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Paris-Brest Pastry, Gluten-Free

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The Paris-Brest is a French pastry, created in 1910 (in Maisons Laffitte, by the way) by a pâtissier named Louis Durand. He was inspired by the cycling race from Paris to Brest, which was inaugurated in 1891. The pastry is

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The Viscount – Chapter Twenty-Two

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO “Salut Tommy.” Marc reached down awkwardly and wiggled Thomas’ knee before straightening back up again. Thomas continued to stare down at the action figure he had in his hand without giving any indication

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The Viscount – Chapter Twenty-One

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE “She’s here,” Chastity said, jumping up from the couch and running over to the Intercom. “This should be fun,” her mother said, patting Tommy’s back gently. She was still wary of any movement

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Life, Love and Sarcasm in Paris

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That’s Paris is out! And I’m in it! See that? Oh là là  is right! This book is the brainchild of Velvet Morning Press, and all proceeds will go to charity! Woot! Woot! (I love that part).  The details about the charity

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The Viscount – Chapter Twenty

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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

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER NINETEEN Camille spotted Eloise through the glass doors and raced outside after her. “Eloise, hi!” She turned and faced him calmly, but with a pleasant smile on her face. She didn’t look unhappy to

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Imperfect Resolutions

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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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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER EIGHTEEN The Viscount’s eyes rested steadily on Chastity at the door … Thank you for your interest in The Viscount of Maisons Laffitte. This content has been removed pending publication.

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I'm Lady Jennie - Welcome to A Lady in France!

I think I was born in the wrong era. I am meant to live in the 19th century. In England. Born into an aristocratic family that is independently wealthy and doesn't need to marry off its daughters to save them from becoming spinster governesses. ( To continue reading, please click here. )

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