Linda Kovic-Skow

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Linda Kovic-Skow is an award-winning nonfiction travel author of French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2..., and French Illusions: From Tours to Paris - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2....

Originally from Seattle, she currently winters in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and spends summers on a boat in the Pacific Northwest Waters of Puget Sound and British Columbia. She has been married for 32 years and she has two daughters and a grandson. An enthusiastic traveler, Linda also enjoys hiking, boating, gardening and socializing with friends. French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, is her debut memoir and the culmination of a three-year project
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Who was Marcel?

Marcel was one of the most unexpected characters in my memoir, French Illusions, My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley. From our first encounter, it was hard to reconcile that this quirky, enthusiastic man was my employer’s brother, but even Marcel suggested he was the “black sheep” of the family. He loved America, the language and the country music scene. As you will see in the f...

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This is an absorbing, well-written story of a Midwife's experiences in West Virginia.
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message 6: by Linda

Linda Kovic-Skow Sophia wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Linda!

See you around GR!"


:)


message 5: by Linda (last edited Nov 01, 2015 08:57AM)

Linda Kovic-Skow Books and Authors UK wrote: "Hi Linda, thanks for the invite into this group. I'm listening to The Paris Time Capsule on audio book, its my first audio book and its brilliant. I love Paris!"

Hi Katheryn,

It's so nice to hear from you. Please pop over and introduce yourself under the Welcome folder at the Francophile Group. Other's (besides me) might be interested in the audio book you recommended above. I'm looking forward to your French-themed discussions.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

All the best,
-Linda
Linda Kovic-Skow


message 4: by Anne

Anne John-Ligali Hi Linda, thanks for the invite into this group. I'm listening to The Paris Time Capsule on audio book, its my first audio book and its brilliant. I love Paris!


Sophia Thanks for the friend request, Linda!

See you around GR!


Selena Blake Thank you for the friend request.

Happy Reading!

SB


Chris- Bookaddict Thanks for the friend invite Linda :)


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