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BookWorm Wednesday

I am a bookworm and despite having lived in France since 2004 I like nothing better than devouring books on a French theme; books about France, books set in France, books about living in France or traveling in France, I love to read them all. 

Most Wednesdays I review a book on a French theme for my #BookWormWednesday feature. If you have written a book that you would like me to read and review please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.
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  1. What a terrifice blog with great titles! Glad to meet you!

  2. Thank you, great to meet you too!

  3. What a lovely blog. I am a bit of a Francophile myself, having spent time in Paris and Perpignan. But my recent novel is set in southern Italy. Might I perhaps interest you in reviewing it? Here is a blurb:


    "High noon in a place where the sun-dial throws no shadow. High noon in a place named for this precise hour of day. Mezzogiorno: middle-day. As strange to her as Middle Earth. . . ."

    Sophia Corbellini arrives in the June heat with one suit-case, no return ticket, a smattering of Italian, and only a vague notion of her roots. She is twenty-six and a stranger to her body, prompted by circumstances to take refuge here in the south-eastern extremity of the Italian "boot," in a city whose beauty and antiquity speak to her on levels that she herself cannot fathom.

    One voice she hears clearly: the traditional music of the region. Primitive, uncanny, and infectious, the music and the legends in which it is enmeshed find embodiment in a beautiful dance instructor and musician named Vittorio, along with a tambourine with enigmatic marks on its skin. Will unraveling the history of the tambourine--and succumbing to her fascination with the one who best plays it--help her exorcise the memories that haunt her? Will its rhythms heal her, or only resurrect the anguish of her predecessors, those generations of women "bitten" by the passions their culture denied them?

    1. Hi Celia, thanks for contacting me, it does sound a lovely book, but I really do only review books on a French theme for my blog, so sorry.

  4. Hi Jacqueline. Just come across your name on Book Tweeting Services pages. I have written the first two parts of a trilogy, much of the story line being based in France, and would love for you to take a look at them for me. I'm quite happy to refund any costs. Full details are at

    1. Hello Glyn, I would be interested in reading and reviewing your books. Please can you email me thank you, Jacqui

  5. I love your blog. I'd just recently self published a novel "Oasis Mind"( I was hoping that you could possibly write a review for me. You can email me at ( if you would like to know more.

  6. I thought I'd read a lot of books on France but you have added so many more!
    Others I've enjoyed have been the two follow ups to Karen Wheeler's Tout Sweet: Tout Allure and Tout Soul.
    The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers ( a novel).
    A Summer in Limousin by Patrick R Faure
    Bon Courage by Richard Wiles.
    Originally we intended to move to Brittany and that was a hole other set of books, titles long since forgotten.
    Now, I'm off to the library

    1. Some of those are on my to read list/bookshelf but I'm off to check out A Summer in Limousin so thanks for that. I can't get enough of books set in France and find new ones every day!


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