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Fiona Valpy

Fiona Valpy lives in France, having moved there from the UK in 2007. She left behind a career in Marketing and Public Relations to explore new avenues and now teaches yoga and writes.
  Having renovated an old rambling farmhouse with her husband, she has developed new-found skills in cement-mixing and interior decorating, although her preferred pastime by far is wine-tasting.

Genres: Romance, Historical, Literary Fiction
French for .... / Escape to France
   1. The French for Love (2013)
     aka Light Through the Vines
   2. The French for Always (2014)
     aka The Season of Dreams
   3. The French for Christmas (2014)
     aka The Recipe for Hope
Fiona Valpy recommends
The Beauty of Broken Things (2020)
Victoria Connelly
"A wistful, hopeful treasure of a book. Like the photographs in the story, each scene is captured in all its beauty in this tale of two broken hearts, united by a shared grief and struggling to find a way to mend."
Across the Winding River (2020)
Aimie K Runyan
"[A] beautifully told story of impossible love in a time of war. Aimie K. Runyan deftly explores both sides of the wartime divide and the courage of those who remained true to their beliefs, even if it risked their lives. A moving and illuminating read."
Reluctantly Home (2021)
Imogen Clark
"Connected by loss, a friendship blooms across the generations in this compassionate and nuanced story of endings and new beginnings."
The Light of Luna Park (2021)
Addison Armstrong
"Compassionate and evocative, filled with fascinating historical detail, The Light of Luna Park is the story of a woman finding the strength to face impossible decisions as she struggles to protect the life of a child."
Paper Doll Lina (2021)
Robyn Lucas
"Robyn Lucas captures the tension and terror of life under the shadow of an abusive marriage in this powerful and accomplished debut."
Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter (2022)
Lizzie Pook
"Gritty, lyrical, breathtaking. I couldn't put it down, drawn in by its vividly-drawn characters and wealth of historical detail."
The French House (2022)
Jacquie Bloese
"A raw and honest love story, filled with a wealth of historical detail. The French House is a powerful depiction of the brutal intricacies of island relationships and loyalties in a time of war."
The Manhattan Girls (2022)
Gill Paul
"I loved this funny and moving novel about the bonds of friendship. Putting words into the mouth of the world's wittiest woman is no mean feat, but I think Dorothy Parker would approve! The Manhattan Girls evokes all the glamour and excitement of New York in the Roaring Twenties, and at the same time highlights the private pain women faced as they struggled to be respected as equals in society."
The Invincible Miss Cust (2022)
Penny Haw
"I loved this gripping and inspirational book! Her courage and independence of spirit shine through on every beautifully-written page as she faces life's triumphs and tragedies."

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