Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie is the story of how my hubby, Ralph, and I stumbled upon Provence while living and working in Germany and how we’ve made it home—plus 22 keys to making a French dream come true.

Over two decades, we flirted with France, trying to decide which region we loved more–Alsace, Burgundy or Provence. The sunny southern region won our hearts in the end. First we shacked up with France in Aix-en-Provence and then five years ago, we moved to Saint-Remy-de-Provence at the foot of the craggy Les Alpilles mountain range. Along the way, we cracked the codes on living life at lunch, the chocolate chip cookies effect on bureaucrats, keeping our auto on all fours and appreciating the rarest views–from Saint Jean-de-Luz to Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

“Engaging memoir,” writes FRANCE magazine, April 2018.  

(4 out of 5 stars)


Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie

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Passion for Provence

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