Passion for Provence

22 Keys to La Belle Vie
by Gayle Smith Padgett

Publisher: Eagle Owl Press

Publication Date: July 18, 2018

ISBN: 9780999429532

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Falling for France wasn’t part of the Mediterranean honeymoon agenda. Pale
rosé, languid lunches on a sun-dappled terrasse, and a dash of reckless
abandon may have been to blame.
Americans Gayle Smith Padgett and her husband, Ralph, leap into a long-
distance love affair with La Belle France. Two decades and many beguiling
assignations later, they finally launch a quest for a nest in Provence.
Despite a lack of French skills and connections, the couple plunges full-time
into French life. Through a series of faux pas and lucky encounters, they
unlock intriguing mysteries, including France’s food-first policy and its
dependence on Gallic shrugs.
With self-deprecating humor and quirky candor, the author reveals insightful
secrets in Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie. This delightful
memoir will inspire you to pack your bags for Provence—for a sweet sojourn
or, just maybe, a longer stay.