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The Viscount – Chapter Twenty


THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWENTY Jerôme showed up at the café fifteen minutes late. He stood at the entrance, looking around, his eyes blinking to adjust to the poor lighting. Jean sat to the right of the small

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The Viscount – Chapter Nineteen

This one is a little nicer - closer up, and a view from the side.

Before I start this week’s chapter, let me recap my 2-weeks of “plot-tightening.” On a practical level, I’ve changed Camille’s new friend “Eléonore” to Eloise to avoid confusion with the Viscount’s elder sister. And the mysterious “Jean” who keeps meeting the

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Imperfect Resolutions


I have been longing to start the new year, and with it, what has become a tradition of ours to fast for forty days at its beginning. The fast is a combination of food-free days (usually twice a week), sometimes denying pleasures

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The Viscount – Chapter Eighteen

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I think I will take the next two weeks to re-read what I’ve written so far and tighten the plot before continuing (which, I will readily admit, needs it). Therefore, this is the last chapter until the new year. Thank

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Vlog #5 French Conversation Fillers


It’s been awhile, I know, since I’ve done a vlog. The truth is, I like blogging much better than vlogging, and I don’t always have ready ideas. But here is a helpful video if you want to contribute your part to

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The Viscount – Chapter Seventeen

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER SEVENTEEN The music was audible as soon as he entered the iron gates and turned down the lane towards the house – a somewhat crumbling old manor that was set far back from the

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The Viscount – Chapter Sixteen

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I have less time to write this school year. I teach/tutor more than I have in the past, and my kids have shorter school days due to a reform in the school rhythm. I often feel like I’m scrambling to

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Lentil Soup Recipe


I once went on a blind date with a man who confessed he didn’t know what lentils were. I was perfectly ready for him to say he didn’t like them, but that he didn’t know what they were? From that

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