Summer Reading for Francophiles

Summer Reading for Francophiles

Summer reading is enticing for the person fond of France or the French because, for the Francophile, everything French is exciting. Look for a variety of books and magazines to enlarge your personal library this year. See suggested summer reading lists from Elizabeth Pye, author of The French Connection.

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Summer Reading List for Francophiles

Scroll through the book lists of Francophile interests below. Click on the book photos to order them on Amazon.

Culinary Interests

Befitting to our country’s Fourth of July holiday, begin your summer book collection with a book about America’s Francophile, Thomas Jefferson. Learn about the impact he had on our political as well as cultural and food history.

And if you enjoy cooking utilizing your herb culinary skills, read the Diary of a French Herb Garden:

Add to your collection the “A Bite-Sized History of France” book that has great reviews:

Of course, what culinary enthusiast can resist picking up a Julia Child book?

Perhaps, you like curling up in a comfy chair or sofa with a French decorating magazine. Look in your supermarket’s magazine racks close to the counter and purchase a current French Cottage magazine, or order one from a previous season by clicking on the picture below:

Reading List for

French Historical Romance Buffs

Now if you’re not inclined to cooking much and prefer to read historical French fiction or a romance story with a French setting, you may like this book list. And remember, you can click on the photos to order the books.

Clean Christian Romance, a French Story

The Dressmaker’s Gift (a #1 Bestseller and historical French fiction)

… and along with Francophile historical romance reading, include The French Connection novels:

Silk or Sugar

Return to Chateau Fleury

Mon Amour, Friend or Foe


Like reading about life in France? Read the following books – great reviews, includes tips and experiences about living in France.

Interested in writing historical fiction?

Go check out tips on what has helped me in The French Connection publishing journey.

Enjoy your day. Do something fun. Read a book to feed your Francophile self.

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