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My Grape Year ❰BOOKS❯ ✬ My Grape Year Author Laura Bradbury – Buyprobolan50.co.uk My Grape Year takes fans of Laura Bradbury s Grape series back to where it all began In a last minute twist of fate, Laura is sent to Burgundy, France for a year on an exchange She arrives knowing onl My Grape Year takes fans of Laura Bradbury s Grape series back to where it all began In a last minute twist of fate, Laura is sent to Burgundy, France for a year on an 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 adapts to Burgundian life, learning crucial skills such as the fine art of winetasting and how to savor snails However, her inability to resist My Grape PDF/EPUB ² the charming young men of the region means that 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 does she keep her hosts happy while still managing to follow her heart.


About the Author: Laura Bradbury

Laura Bradbury, her french husband Franck, and their three franco Canadian daughters share their time between Victoria, Canada and Burgundy, France where they own and manage four vacation rentals in the vineyards, including a th century restored winemaker s cottage and a th century wine cellar under the streets of Beaune You can learnat laurabradbury or graperentals Laura is a holder of a BA from McGill University, a License from the Sorbonne in medieval French literature, and a law degree from Oxford which she never used, much to the horror of her parents She published several My Grape PDF/EPUB ² articles about French wine and culture in glossy magazines before being distracted for a good decade by motherhood My Grape Escape is the first book of the Grape Series one book for each of the properties Laura and her husband renovated in France Her bestselling sequel My Grape Village recounts their move back to Burgundy with her two eldest daughters in tow to renovate a dilapidated cottage just behind Franck s childhood home in the village of Villers la Faye The next Grape book entitled My Grape Year is due out in late early August Laura has no spare time, but she does neglect her children and husband on a regular basis in order to paint, read, and enjoy a strong espresso with a square of dark chocolate.



10 thoughts on “My Grape Year

  1. Julie Haigh Julie Haigh says:

    An absolute delight From Vancouver, Canada, Laura went on her exchange year abroad in 1990 She was 17 and would be graduating soon Her first choice of country for the exchange had been Switzerland She ends up going to France, a year in Burgundy All the students were presented with a list of Don ts Would she keep to it or would she break it This series of books came highly recommended to me, many of my friends have read and loved them and I can see why A lovely, warm read, right from the An absolute delight From Vancouver, Canada, Laura went on her exchange year abroad in 1990 She was 17 and would be graduating soon Her first choice of country for the exchange had been Switzerland She ends up going to France, a year in Burgundy All the students were presented with a list of Don ts Would she keep to it or would she break it This series of books came highly recommended to me, many of my friends have read and loved them and I can see why A lovely, warm read, right from the outset Laura writes about discovering the wonderful foods And wine The foods are so gorgeously described A great read and a way to totally immerse yourself in France This book is an absolute delight, and a feast of foods


  2. Jacqueline Jacqueline says:

    This memoir is Laura s third book about her love of France and life in the winemaking region of Burgundy in the east of France This book goes back to the beginning to tell the story of how Laura, a 17 yr old from Canada who spoke very little French, came to be on a year long exchange in Burgundy, living with four separate host families, attending French lyc e and promising not to drive, take drugs, drink alcohol or date boys during the year Being sent to the heart of wine making country where This memoir is Laura s third book about her love of France and life in the winemaking region of Burgundy in the east of France This book goes back to the beginning to tell the story of how Laura, a 17 yr old from Canada who spoke very little French, came to be on a year long exchange in Burgundy, living with four separate host families, attending French lyc e and promising not to drive, take drugs, drink alcohol or date boys during the year Being sent to the heart of wine making country where one of her first encounters with one of the families was helping with the backbreaking grape harvest, the alcohol rule was looked on withthan a little flexibility from the start, the other rules however were not there to be ignored.From the first chapter of her first memoir I have enjoyed Laura s writing style, which is open as well as entertaining and was delighted to get the chance to readabout her time spent in France It is obvious from the beginning she is a hopeless romantic who as well as wanting to succeed in mastering French and being the best student ambassador she can be, one of her reasons for leaving behind the familiar was the possibility that somewhere else in the world the right man was just waiting for her to walk into his life She casts her apprising eye over her host brothers, her new school friends and the other people of her own age whom she meets through her new network of friends, but as the months tick by she sadly feels there isn t actually that much difference between French boys and Canadian boys.Laura describes the difficulties she encounters settling into her host families, the new foods she tries, the new school she must attend and how she copes in this new life with a language she struggles with There is honesty, but humour and love for all things French too Not all the families are easy to live with, but there are some who she develops a very special relationship with Then things change when she meets someone very special, someone who feels like the one and promises he will never hurt her Life would be just perfect if it weren t for that pesky little no dating rule and the fact that very soon Laura will have to pack her bags and return to Canada If you haven t yet read any of Laura s books I would recommend starting with My Grape Year


  3. Brenda Brenda says:

    I really enjoyed reading this 1st book in series A Canadian high school student goes to France as an exchange student She stays with 4 different familes while there, each very different Laura immerses herself in the culture and experiences amazing food and wine I surprised I didn t gain 5 pounds just reading this book while gaining a better grasp of the language and making friends during her year there.


  4. Jolene Thiessen Jolene Thiessen says:

    I loved this book It really resonated with me and my own experiences of going into a foreign country to teach ESL It brought back so many memories and emotions I don t agree with all of Laura s decisions but it was definitely a fun and engaging read It is written in a way that really captures the imagination and takes you on your own journey to France.


  5. J.H. Moncrieff J.H. Moncrieff says:

    If you enjoy Bradbury s Grape series, this book provides some great insight into how it all began how the author fell in love with France and her future husband in the same year.While enjoyable, this was my least favourite of the series, only because so much of it focused on how unfulfilled and hollow the then eighteen year old author felt without a man in her life Sometimes it read like the overblown romantic poetry of a teenager But she was writing about a teenager, so perhaps that was If you enjoy Bradbury s Grape series, this book provides some great insight into how it all began how the author fell in love with France and her future husband in the same year.While enjoyable, this was my least favourite of the series, only because so much of it focused on how unfulfilled and hollow the then eighteen year old author felt without a man in her life Sometimes it read like the overblown romantic poetry of a teenager But she was writing about a teenager, so perhaps that was her intent.At the same time, I applauded her bravery for leaving everything she knew behind to live in France for a year, even though she barely spoke a word of the language Her account of her experiences and the various host families she lived with are extremely entertainingI just could have done with less of the someday my prince will come stuff Still a very solid book.As mentioned in other reviews, though, there are way too many typos in the ebook edition It does detract from the story after a while


  6. Janis Janis says:

    I read this book last of all in the series..if I had read it first I would not have read the othershowever by a lucky accident I did read the rest of them and they are way betterthis one was too juvenile for wordsI could not believe she was eighteen as it read like a book for 12 year olds..Don t let it put you off, as the remaining books are wonderful, although I can t wrap my head around just how much they drink..


  7. Susan Susan says:

    I have read other books about exchange students in France so I was very happy that this wasto my pace of life No drugs involved in this memoir but an awful lot of drinking Laura was only 17 when she arrived as an exchange student and luckily picked up French quick enough She was lucky to stay with a lovely family for the first few months and their daughter had just exchanged to the states She was totally involved in French life and the school adds a lot of amusement to the book The se I have read other books about exchange students in France so I was very happy that this wasto my pace of life No drugs involved in this memoir but an awful lot of drinking Laura was only 17 when she arrived as an exchange student and luckily picked up French quick enough She was lucky to stay with a lovely family for the first few months and their daughter had just exchanged to the states She was totally involved in French life and the school adds a lot of amusement to the book The second family had kids that weren t very nice but she soldiered thru it and the last family they could barely care if she was there and was happy when she could spend the weekends with friends as they liked to go away on trips At 18 her hormones were raging but she signed a document before going that said she wouldn t date soooooo what on earth could she do I don t want to give too much away as I really enjoyed this book and if you like France this is a great read


  8. Zeba Ghory Zeba Ghory says:

    This isn t the type of book I d normally read or admit reading , but I was looking for something easy that I didn t have to think too hard about.The first half of the book is great, the food, drink and scenery descriptions are brilliant They really do transport you to Burgundy every time I put this book down I felt like I d just returned from holiday The book was comforting and an escape.I would have given this a higher rating but I didn t care much for the romance I found it tedious and This isn t the type of book I d normally read or admit reading , but I was looking for something easy that I didn t have to think too hard about.The first half of the book is great, the food, drink and scenery descriptions are brilliant They really do transport you to Burgundy every time I put this book down I felt like I d just returned from holiday The book was comforting and an escape.I would have given this a higher rating but I didn t care much for the romance I found it tedious and it took up far too much of the book I know it s a memoir so I can understand why the author wanted to include it but I don t think she should have made it such a focus point It s hardly the world s most epic love story


  9. Deidre Moore Deidre Moore says:

    Love, love, love Laura Bradbury, you put into words the feeling I felt all through my teenage years Even though I m much, much older, I recognized what I never was able to express so eloquently I have so enjoyed your journey I have been fortunate enough to have visited Paris, Beaune, and areas of the Languedoc and have busted Victoria as well, but even if I never had your descriptions bring it all to life Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing life and even , your amazing love sto Love, love, love Laura Bradbury, you put into words the feeling I felt all through my teenage years Even though I m much, much older, I recognized what I never was able to express so eloquently I have so enjoyed your journey I have been fortunate enough to have visited Paris, Beaune, and areas of the Languedoc and have busted Victoria as well, but even if I never had your descriptions bring it all to life Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing life and even , your amazing love story Deidre


  10. Elisha Baker Elisha Baker says:

    I m mixed on how I feel about this memoir I enjoyed the peak into French food and culture but I don t know if I ll be reading the rest of Laura Bradbury s memoirs I m curious how old she was when she wrote this The love story part is SO immature the Universe has aligned, he s the one I saw on the street and electricity coursed through me when our eyes met good grief This book just was too much at many points probably could have been half the length and still told the story.


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