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Book: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux - 1948 - A Novella by C. JoyBell C.
There are those who say life is a pathway one paves with many things: time, space, questions, answers, desires, fulfillment, and loss. They believe we carefully arrange each for cause and consequence to give life order and structure. Life, however, provides an alternative outlook, where it lays its elements according to its own will. The pavement is not carefully arranged; rather the elements lay [...]
 
Book: Inspired by Paris - Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French by Jordan Phillips
Part travel narrative and part lifestyle guide, Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French is a must-read for anyone who's ever dreamed about traveling to or living in France. Author Jordan Phillips is a bona fide Francophile. Just show her a wedge of oozy French cheese or a slightly dilapidated Mansard roof, and she'll swoon every time. Before moving to New [...]
 
Book: A Kid's Guide to France by Jack L. Roberts
"A Kid's Guide to France" takes young readers on a fascinating trip to one of the oldest nation's on Earth and a leader in all aspects of culture - from fashion to food to literature. This easy-to-read book with its full-color photographs, informational charts and maps, and fun Did You Know facts is designed to bring France to life for young readers. A Kid's Guide to France is part of "A Kid's [...]
 
Book: Velvet and Topaz by Sharon Noble
When Caroline Benning's husband of 18 years divorces her on the eve of her 40th birthday, she is devastated. To boost her spirits, best friend Marjory treats Caroline to a month-long trip to England where they can indulge their long-held passion for Tudor history. History comes alive when the friends visit Hampton Court Palace, mingling with costumed reenactors populating the palace and the [...]
 
Book: A Very French Affair by Faith Mortimer
A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR - We've all seen those three little words...je t'aime ...but will this be the case for Margaret? When Margaret discovers her fiance is cheating on her, she leaves England in search of a new life and a new dream. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Margaret is determined to put romance out of her life and avoid forming personal ties. On the beautiful French south coast, Margaret [...]
 
Book: A Tainted Dawn - The Great War (1792-1815) by B. N. Peacock
August 1789. The Rights of Man. Liberty. Equality. Idealism. Patriotism. A new age dawns. And yet, old hostilities persist: England and Spain are on the brink of war. France, allied by treaty with Spain, readies her warships. Three youths - the son of an English carpenter, the son of a naval captain, and the son of a French court tailor - meet in London, a chance encounter that entwines their [...]
 
Book: The Frenchman's Daughters by Paul Sinkinson
The daughters of a French railway engineer are thrown together, with a number of British and French soldiers, in the aftermath and turmoil of events that followed the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940. Following an emotional and traumatic escape from the advancing German forces they arrive in England. As a result of their experiences, and the manner that they combated the Nazi regime, the three sisters, [...]
 
Book: The French Letter King by Thea Hartley
Tommy Horton arrived in Merthyr Tydfil in 1900, from the pit village of Sengenydd, determined to make his fortune. He became a costermonger, ventured into scrap metal and pawn broking; spent time in jail; started a boxing stable; bought a football club and, his greatest achievement, opened a rubber factory to make "French letters." Tom led a colourful life, which was reflected in both [...]
 
Book: Our frugal summer in Charente - An Expat's Kitchen Garden Journal by Sarah Jane Butfield
NEW SECOND EDITION - OCTOBER 2016 - Our Frugal Summer In Charente: An Expat's Kitchen Garden Journal - nominated as one of the 'Top 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading' in the Read Freely Awards 2015. Amazon Reader Review quote: "5 stars for Our frugal summer. I am a foodie!! .loved this book inciting her frugal lifestyle, with superb recipes and life in charente. a must read. by angela." Meet [...]
 
Book: Secrets of The French Letter King (The 'French Letter' trilogy Book 2) by Thea Hartley
This is the second book in the "French Letter" trilogy. At first, I only intended to write the one book "The French Letter King", which was a biography about my grandfather, Tommy 'Tom' Horton and which also introduced his son, Ron, my father. However, following its publication and good reception by readers, I was asked to write a sequel, as people wanted to know what happened next? I carried out [...]
 
Book: A Plane Tree in Provence by Arlene Rains Graber
Five women, four young forty-year-old plus one matron or sixty-one, take a life-changing three-week holiday to Provence, France. Each is anxious to escape from their robotic lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Adventures and conflicts emerge as the five wind their way through Provence and conclude each day around the large plane tree at their rented farmhouse, with spirited conversation and a [...]
 
Book: French Illusions - My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley by Linda Kovic-Skow
"This is an engaging read, all the more because it is true." -Patricia Sands, award-winning author of The Promise of Provence She told a futile lie. She knew she would be caught. It's 1979 and twenty-one-year-old Linda needs to learn a language fast in order to fulfill her dream of becoming an international flight attendant. Broke yet determined, she pushes aside feelings of guilt, pretends to [...]
 
Book: City of Spirits (French Quarter Mystery Book 2) by Eric Wilder
PERFECT MIXTURE OF MYSTERY AND THE PARANORMAL - In the most haunted city on earth, no one disregards the supernatural, especially during the madness of Mardi Gras. P.I. Wyatt Thomas has a rich new client that wants him to prove he isn't a passeblanc a person of black heritage attempting to pass as white. Wyatt falls hard for the man's daughter, a supermodel named Desire with a twin sister and a [...]
 
Book: Big Easy (French Quarter Mystery Book 1) by Eric Wilder
PERFECT MIXTURE OF MYSTERY, SUSPENSE AND THE PARANORMAL. In the most haunted city on earth, police can't afford to disregard the supernatural. When it becomes apparent to N.O.P.D. homicide detective Tony Nicosia that the recent killing of panhandlers is related to voodoo, he turns to the one person he knows that can help him Wyatt Thomas, the French Quarter's favorite private investigator. [...]
 
Book: Primal Creatures (French Quarter Mystery Book 3) by Eric Wilder
PERFECT MIXTURE OF MYSTERY AND THE PARANORMAL - In the most haunted city on earth, no one disregards the supernatural, especially P.I. Wyatt Thomas and his business partner voodoo mambo Mama Mulate. When a famous movie producer hires Wyatt to investigate a heinous death on an island resort for actors, artists, and writers, he thinks he's earned a paid vacation. Strange monks, Cajun werewolves, [...]
 
Book: The Fall Of The French Letter King (The 'French Letter' trilogy Book 3) by Thea Hartley
This is the final book in the "French Letter" trilogy. The haunting story of the third generation of Hortons. Ron goes into decline as his business fails and his daughter Thea tries to overcome the traumas and abuse which shape her life. A story of heartache, tragic secrets, and the courage to fight back against all odds. This book also provides an insight into the rubber factory and the culture [...]
 
Book: Baudelaire's Revenge - A Novel by Bob Van Laerhoven
Winner of the Hercule Poirot Prize for Best Crime Novel - Winner of the USA Best Book Award 2014 in the category Fiction: mystery/suspense "A decadent tale. Commissioner Lefevre's philosophical discussions with artists and poets and a creepy Belgian dwarf are fascinating."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review It is 1870, and Paris is in turmoil. As the social and political turbulence [...]
 
Book: Hills of the Tigers by Richard French
An artist rises above war and the perils of a competitive city to find love and do work that stands out. "The Hills of the Tigers" takes place in two different environments. In the even-numbered chapters, the painter Carl Norberg writes about his experiences as a soldier in the American army during a war in an Asian nation called Kulon. He decided when he was in high school that he wanted to work [...]
 
Book: Secret of The Big Easy by Robin Marie Murphy
While visiting New Orleans for a conference, Marie Bartek and her friends decide to stay another week to do some sightseeing. After Marie has a vision of a murder, their vacation turns into a crime investigation. From the police, Marie and her friends learn that the woman she saw in her vision has been murdered. After another similar vision, Marie and the SIPS team find themselves deep in the [...]
 
Book: The Pilhannaw by Richard French
Late in his life, a 17th century governor works to free his colony from a blast of witchcraft hysteria Mid-17th century North America. Simon Willoughby, who has been governor of Sagadac for most of its 19-year existence, takes on the greatest challenge of his life when he decides to thwart a wave of witchcraft hysteria that washes through the colony. He faces a powerful opponent.. Hugh Ridley, [...]
 
Book: Violet Shadows by Melanie Rose
"Melanie Rose delivers, once again...and writes prose as if playing classical music." --Katherine Owen, Author of Seeing Julia, Not To Us, and When I See You She entered Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1943, seeking only a worthy death in the service of a noble cause. She did not expect that her quest for death would, in the end, teach her how to live.
 
Book: Pata-Pata [soft footsteps] by Temba Magorimbo
It all goes wrong from the moment Sandra decides to assist her mentor and fellow former co-worker Stephanie who is catering for a Couples Fellowship. They met in teacher's college, graduated in separate years but formed a strong bond. They all taught Home Economics at high school. Stephanie has to sell her business at all costs with Sandra's assistance. She trusts Sandra a lot. The fellowship [...]
 
Book: Flawless (Jewel of the Night) by Jana Richards
Jewels of the Night Series - France, 1942. The world is at war. The Nazis have stolen the infamous blue diamond, Le Coeur Bleu, intending to barter it for weapons that will destroy the Allies. Jewel thief Hunter Smith is given a choice: help the French Resistance steal back the diamond and avenge the death of his best friend, or stay locked up in an English prison. He chooses revenge. Resistance [...]
 
Book: Little Boygium - Wonderful Experience by Joel Savage
"Little Boygium, Wonderful Experience" reveals how Joel endures nearly impossible challenges while simultaneously juggling a forklift driving course and writing books. He calls these tough moments "the wonderful experience." A brilliant book written by a writer, an adventurer, and a storyteller, "Little Boygium, Wonderful Experience" is an incredible book of inspiration and encouragement to [...]
 
Book: The Opinionists by Richard French
A Team of Film-makers: A 17th Century Controversy and the Woman at the Center of it - This novel takes place in two time periods - the mid-20th century and almost 300 years before in a fictional English colony in the new world called Sagadac. The veteran director Vincent Adair hopes to reinvigorate his career by making a movie about a theological controversy that spread through Sagadac in the [...]
 
Book: The Nun Rubbed by Rasheed Rambler
Valerie born in an orthodox Roman Catholic family of a French Alpine farmer becomes a nun, pursues a pious life and when she comes to her farm on a holiday an adopted boy of her father rape her by blackmail in the absence of her parents. She conceives and has to abort her child secretly. Her sin leaked and the church excommunicates her. Ashamed, she goes to Paris without informing anyone and [...]
 
Book: Brief Lives by Richard French
An entertainer gets into serious trouble & strives to recover. Decades later, actors stage a play about him. Bosworth Hooper is a fictional entertainer - a stage magician, stand-up comic, songwriter - who lived in the mid-19th century and got into serious trouble after ambition led him to stray from his vocation. "Brief Lives" answers the question, "Can Hooper hold together the family he loves [...]
 
Book: I Stood With Wellington by James Mace
"Up Guards and at them!" In February, 1815, after nine months in exile, Napoleon Bonaparte, the deposed Emperor of the French, escaped from the Isle of Elba. Seizing the initiative while the European powers bicker amongst themselves at the Congress of Vienna, Napoleon advances towards Belgium with an enormous army. The French Emperor knows that if he can achieve a decisive victory and capture [...]
 
Book: Loving Therèse (LaCasse) by Ju Ephraime
Foxx LaCasse is a player, on and off the field, until he met Therese. He's athletic, handsome and hot-blooded, with vengeance on his mind. Therese is an intensely passionate English woman, who refuses to follow convention and chose instead to select her man from the natives of the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Foxx LaCasse. When she began to receive threatening notes, asking her to stay [...]
 
Book: Sinister Presence by Steven French, Brianna Carlisle
Imagine, if you will, a place where all your darkest dreams and greatest fears - manifest into reality. Think of abandoned urban streets, shrouded by rain and fog, where nightmare creatures prowl the everlasting night in search of human prey. Picture a desolate world ruled by petty and despotic gods who toy with the lives - of mortals as if they were nothing more than disposable pawns in a cruel [...]
 
Book: Guy Ridley by Richard French
A Creative Bookseller Deals With Problems that Threaten his Sanity - Guy Ridley, in his late fifties, runs a second-hand bookstore near an urban university in the American Midwest. He understands academic procedures and might have been a scholar and teacher himself, but now he walks along a parallel road that no academic would take. Devoted to Cervantes' novel Don Quixote, he writes short stories [...]
 
Book: Pirates or Patriots (The Bradford Chronicles) by L. D. Watson
"The only disappointing thing about the story is that I reached the last page." - Rob Jones - In the spring of 1814 young Ephraim Bradford lands in America hoping to begin a new life, free from the horrors of the Napoleonic war. But his plans are altered when he when he is drawn into a new war along with the pirate, Jean Lafitte and Andrew Jackson, not to mention the girl who steals his heart. [...]
 
Book: Dawn's Revenge by LD Sledge
Dawn's Revenge is a thriller set in the New Orleans French Quarter. Jack Chandler, a struggling young lawyer who takes every case that comes in the door, learns that his housekeeper's beautiful teenage daughter has been brutally raped and murdered by a ring of child molesters. The powerful sheriff of Orleans Parish condones the crime and attempts to silence Jack, who seeks to get justice in spite [...]
 
Book: The Nightsongs of Arthur Goodbody by Richard French
A Minor Devil Assails a Young Widower who Hopes for New Life - Arthur Goodbody, a young poet and museum guard, recovers slowly from the death of his beloved wife Laura. As he makes plans to resume a full, active life, a minor devil, Mr. Octavius, assaults him and makes promises that strike at Arthur's vulnerability. Arthur complies with Octavius's wishes and resists him at the same time. He [...]
 
Book: Don't You Wish Your Momma Could Cook Like Mine? by Colleen H. Robley Blake
Book Synopsis: When Alex's mom yells, "Come and eat!" he turns in the other direction and tries to retreat. Young Alex will do anything to get out of eating what his mother cooks. Read along and laugh as Alex eats food that doesn't agree with him just so he can spare his well-intentioned mother's feelings in Don't You Wish Your Momma Could Cook Like Mine? Children will see Alex's point of view as [...]
 
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