Novels Set In France

Culturally one of the most important countries in the world, France also provides an intriguing setting for these novels. They are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

The Lost Vintage : A NovelThe Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
A woman, who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy to study for her Master of Wine test, uncovers a lost diary, a forgotten relative and a secret her family has been keeping since WWII.

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
An English chocolate factory supervisor devoid of chocolate-making skills, expects to be exposed as a fraud when a fateful accident gives her the opportunity to work at Paris’s elite chocolatier.

Where the Wild Cherries Grow by Laura Madeleine
Fifty years after the war, a young solicitor on his first case finds a French woman’s WWI diary and begins to trace her anguished story of betrayal and love.

A Taste for Vengeance : A Bruno, Chief of Police NovelA Taste for Vengeance by Martin Walker
When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in the idyllic village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call the Chief of Police for help.

The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash
Invited to her ex-high-school sweetheart’s lavish Paris wedding, an Australian woman is unprepared for what transpires.

I’ll Keep You Safe by Peter May
When a killer strikes a pair of French fabric entrepreneurs, the motive could be money or something far more personal.

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron
A woman attempting to uncover the truth of her family’s history is drawn into the story of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French Resistance in World War II.

Paris by the Book : A NovelParis by the Book by Liam Callanan
When an eccentric novelist abruptly vanishes, his wife discovers hidden plane tickets to Paris and an unfinished manuscript that leads to a small, floundering bookstore with a weary proprietor eager to sell.

You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac
Ten years after the birth of her son, a single mother decides to spend the summer in France where the boy’s father runs a beautiful hotel.

Murderous Mistral by Cay Rademacher
An investigator with the Paris anti-corruption-unit of the French Gendarmerie is sent to the south of France where he tasked with finding the killer of a man with no friends and a lot of enemies.

Assassin’s Code by Ward Larsen
A former assassin discovers the man slated to assume France’s elite counterterrorism force is actually an embedded terrorist.

Paris in the Present Tense : A NovelParis in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin
A seventy-four-year-old widower is confronted by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past to find a way forward.

Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs
A package sends a woman, her father and teenage daughter to the Provencal countryside in search of their family’s surprising history.

Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay
A London milliner sets off for Paris to teach a hat-making class and find the man she impulsively eloped with years ago, committed to having their marriage annulled.

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
Trapped in an unhappy marriage, a woman takes inspiration from her grandmother’s diary and escapes to Paris, reconnecting with her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef.

The Charmers by Elizabeth Adler
Inheriting a villa in the south of France following her aunt’s unexpected and mysterious death, a woman meets the charming men who were part of her aunt’s past, with no clue if any can be trusted.

September 7, 2018