Words & Wine with Juliette Sobanet

image I had a delightful evening recently, over on one of my favorite streets in Paris in the 6th, hosted by Sylvia of Finding Noon, and Lisa of Ella Coquine.  These two fantastic Paris expat bloggers threw a wonderfully chic and informal evening of wine and cheese and a presentation of Juliette Sobanet‘s new novel…presented by the lovely author herself!

Miss Sobanet is a lovely charming young woman who is a French teacher turned novelist, and was seemingly very much at ease explaining her latest work to us; reading from it and then answering all of our questions about her writing process and how she became a novelist.

She told us about self publishing on Amazon, how she uses Pinterest to brainstorm and inspire herself for each character, how she finally left her day job to write full time, and her love for France. Continue reading

An Unexpected Guest – book review


Anne Korkeakivi contacted me a few months ago and asked me if I would like to review her novel.
As I had just read and reviewed “Lessons in French” by Hillary Reyl I was eager to devour another novel based in Paris! And devour it I did. I had promised myself I would keep it for vacation reading but I just could not wait. And after I had read the first few pages I knew there was no way I was going to make myself be patient.
Continue reading