Stylish French Girlfriends

I received a copy of Sharon Santoni’s book My Stylish French Girlfriends from one of my own stylish friends as a Christmas gift…

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On Boxing Day I took to the bed suffering from exhaustion spent some time relaxing and read this wonderful book from cover to cover.  Santoni introduces us to some of the most inspiring women I have ever read about as she covers France from north to south.  Each of the girlfriends is unique and talented and, oh yes, very stylish…

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As we travel along we encounter women as different as night and day, but at the same time alike.  The common thread running through each story is that each of these girlfriends is true to herself.  There is no pretense, just what you see is what you get…

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After reading each mini biography I felt like I had made a new friend!  I love the way Santoni describes her relationships with these wonderful women.  Some friendships are longstanding and some are newer.  Many are created by chance encounter but each one is special…

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I don’t know what I liked best – the stories or the photographs.  Every home, garden and shop pictured is stunning.  I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite…

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Reading along it also occurred to me that I have just as many Stylish Southern Girlfriends as Santoni has French ones!

You know who you are – authors and artists, caterers and calligraphers, gardeners and shopkeepers, antique dealers and paper purveyors, mothers and daughters, sisters and friends.

I’m thinking … our stories are just as unique and beautiful!

I’m wondering … if I called would you say yes?…



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  1. As a French girl, I approve of this book…lovely.

  2. Kandy sims says:

    I’ve been thinking you should write a book…you are so great with words and pics!!!❤️❤️

  3. Hope you are resting up. Have a wonderful new year.

  4. sally randall says:

    this is great!

  5. Fabulous!!! Gotta get that book!!! Looks and sounds like a “MUST”!!!

  6. Susan McNamara says:

    Thank you for introducing me to the book. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! You should def. get to writing!!!! Don’t waist your talents!!! Happy New Year!!!!