Monday, August 18, 2014

Dreaming of France - 7

Dreaming of France
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Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to my blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it. Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.


Today I will feature an article about Aix en Provence I came across on NPR last week which also includes a book recommendation:

Mystery Writer Weaves Intricate Puzzles In Sleepy French Town
by Eleanor Beardsley


The southern French town of Aix-en-Provence is known more for good living than for murder. But the town's languid beauty is also what makes it a perfect setting for Mary Lou Longworth's Provencal mysteries with Inspector Verlaque. -read complete article here

Death at the Chateau Bremont:
A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery
by M. L. Longworth
Amazon | Goodreads

Set in charming and historic Aix-en-Provence, France, Death at the Château Bremont introduces readers to Antoine Verlaque, the handsome and seductive chief magistrate of Aix, and his on-again, off- again love interest, law professor Marine Bonnet.

When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family château, the town is abuzz with rumors. Verlaque suspects foul play and must turn to Marine for help when he discovers that she had been a close friend of the Bremonts. This is a lively whodunit steeped in the rich, enticing, and romantic atmosphere of southern France.

-----> I had the pleasure of visiting Aix on Provence a couple months ago for one night during the Summer solstice celebration. Lots of people, lots of music and happy vibes all-around.

In general, I found the place to be a small charming town in Southern France that definitely is a place to visit again (at daylight).


  1. Aix is a nice place. I don't go there a lot because I'm in the south as well.

  2. I told my husband that I'm retiring to Aix en Provence, whether he comes or not is up to him. Haha.

    Interesting book, might have to read it this Halloween!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  3. Thanks for the introduction to this mystery novel. I hadn't heard about it before. My own novel The Summer of France is set near Aix, so it's a city dear to my heart. Thanks so much for playing Dreaming of France.


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