Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Kindle madness

I am a regular trawler through the Amazon.co.uk site for Kindle bargains and freebies for books set in France or with a French theme. It seems there is a summer reading sale on as many of my favourites have been reduced in price, although as these prices will probably not stay low forever I thought it was worth highlighting a few here. At the time of writing, these books are all priced at less then £3 and I've either read and enjoyed them, or they are on my to read list. If I've read them I have included a link to my review. Although the Amazon links are to the .co.uk site the price is also likely to be reduced on the .com and .fr sites too. Please note these prices may be subject to change.

Two Lipsticks and a Lover: A Year in Suspenders by Helena Frith Powell is on my to read list and is described as 'a smart and witty investigation of French chic and that certain je ne sais quoi'. This book is currently priced at 99p

Swallows & Robins - The Guests In My Garden by Susie Kelly is a very funny account of the years she ran holiday gites in the cottages in her garden in France. You can read my review here. This book is currently priced at £2.50

Head Over Heels in France: Falling in Love in the Lot by Samantha Brick is an open and honest book about a life that didn't go to plan, but did lead to a chance meeting with a Frenchman that brought with it the possibility of a new and totally different life in France. You can read my review here. This book is currently priced at £2.99

A la Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France by Ian Moore is a very funny look at family and animal life in rural France. You can read my review here. This book is currently priced at £2.99

Serge Bastarde Ate My Baguette: On the Road in the Real Rural France by John Dummer is on my to read list, but as I thoroughly enjoyed book two in this series I'm sure this is just as funny. John's life as a trader in the French brocante markets is never dull when his mate Serge Bastarde is on hand to lead him astray. This book is currently priced at £1.53

The French for Love by Fiona Valpy is another novel on my to read list this summer. When Gina loses everything she decides to set off for France to the house she inherited from her aunt. But can she overcome the issues and language barrier to make her French dream come true? This book is currently priced at £1.52

Grape Expectations: A Family's Vineyard Adventure in France by Caro Feely is the story of her move to France, with her husband and two young children to run an organic vineyard. This is an honest account of the good and the bad, but there is one thing they are not short of and that is passion and enthusiasm. You can read my review here. This book is currently priced at £2.99

Tout Sweet: Hanging Up my High Heels for a New Life in France by Karen Wheeler is a very readable book about a single woman moving from the fashion world in London to rural France, alone. The French think she is mad, she meets a pretty mad set of expats and the experience changes her forever. You can read my review here. This book is currently priced at £2.99

The Chapel in the Woods by Susan Louineau is an intriguing read from the beginning with three stories set in the same village in the Loire, but at three different periods in time. As the stories unfurl we see links between the past and present so the more I read the more I was gripped. You can read my review here. This book is currently priced at £2.03

Midnight Train to Paris by Juliette Sobanet is the only one of her four romance novels that I haven't yet read. As I have enjoyed the others I'm sure this one will be great too. This book is currently priced at 99p

The Hairy Hikers: A Coast-to-Coast Trek along the French Pyrenees by David Le Vey is on my to read list and looks to be a humorous account of two friends midlife crisis journey on foot across the Pyrenees. This book is currently priced at £2.99

baguettes and bicycles: a cycling adventure across France by Steven Herrick is described as 'a journey across France on a bicycle, meeting the locals and savouring the pleasures of French food', well all I can say is 'how come I haven't already read this one?' This book is currently priced at £1.94

Happy summer holiday reading.