“My name is Jules Hooker. I have lived through a few crappy moments in my life–and with a name like Hooker, you can just imagine–but nothing, nothing, compares to the two intensely and world-shatteringly crappy things that happened to me this last June.
Three, I guess, if you count Gilbert.
After my ex-boyfriend dumped me on the day I thought he was going to propose, I’d have to say the other two really bad things that happened last June would have to be the dead body I discovered in the rental house in France where I went to get over being dumped, and lastly—and very possibly I should have led with this—the dirty bomb that exploded over the Mediterranean throwing me and everyone else in France back to the 1950s.
Did I mention I’m more or less stuck here now?“
The Reviews are In!
“Five stars! The main character in the Stranded in Provence series is witty, bright, believable, and delightful, someone you would like to have as a friend. The glimpses of life in a small medieval French town are fascinating. I am glad the next book is coming out soon, with many more to follow! A fascinating concept that the quality of life after such a major world shaking event could vary greatly depending on where you were when it happened. The French have some unique ways of coping. Altogether a satisfying and entertaining read!
“Five stars! I love cozy mysteries. I hate post apocalyptic drama series that seems like everything is a minute by minute fight for life. Susan Kiernan Lewis has solved this by creating a post apocalyptic mystery cozy in France that still includes great food, handsome men, a few bad guys, and surprises. Hope and acceptance surround these French villagers while the main character, Jules Hooker, an American stuck in France, decides to solve a murder while the police deal with the apocalypse. I loved it. The characters are great, the writing is excellent, and the story moves at a quick pace.”
“This is another can’t put it down mystery. The heroine is a complex mix of disappointed-in-love “tourist “with a heart of gold in a definitely non-tourist locale outside of Provence. There are many twists and turns and many unforgettable characters. Similar to the Maggie Newberry series with an apocalyptic twist.
I loved reading it (very quick read) and can’t wait for the rest of this series. Trying to write a review with “no spoilers” is hard, but you won’t be disappointed.”
“Fascinating picturing myself in a similar situation of how to survive an apocalypse. Nice twist at the end!”
“This book was so much fun on so many levels that I literally ran the battery down on my e reader. A plot that is believable with a heroine to root for. Well edited and very entertaining. Jules Hooker is a writer for a newspaper in Atlanta and hoping for an assignment as an investigative reporter as well as a proposal from her boyfriend . When she gets dumped instead of engaged she decides to take a trip to France to get over her disappointment. Instead she finds the body of a dead woman and is suddenly faced with a worldwide EMP attack that sets technology back to pre electronic status and leaves her stranded in Provence . Have some fun and a bit of romance with this story but be sure your reader is fully charged. This book will not disappoint you.”