At the age of seventeen in a last-minute twist of fate, Laura Bradbury is sent to Burgundy, France, for a year’s exchange. She arrives knowing only a smattering of French and with no idea what to expect in her first foray out of North America. With a head full of dreams and a powerful desire to please, Laura quickly adapts to Burgundian life, learning crucial skills such as the fine art of winetasting and how to savor snails.
However, the charming young men of the region mean Laura soon runs afoul of the rules, particularly the no-dating edict. Romantic afternoons in Dijon, early morning pain au chocolat runs, and long walks in the vineyards are wondrous but also present Laura with a conundrum: How can she keep her hosts happy while still managing to follow her heart? Follow along on Laura’s journey to l’amour in My Grape Year.
Praise for Laura Bradbury's Grape Series:
"Bradbury’s Grape Series feels like a series of honest and funny letters sent from a friend about her fascinating (and sometimes baffling) life in France. A beautiful read.”
—JANICE MACLEOD, New York Times bestselling author of Paris Letters and A Paris Year
“Bradbury’s Grape Series takes the reader on a romantic adventure into the heart, soul, and people of la belle France. Filled with delicious food, love, and laughter, Bradbury’s writing proves that you have to dare to follow your heart wherever it leads you...and that sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone to truly live.”
—SAMANTHA VÉRANT, author of How to Make a French Family and Seven Letters from Paris
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my grape year
Wow, a great read! Listed as a biography/memoir on Apple Books it covers just one year (11 months) in a young woman’s life. So much happens to her and such great changes take place in her personality and direction in her life. I am an old guy with three children of my own and plan to read the whole series. Why leave the pleasure of reading this book only to young folks. Make sure when you read this book that you have food nearby - you will get hungry while you read,
My Grape Year
I enjoyed the details and descriptions of your experiences. The hard choices you had to make to be true to yourself and follow the path you felt was planned for your life. Thank you for sharing!
I hope you will someday see the maker of us all in the blessings in your life. I pray you will be healed of your illness.