The Frenchman by Lise McClendon

  This is the fifth book in Lise McClendon’s series about the five Bennett sisters. Merle, our Elizabeth equivalent, is the main character, and out of the five impressive sisters she’s probably the strongest. But her strength is tested in this book. She works for a legal aid company and is about to take a… Continue reading The Frenchman by Lise McClendon

The Winemaker Detectives are back: Requiem in Yquem

Ironically, having to rush down to Bordeaux due to a family crisis has made me late taking part in the France Book Tours virtual tour for the latest in the Winemaker Detective series, in which Bordeaux has previously featured. Events were entirely beyond my control but here I am now, a little late and still… Continue reading The Winemaker Detectives are back: Requiem in Yquem

A Llama and a Fox: extract from Total Immersion

Another #SampleSunday, another extract from my forthcoming ‘Total Immersion: Ten Years in France’. We’re in March 2009, and we get to meet our first home-born baby llama and Chris has a very close encounter with a fox. We’d moved Gabby, the mother llama, into a stable so she’d be warm and cosy when delivery time… Continue reading A Llama and a Fox: extract from Total Immersion

A chilly extract from ‘Total Immersion’

Now that the first draft of Haircuts, Hens and Homicide is in the bag, I’ve been able to return to part Deux of my memoir of our lives in France, Total Immersion. To whet your appetites here’s an extract from the chapter ‘2012: The Year of the Pig’. The Big Freeze of 2017 is going… Continue reading A chilly extract from ‘Total Immersion’

Peloton of Two by Andrew Bowie: upbeat, enjoyable romcom

I came across this book via Twitter (so take heart, indie authors, it does pay to Tweet regularly about your books!) and I’m so pleased I did. As a keen cyclist I was immediately attracted by the inclusion of ‘peloton’ in the title. Actually, I liked all of the catchy title with its alliteration, rhythm… Continue reading Peloton of Two by Andrew Bowie: upbeat, enjoyable romcom

Paris Runaway by Paulita Kincer: a runaway success

I’m a big fan of Paulita Kincer’s novels, and I honestly think this is her best yet. It’s an exciting story that takes us from Florida to Paris and Marseilles as Sadie tries to find her runaway daughter, Scarlett. Sadie is still healing after an unpleasant divorce and has been neglecting herself and devoting all… Continue reading Paris Runaway by Paulita Kincer: a runaway success