“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?“
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“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.”