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Yvone Lenard writes in a more personal, honest and open way.
Probably - but honest - I really did enjoy the book and recommend it highly, whether you're an armchair traveler or are planning a trip to the south of France.
Enjoy this book for its content and the author's affections and just dismiss the lack of writing prowess.
Going to Provence? Put this truly delightful book on your "must read" list! Discovering "The Magic of Provence" led to three magical summers (and hopefully many more ahead) of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by sth
I'm finding this book delightful. I have not been to France but the author describes sights, sounds and smells in great detail. As an added bonus Yvonne has included recipes! Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by dawn
The author is like my father-in-law when he describes the fish he caught: he lies about their size and the quantity, but I couldn't care less about fishing anyway. Read morePublished on March 2, 2008 by J. L. Yu
The author's barely concealed condescention towards her Provencal neighbors is annoying enough, but her lack of any charm or distinction relaying her experiences is really a bore. Read morePublished on February 19, 2007 by ReaMac
I struggled quite a distance into this book because I love France, but finally I gave up. I found the author to be a poor writer, found her stories to be so farfetched that I... Read morePublished on July 30, 2005 by dix milles chênes
The author makes the colors, flavors and warmth of Provence so vivid to the reader. I have never been to Provence but will definitely make the trip. Read morePublished on July 12, 2004
Attention rich people who have the ability to buy a house in Provence: this does not make you worthy of writing about it. Read morePublished on February 12, 2004
Yvone Lenard's tale of her times in Provence, is magical and very beautiful. Her writing style is great and I loved the recipes throughout the book. Read morePublished on August 21, 2003 by D. G. Welch
I absolutely loved this book! I've read all of Peter Mayle's books on Provence, and while his are charming and wonderful, they're a bit snobby sometimes. Read morePublished on July 14, 2002 by The Good Life