French Illusions – by an American Writer

18 Aug




Memoir of an American au-pair for an aristocratic French family in a Loire Valley chateau. She pretended to speak French when applying for the job at a Chateau in France…

French Illusions, the first of two books based on the author’s diaries, takes place in the summer of 1979. Linda Kovic contracts to become an au pair for an aristocratic French family in the Loire Valley. In order to secure the position, she pretends to speak the language, confident she’ll be forgiven once she arrives at her destination.

French Lifestyle
This book captures Linda’s fascinating real-life story inside and outside the Château de Montclair. Her compelling memoir details her challenges and triumphs as she tries to adjust to her new life with Madame and Monsieur Dubois and their children.

When Linda encounters, Adam, a handsome young student, her life with the family becomes more complicated, adding fuel to her internal battle for independence. Join Linda on her unforgettable adventure of discovery and romance in an extraordinary part of the world.

Experiencing French culture
French Illusions is a lovely read that captures the flair of France. Are you maybe interested in working overseas and indulging in French culture?  Or always wanting to travel to France? Learn the French language?  Then this book is perfect for you: entertaining and at the same time adding a touch of “savoir-vivre en France” and showing life in a French aristocratic family.

About the author:
Linda Kovic-Skow resides in Gilbert, Arizona. She earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting in 1978 from North Seattle Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Seattle University in 1985. She has been married for 28 years and has two daughters. An enthusiastic traveler, Linda also enjoys boating, gardening and socializing with friends. French Illusions, her debut memoir, is the culmination of a three-year project and will have a sequel pretty soon.

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