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7 Irresistible Books That Will Inspire You

7 Irresistible Books That Will Inspire You

A tour of France’s most treasured destinations. A flowering plant with tantalizing colors. A beautiful and motivational cookbook. A window into homes brimming with joie de vivre.

The gems on this remarkable list offer inspiration, home tours, recipes, and even a passport to the French Countryside.

The Best Loved Villages of France

Let’s Go
An insider’s tour of France’s most beloved and beautiful villages uncovers the country’s hidden treasures.

A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse: A Cookbook

With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, A Kitchen in France transports you to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking.

My Stylish French Girlfriends

House Tours

Meet 20 beautiful, creative French women who live with passion; work every day; and love to take care of their homes and families. Visit them in their grand chateaux or charming little country cottages or Parisian apartments.

Hydrangeas: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden

Flower Power
A favorite indoor-outdoor flower adorns the summer in colorful bursts of petals.

French Country Cottage

A romantic interpretation of French country style in a California cottage.

Rachel Ashwell: My Floral Affair: Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals

Discover Rachel Ashwell’s floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life.

Dior in Bloom

Celebrating Dior's floral inspirations in fashion and perfume, this unique volume features a portfolio of rose portraits by acclaimed fashion photographer Nick Knight.

BONUS: A Year in Provence

The Dream
A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.