One of the things I thought about a lot while writing and putting together My Stylish French Girlfriends, is “which girlfriend will my readers most relate to?”
As you may already know, my book portrays twenty French women in their homes and daily lives… all ages, from all over France. Some live in châteaux, some in Parisian apartments, some in small houses in the country …. their common ground is that they all live with passion and in style.
So as the book begins to be distributed and read, I wonder if I shall receive emails from readers telling me that they could totally relate to Ysabel in her painting studio, or that they would love to have a garden like Nathalie, or that they could see themselves in a beautiful Paris apartment like Stephanie …. I think there is something for everyone.
A big thank you to all of those readers who put in their pre-orders. I have to say that the demand was high and we are already on a second reprint. Book stores in the States have received their copies this weekend, Amazon is waiting on a new shipment of books, and suppliers in Europe will have their copies in September.
To say that I am excited is an understatement, I just know there are a lot of people to thank for helping me with this project. Not least of whom is Madge Baird, my editor at Gibbs Smith, whose experience and steady eye were invaluable.
Here are a few more pictures from the book, along with a second video, revisiting moments during our photo shoots last year. I hope you enjoy.