my new book….pre-sales now open

by Sharon Santoni


I am so excited and not a little surprised to tell you that my new book, which is not released until August 8th, is already available on pre-sales!

The book is called My French Country Home – Entertaining Through the Seasons, which is quite a mouthful, so will from now on be known as My Entertaining Book  🙂    The book involved photos taken over a whole year, so as to include all the seasons, and there are many photos taken here at my home.


I was lucky enough to work with my friend and talented photographer Franck Schmitt.  Franck already did the photos for My Girlfriend Book, and it was great to team up again.

I wanted to give a taste of French country life through the year, and what better way to do that than through entertaining in many different settings.  Summer picnics by the river, autumn meals around the fire, spring lunches in the garden and Christmas at home.

I included a few of my favourite family recipes to accompany the photos, and of course the dogs put in the inevitable appearance too.

If you’d like to reserve your copy now, you can either head over to the Gibbs Smith website or to Amazon and put in your order.    The book is the same size as My Stylish French Girlfriends, and Gibbs Smith has again done a lovely job on the layout and design.

Thank you for your words of encouragement, I hope you enjoy this peek into daily living here in Normandy


Sandra Mason April 18, 2017 - 3:19 pm

Hi Sharon,
Hope you are well.
Can you tell me what the cost is of your book?
Thanks very much, have a great day.
Sandra Mason

Steven Yancey April 18, 2017 - 6:38 pm

$35 on Amazon, free shipping

sharon santoni April 18, 2017 - 9:33 pm

Hi Sandra, the book is 35$, thank you for asking 🙂


Linda Scott July 28, 2017 - 6:58 pm

I live in Central Oregon USA and your books and lovely ideas keep me dreaming of the French life. I would love to come to your area of France someday.

I look forward to your new book.

Janet April 18, 2017 - 3:27 pm

A must have…I can’t wait to see this one. Congrats Sharon!

Taste of France April 18, 2017 - 3:31 pm

My you are prolific! Congratulations! That’s such a feat. I can’t wait to read it. These photos are lovely and will push me out the door to tidy the garden.

Alina Tarmu April 18, 2017 - 3:53 pm

Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

denise altland April 18, 2017 - 3:54 pm

August 8th
So far away , I will get a copy
I am a private chef for a family the husband American but the wife and I French
This book will be perfect to merge the two styles.
Can’t wait , love you
Miss stories about the pooches.

Frances Sherr Davino April 18, 2017 - 4:07 pm

Hello Sharon,
The book looks fabulous. I think I am living vicariously in Normandy! Cant wait to see it and be in Normandy again!

Amie from Dallas April 18, 2017 - 4:34 pm

Looking forward to reading your new book. Maybe you will come back to the US for another book signing!

Margaret Campbell April 18, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Hello Sharon,
Oh how amazing is this book,DEFENITELY will get it!!!!
Thank you!!!

Gosia from Australia

Ann J Etienne April 18, 2017 - 4:35 pm

Sharon, I just ordered your book, can’t wait to sit on the patio with a glass of wine and read it. The pictures are delicious and you are so inspiring. Congratulations on this beautiful book.

Grace Hoffman April 18, 2017 - 4:44 pm

Congratulations Sharon!! I know it will be beautiful. Can’t wait

Bungalow Hostess April 18, 2017 - 5:20 pm

I love your French Girlfriends book and the Stylish French Country Boxes so I am heading right over to preorder my copy…thank you for sharing your lovely French country lifestyle.

Debe L April 18, 2017 - 6:28 pm

Girl….you must never sleep but thank you for sharing your idyllic home and entertaining ideas. August seems a long way off but then again, so did today a few months ago!

Steven Yancey April 18, 2017 - 6:36 pm

Look forward to receiving it!

Colleen Taylor April 18, 2017 - 6:41 pm

How exciting Sharon & Congratulations! Your first book is such a treasure & I’m sure this one will be just as fabulous!

Vicky from Athens April 18, 2017 - 7:32 pm

Sharon, I’m so excited about your new book! I know I’ll enjoy it every bit as much as I’ve enjoyed My Stylish French Girlfriends. I wonder if we’ll get any “sneak peeks” as we did with the short videos you sent out with the first book . . .I hope so!
You are one busy lady – I don’t see how you find the time to accomplish everything that you have in the last few years!!

Emm April 18, 2017 - 7:56 pm

It looks like a beautiful book. So glad you have the same photographer again, his work is quite special.

Catherine Polinard Rawdon April 18, 2017 - 8:20 pm

Will you be coming back to Dallas to sign this book? 🙂

Our French Oasis April 18, 2017 - 8:23 pm

How fantastic and well done you. If it is anything like your first book it will be an absolute treat for anyone and everyone to read. Susan x

Kate Dickerson April 18, 2017 - 8:33 pm

Just bought your book and am so excited to see it when it arrives in August! I truly enjoy perusing your “Girlfriends” book, and since I love decorating, I know this will be a fav of mine, as well. Thanks so much, Sharon!

Rié Moratto April 18, 2017 - 10:06 pm

Sharon, I am beyond thrilled!! Congratulations to you and us for such an amazing book! I am heading to Amazon right now. xxRié

Irene G Peterson April 18, 2017 - 11:21 pm

If your new book is as beautifully printed
and illustrated as your Girlfriends book – it will be a great addition to my collection of
French Life. Affectionately, Irene

Carolyn Aiken April 19, 2017 - 2:35 am

Congratulations….it looks beautiful!

Esther George April 19, 2017 - 2:41 am

Congratulations Sharon, another beautiful book, looking forward to getting lost amongst the pages. Thank you for sharing beauty. Regards Esther from Sydney.

Leslie in Little Rock April 19, 2017 - 2:58 am

How wonderful!!! You always do such a wonderful job of presentation! Thanks for including Ghetto and Gibs!!! Two of my favorite pups besides my Cavilier Baby! Can’t wait to see!

Lucia Dinahower April 19, 2017 - 7:32 pm

Congratulations! I just pre- ordered it! I can’t wait to enjoy it!
Good luck
Lucy in California

MEG VENO April 20, 2017 - 3:47 am


holly April 20, 2017 - 4:18 am

My pre-book order has been made on Amazon. I love My Stylish French Girlfriends and wander through its pages often when I need a rest from Southern California. Yes, we have our own beauty but how I long for the beauty of France. Thank you for sharing your friends, home and life.

Leslie in Oregon April 20, 2017 - 9:53 am

Add me to the list of the legions looking forward to your new book! That is a beautiful photographic portrait of Gibson, who is even more beautiful than before. Congratulations on your book creating and your dog nurturing, Leslie

Daphne Bryson April 21, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Good afternoon Sharon, congratulations on the publication of your book. I can feel your excitement when I read the words you wrote.
Could you tell me if your book will be available in the UK? I received an Amazon voucher from my daughter for my birthday and I would live to purchase your book.
Best Wishes

Roxane April 21, 2017 - 5:24 pm

Congratulations, this is fabulous!!! I just pre-ordered on Barnes & Noble. I’m looking forward to reading this while sitting on my front porch in the heat of August, sipping Rosé and enjoying the flowers in my garden. I hope the book tour is in the works and will include either Boston or New York!

Pamela R LePage April 23, 2017 - 5:28 am

Congrats!!! Will be checking out Barns and Noble for your book. Looks awesome….

Annie April 24, 2017 - 1:21 am

Looks so lovely! Congratulations on another book. Everything you do is so wonderful.

@Firefly Hill

victoria ramos May 3, 2017 - 1:02 am

Ordered! Can’t wait till August!!!

Jennifer Canfield July 30, 2017 - 4:10 pm

You are an incredible artist in your own right, I wish I had a fraction of your talent and of course I wish I lived in the South of France. I went to Provence in 1999 and have been dying to get back ever since! Maybe 2018! Cant wait to get your new book!!!

Kim Otero January 9, 2018 - 5:04 am

I have just ordered both your books here in Australia and can’t wait for them to arrive – especially after reading all the great feedback above.

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Jean Laughrin May 21, 2021 - 8:14 am

I love these books. Can not wait for your next one.
Jean Laughrin


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