Tuesday 11 December 2018

Book Review: Are We French Yet? by Keith Van Sickle (Non-Fiction/Humour/Travel)

Title: Are We French Yet?
Author: Keith Van Sickle
Dresher Publishing

Publication Date: 12 December 2018
eBook - EPUB
Review Copy from Author

Can Two Americans Really Become French?

Val and Keith turned their lives upside down when they quit their jobs to begin a part-time life in Provence. But they wondered: Can we fit in? And maybe become French ourselves?

Follow their adventures as they slowly unlock the mysteries of France…
- Is it true that French people are like coconuts?
- Can you learn to argue like a French person?
- What books have changed French lives?
- Most important of all, how do you keep your soup from exploding?

There’s more to becoming French than just learning the language. If you want the inside scoop on la belle France, you won’t want to miss this delightful book!

Having read Keith's earlier book, One Sip at a Time, I was keen to learn more about his adventures in Provence. Are We French Yet? is just as amusing and delightful as its predecessor. Although I've never lived in France, I speak French and have visited the country, so I can recognise some of the things he mentions from my own experiences. (I always forget to use the subjunctive too.) His anecdotes of the adventures he and his wife have undertaken are witty and sweet and had me laughing out loud on a number of occasions. Plus, I picked up a few nuggets of Southern-French culture and a few new-to-me phrases along the way. Highly recommended for any Francophiles looking for a light-hearted tale of living in the south of France. I certainly hope Keith and Val will share more of their stories in the future.

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