Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My French Life



My son, Robbie, was born when I was 17. He went to HS for awhile in Aix-en-Provence following his father's death, and fell in love with France. He completed graduate school early in Paris in International Relations and also worked there for ABC News--and became a citizen. Aix-en-Provence is also the main setting of my novel, French Heart, and it is where my multi-lingual son, who has been in Amsterdam for the past two years for his work, would love to live again.

I dream of one day soon--sitting around a sparkling blue pool there surrounded by red flowers, with my son, my mother, Golden Retrievers, drinking wine, laughing, and expecting friends for dinner.

It's not a surprise that 'My French Life' by Vicki Archer is my favorite book....she did the same thing I aspire to. Only she relocated from Australia to nearby Saint Remy-de-Provence, also very lovely, and keeps ardent fans enthralled with her gorgeous French Essence blog.