Paris, also France

Hiking in Brittany

A little photo from a hike along the coast of Brittany. I love this area of France. Especially when it's not raining! (As it often is.) This weekend we were at the beach so thinking of beautiful coasts today! ...

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A tiny glimpse of magic!

Just for fun, a tiny glimpse of the window of the old Charlotte de l'Isle, which has since changed owners, but, with its witchy, fascinating style, once helped inspire the descriptions of La Maison des Sorcières in THE CHOCOLATE KISS. (I didn't realize I had...

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A Little Caramel for the Day

Working on an article for Romantic Times and thought I would share. Remember when Magalie says to Philippe in THE CHOCOLATE KISS, "Do you think I'm a pot of caramel?" This is a photo of caramel being made at Jacques Genin's in Paris, when I was...

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Paris in the Snow

For those of you who like the scenes in the snow in THE CHOCOLATE KISS, you have to go see all the photos of yesterday's snowfall. Here's where we're talking about some of them on my Facebook page (it's a public page, you don't have to...

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France Photo of the Day: What’s your favorite fairy tale?

Traveling in France is really a lesson in perspective on fairy tales.  You keep realizing, over and over, that what seems like marvelous impossible things to us (Americans) as kids (castles! rose-covered cottages! sumptuous gowns! gorgeous bejeweled slippers!) was actually just realistic background detail.  Only...

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What’s your favorite Parisian moment?

RT Book Reviews did a fun interview with me, Eloisa James, Joanna Bourne, Cara Black, and Anna Davis on Paris in their July issue, in honor of Bastille Day.  To see the whole interview, you have to get the magazine, but they share our least...

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Michel Chaudun, and my favorite autograph

As I am signing ARCS for THE CHOCOLATE THIEF and sending them out, I keep thinking about one of the men who helped me learn enough to write these books, and also gave me one of my favorite autographs ever. Michel Chaudun, considered by quite a...

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A little bit of Alsace

In honor of the sale of the German rights for The Chocolate Thief, I've been trying to choose some photos of Alsace to share.  Alsace being a region of France on the border with Germany that has changed hands between those two countries multiple times...

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Image of the Week: Éclairs et Paris-Brest

[caption id="attachment_955" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Éclairs et Paris-Brest chez Jacques Genin"][/caption] So many, many photos of all the research I've done for "All's Fair in Love and Chocolate" and THE CHOCOLATE THIEF to share, and so little time. This is just a tiny glimpse of one of...

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