Julia Stuart is an award-winning journalist and lives in Bahrain. This is her first novel.
"A hilarious romp off the beaten track. Love it to bits."--Joanne
Harris, author of Chocolat and Gentlemen and Players
"A warm, funny novel about life and love in rural France...Stuart's zesty narrative style is tailor-made for farce...Stuart injects her own brand of va-va-voom into this classic formula."--The Independent Extra (London)
"Following these gentle folks on their blind dates and awkward reentries into the field of romance is a sweet and simple pleasure. Stuart...does manage to richly evoke the fecund sights and smells of rural France...[A] delightful, excursion to a kinder, gentler place."--Kirkus Reviews
"This frothy debut, as enchanting as Joanne Harris's Chocolat, follows Guillaume Ladoucette, a barber in southwestern France."--More Magazine
"Filled with enchanting settings and a brilliant attention to detail, Stuart's first novel is an enjoyable trip through the sweetness, sadness, and hilarity that love-and life-often brings."--Library Journal
"Debut novelist Stuart infects Amour-sur-Belle's byzantine lore with whimsy...and sensual detail."--Publishers Weekly