A Love Affair in Paris: 11 Novels Set in France | Author Jan Moran
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A Love Affair in Paris: 11 Novels Set in France

French MacaroonsIt's easy to fall in love with Paris, and many of the best contemporary novels set in France celebrate love — or at least, a love affair with France. In this installment of books set in France, you'll find a multitude of genres, including literary fiction, suspense, mystery, young adult, and mainstream fiction. Three of my novels have scenes set in France, including The Perfumer: Scent of Triumph, The Winemakers, and Flawless.

My first post about books set in France garnered so many comments and suggestions that I promised to follow-up with books gleaned from readers' comments, along with a few of my personal favorites.

Contemporary Novels Set in France

This list features several book series set in France, such as those from Cara Black, Laura Florand, and Stephen Clarke. For these, I've included the first book in the series, but subsequent titles deserve exploration, too.

Each of these authors captures different nuances about France. For example, M.J. Rose explores perfumery, while Laura Florand delves into chocolate making. Stephanie Perkins captures the young adult experience in Paris. Cara Black's forte is murder, and Stephen Clarke's books will have you laughing out loud in no time. And who can resist the suspense of Dan Brown?

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2Q==A Wedding in Provence by Ellen Sussman

And a few more we love:

Paris Was the Placeir?t=fabulofragra 20&l=as2&o=1&a=0307594076 by Susan Conley

Anna and the French Kissir?t=fabulofragra 20&l=as2&o=1&a=0142419400 by Stephanie Perkins

The Chocolate Thiefir?t=fabulofragra 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00D9TMINQ by Laura Florand


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Jan’s books are also available to purchase in Deutsch, Dutch, Italiano, Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian. More languages coming soon!

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