovers the hat helps her take control of her life. You can see where this is going, but there's a hook at the end too. A lovely trip inside French life.
The book is available on Amazon Kindle for $8.79 and paperback for $9.71.

Another book set in France that I read was Fa-La-Llama-La by Stephanie Dagg. This romantic comedy follows British Noelle who is down on her luck, having recently lost her fiance and her job. She takes a pet-sitting job in France to care for some llamas. Troubles ensue, here. The book is available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.
but rewards come in the form of an Australian man who recently bought the property where she is pet sitting. I reviewed the book

Of course, if you're considering a book set in France, I'd love it if you'd check out Paris Runaway by me. When divorced mom Sadie Ford
realizes her 17-year-old daughter Scarlett has run away to Paris all she can imagine are terrorist bombings and sex slaves. After learning her daughter chased a French exchange student home, Sadie hops on the next plane in pursuit. She joins forces with the boy’s father, Auguste, and the two attempt to find the missing teens. The chase takes Sadie and Auguste to the seedier side of Marseille, where their own connection is ignited. It's available on Kindle for $5.99 or paperback for $16. You can find reviews of Paris Runaway on France Books Tours.

Another book on my list is But You Are in France, Madame by Catherine Berry. An Australian family
moves to France and has to learn to adjust. Berry tells the story of her family as they come to love France in spite of the travails they face there.
The book is available on Amazon Kindle for $4.99 or paperback for $19.99.

How bout you? Have you read a good book set in France? Would you recommend it? Please share with us and I wish you a Merry Christmas. I hope you'll join us for Dreaming of France next Monday.

Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France. Please leave your name and blog address in Mr. Linky below, and leave a comment letting me know what  you think about my love affair with France, or your own passion for the country and its people and cultures. Also consider visiting the blogs of others who play along so we can all share the love.


Sim Carter said...

The Presidents Hat sounds very intriguing, and of course, I'm a big fan of all three of your books set in France! You'll notice I have two posts. One is the planned post, a link to part 3 of the story of my trip to France with my sister in 1973. As you know I've been recording them for my podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud and have you to thank for the inspiration.
The other link is to a post I wrote for Dreaming of France back in 2012! The post is about one of my favorite books set in France, Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan. It went on to become a film starring David Niven, Jean Seberg and Deborah Kerr.

joyeux Noël!

Paulita said...

Sim, Can't wait to listen to your latest installment. I think I've heard of Bonjour Tristesse. I'll check it out.

our life in france said...

I wish I could read books but I never have been able to I never get passed the first page and I am asleep but they all sound really good, Christmas is nearly here and of course my dear John's birthday on Christmas day so we tend to try and celebrate that for his sake, have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year x

Paulita said...

Roz, I can't imagine being able to read books. That's my favorite way to travel. Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France.

Paulita said...

Roz, I meant, I can't imagine NOT being able to read books.

Philippe F. said...

Paulita : nous avions tous corrigé avant vous !!! Vous êtes une si grande amoureuse des livres qu' on ne peut pas vous imaginer un jour sans lire ( ou écrire... ).// Paulita : we had all corrected before you done it!!! You are such a great books lover that we cannot imagine you one day without reading ( or writing...). Joyeux Noël: Merry Christmas from Lyon.

Anonymous said...

Paulita, I have been completely absent from Blogger for many weeks and have just found this post. A belated thank-you for the reference. I hope that your plans are coming along smoothly and that you are enjoying the anticipation of the adventure to come. bon courage !

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