We are so pleased to share this glowing review of How to Make a French Family from Booklist:
“Verant’s memoir touches on universal, real-life themes, like love, loss, and family, while mixing in plenty of delicious French flavors (and actual recipes) that make for a tasty read that’s true to the heart.”
The full review will appear in the March 1st issue of Booklist, don't miss it!
Pub. Date: April 4th, 2017
The heartwarming, hilarious story of the culture clashes and faux pas that add up to one happy French family
When Samantha is given a second chance at love at the age of forty, she moves to southwestern France, thinking she's prepared for her new role in life as an instant American wife and stepmom. It turns out, though, that making a French family takes more than just good intentions and a quick lesson in croissant-baking.
Even while suffering from culture shock and struggling to communicate with and parent her ten-year-old stepson and thirteen-year-old stepdaughter in a culture drastically different from her own, Samantha is determined to adapt to her adopted homeland—because when love and a new life is on the line, giving up isn't an option.