Life in a French small town ~ a book review and recommendation of “Chronicles from Château de Moines” by Evelyne Holingue

After his mother lost her battle with cancer, Scott, his younger sister, and his “hippy” father move from California to rural France. In the fall of 1970, in the small town of Château de Moines a new life starts for all of them, far away from the ghosts of their past. Scott quickly adapts to his new life, he becomes a regular customer of the … Continue reading Life in a French small town ~ a book review and recommendation of “Chronicles from Château de Moines” by Evelyne Holingue

Discovering a different side of Paris ~ A book review and recommendation of “Trapped in Paris” by Evelyne Holingue

After a trip to Paris, Cameron, a 16 year old American is on his way back home to Maine. But sometimes natural events make us change plans. Due to the eruption of a Volcano in Island, Charles de Gaulle airport is now longer letting planes take off. After a tiring night at the airport and even though Cameron has promised his mom not to leave … Continue reading Discovering a different side of Paris ~ A book review and recommendation of “Trapped in Paris” by Evelyne Holingue

An ingredient, a hunt, a love for a book – a book recommendation “Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance” by Tim Ecott

An ingredient, a hunt, a love for a book

A book recommendation “Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance” by Tim Ecott

How hard can it be to find a book?

Once again an order for my favourite ingredient, Vanilla, had arrived at our house. This time, I was curious, I wanted to know more. Actually, I wanted to know everything about Vanilla. Being a researcher by nature but also by education (I have a Research Master in Politics), I tried to gather as much information as possible about this strange bean. Wikipedia, was not too helpful, there was only little information, but other websites were scares too. Going back and forth between websites and different language versions of Wikipedia, I decided that I needed to do some real research, which means GET A BOOK on the topic. Continue reading “An ingredient, a hunt, a love for a book – a book recommendation “Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance” by Tim Ecott”

A book review – “The Tramp – Book one of the Bound Chronicles” by Sarah Wathen

Tourists rarely come to Shirley County, it seems that when they do it’s because they are a bit lost. Shirley County, and not its inhabitants, is hostile towards outsiders. Still Candy Vale cannot imagine leaving, and that with her childhood having been marked by troublesome events. Even though there are many different story lines within the books, and many characters to keep track of, I think … Continue reading A book review – “The Tramp – Book one of the Bound Chronicles” by Sarah Wathen