French By Heart

French By Heart

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Can a family of five from deep in the heart of Dixie find happiness smack dab in the middle of France? French By Heart is the story of an all-American family pulling up stakes and finding a new home in Clermont-Ferrand, a city four hours south of Paris known more for its smoke-spitting factories and car dealerships than for its location in the Auvergne, the lush heartland of France dotted with crumbling castles and sunflower fields. The Ramseys are not jet-setters; they're a regular family with big-hearted and rambunctious kids. Quickly their lives go from covered-dish suppers to smoky dinner parties with heated polemics, from being surrounded by Southern hospitality to receiving funny looks if the children play in the yard without shoes. A charming tale with world-class characters, French By Heart reads like letters from your funniest friend. More than just a slice of life in France, it's a heartwarming account of a family coming of age and learning what "home sweet home" really means.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 132.1 x 198.1 x 20.3mm | 249.48g
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 076792522X
  • 9780767925228
  • 907,158

About Rebecca S. Ramsey

REBECCA S. RAMSEY lived with her family in a small village in central France for four years, beginning in 1999, before returning to Greer, South Carolina.
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Review quote

"I loved reading Rebecca Ramsey's account of her family's sojourn in France. French By Heart is that winning (and rare) combination of a down-to-earth, witty voice with a sense of the mysterious and eternal. The minute I finished the last page I started looking forward to her next book." -Josephine Humphreys, author of Nowhere Else on Earth

"Engaging, witty, and touching. This book is a delight." - Bailey White
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530 ratings
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4 33% (175)
3 40% (212)
2 8% (45)
1 1% (6)
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