If you are looking for fun and lovely memoirs, you can’t go wrong with The Grape Series by Laura Bradbury. Whimiscal and throught provoking, you’ll find yourself shaking your head at the situations that Laura finds herself in.
In My Grape Year, Canadian teenager Laura participates in a study abroad program in France and finds the love of her life.
In My Grape Paris, Laura and Franck head to Paris for a year so that Laura can study Medieval French Literature.
My Grape Wedding is the crazy marriage ceremony of Franck and Laura.
My Grape Escape chronicles Laura and Franck’s efforts to create a French village vacation rental.
And in My Grape Village, Laura and Franck return to live for a year in France with their two young daughters in tow.
My Grape Cellar finds Laura and Franck remodeling a thirteenth century wine cellar.
All of these books are delightful reads. And you can actually see some of the places that Laura describes on her website Graperentals.com. Once you start on this adventure with Laura, you’ll want to continue.
Laura’s descriptions of her life, her cultural struggles as an expat, and her descriptions of village life in France are amazing. I enjoyed living vicariously with her through these stories and I think you will too!