The best kind of book is one that can make you feel like you are actually there where the story is taking place. If you are able to get away by yourself for a little while and read uninterrupted, the world in the book becomes your world. That’s why I love A Year In Provence!
I’ve never been to Provence but Peter Mayle gives a pretty good idea of what it’s like. It’s broken down, appropriately, into months and takes you through a year of their life. From dealing with guests and tourists to bad weather and frozen pipes, Mayle covers it all in a funny and engaging manner.
He’s written a couple of other books about Provence, including Toujours Provence and Encore Provence and several works of fiction. Have you read any of Peter Mayle’s books?