Dinner for One book cover.

Summer Reads: Dinner for One

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be sharing book recommendations –  a series of “not just cookbooks”. For Summer Reads this week, I’ve got a story that’s close to my heart. Moving to Paris is something so many people dream about. Moving to Paris and falling in love is the ultimate … Read more

Cover of "The Chateau" by Catherine Cooper.

Summer Reads: The Chateau

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be sharing book recommendations –  a series of “not just cookbooks”. For this week’s Summer Reads pick, I’ve got a “twisty thriller” by Catherine Cooper – the author of The Chalet which was part of Summer Reads last year. From the publisher: They thought it … Read more

Book cover of The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley.

Summer Reads: The Paris Apartment

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be sharing book recommendations –  a series of “not just cookbooks”. Welcome to Summer Reads 2022! Typically the books I review on this site are cookbooks but in the summer I like to share some books that are perfect to read on the beach, the … Read more

Book cover of Toujours la France by Janine Marsh

French Fridays: Toujours la France (Living the Rural Dream in France)

Hello and Happy French Friday!  Today I’m looking at the perfect armchair travel read for Francophiles! It’s the third in a series written by the unstoppable Janine Marsh (of the fabulous The Good Life France website and newsletter. From the publisher: Following on from her hugely popular books, My Good Life in France and My … Read more

The Pull of the Stars cover

Summer Reads: The Pull of the Stars

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. I might just be a glutton for punishment with this week’s Summer Reads choice. I mean, who chooses to read a novel about a pandemic DURING a pandemic? Uh, me (see my review of Songs for the … Read more

Return to the Vineyards cover.

Summer Reads: A Return to the Vineyards

This is part of my Summer Reads series where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. This week’s Summer Reads pick is actually three books in one, bonus for those of you looking to fill the last lazy days of summer with a little bit of armchair travel! Written by Laura Bradbury, of … Read more