Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Magic of Provence: Pleasures of Southern France” as Want to Read:
The Magic of Provence: Pleasures of Southern France
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Magic of Provence: Pleasures of Southern France

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual adventures—including chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance—was opened up before her. This is her account of the spell cast on her by Provence, from her first morning’s visit from a charming prin ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Elysian Editions
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Magic of Provence, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Magic of Provence

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-37
3.41  · 
Rating details
 ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
L Greyfort
Mar 06, 2008 added it
Shelves: travel
Leaves a bad taste in the mouth; TO BE AVOIDED.

Having been bitten by the travelogue bug in general, and French travels in particular, I got sucked in by this one after noticing a chapter heading referring to the perils of visiting St. Tropez. I had a messy day trip there once myself, so I thought I might have discovered a soul-mate. No such luck. The coy tone of the writing and and the self-absorbed attitudes would put off permanently anyone who has not had any experience of this exhilarating pa
...more
Amelia Elizabeth
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
Read for Tea & A Book

I found the stories charming, but struggled with the vagueness of her writing. It bothered me that I didn't know what decade these stories took place in or even really a solid timeline of events. There was also a vagueness in the relationships she writes about, between her and her husband and her and others. I also felt the stories were just a bit too idyllic, even if her story was about something going wrong it always works out in the end.
Denise Grinols
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Since I can't go to France and have this experience myself I love reading about other peoples. I got a realistic sense of what it feels like to live in the village and make friends and what life might be like there.
MA
rated it liked it
May 27, 2009
Pamela
rated it liked it
Aug 01, 2018
Cyndy
rated it it was amazing
Sep 21, 2016
Shelley
rated it really liked it
Nov 11, 2014
Laura
rated it liked it
Jul 17, 2009
Tracy
rated it liked it
Nov 09, 2017
Susan
rated it really liked it
Dec 04, 2017
Adrienne
rated it it was ok
Mar 07, 2012
Sara Shields
rated it it was ok
Aug 03, 2014
Mary
rated it liked it
Oct 16, 2011
Lauren Trochesset
rated it it was amazing
Sep 27, 2018
Sarah Barga
rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2015
Jim
rated it really liked it
Aug 30, 2014
Caridad De la vega
rated it really liked it
Oct 06, 2014
Elisabeth
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Dutch title is "Passie voor de Provence" (ISBN 90 274 7194 0)
Judy
rated it really liked it
Jul 12, 2012
Goossens
rated it liked it
Aug 10, 2017
Jaimie
rated it it was ok
Jun 23, 2014
Theresa Dommett
rated it liked it
Aug 26, 2013
Jane Weaver
rated it it was amazing
Jan 06, 2015
Robyn
rated it liked it
Feb 07, 2008
Shelley
rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2017
Lu
rated it liked it
Jun 18, 2015
Nettie
rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2018
Bob J
rated it really liked it
Aug 11, 2016
Nancy
added it
Oct 25, 2009
Kamran
added it
Sep 21, 2010
Karen
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2014
Jen
added it
May 07, 2015
Deb
marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2015
MARIA FELD
marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2017
Christine Oldfield
marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »