Lately, I’ve been in love with all things France, so this week is the perfect time for me to share with you some of my favorite books set in France. Whether you like historical fiction or non-fiction, translated fiction or chick lit or steamy romance, there’s a book set in France that’ll be perfect for you 🙂
Chick Lit/Memoir – Paris Letters
Although technically non-fiction, this sweet little confection of a book reads just like a light and fluffy romance. Nothing too serious here plus lots of beautiful paintings by the author (like the cover) are included! Full review here.
Historical Fiction – Somewhere In France
I just have so many good things to say about this book! It was a perfect historical romance. The love story is very sweet and is completely integrated into the era in which it takes places. The way the romance progresses is determined in part by factors unique to the time period, which makes the romance less cliche and is a great way to give the reader a feel for the era. Full review here.
Steamy Romance – The Dark Queen
The Dark Queen is another historical romance, with a plot so good that it’s not overwhelmed by the steamy sex. I also loved this book because I’m a sucker for a happy ending! Full review here.
Non-Fiction – How The French Invented Love
This was a fascinating bit of non-fiction! I’ve always assumed that the idea that the French view love differently than anyone else is just a stereotype. This book convinced me otherwise with lots of fascinating anecdotes and fun facts! Full review here.
Translated Women’s Fiction – The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles
This was a very character driven book and made for a fascinating look at many types of love. My favorite story was that of Josephine, who is really in need of some self-love and who grows in very believable ways throughout the book. Yet another fantastic experience with translated fiction. Full review here.
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