France has long captured the imagination of Americans. For some women, a love of France and all things French started when they were schoolgirls tackling one of the most seductive of tongues. For others, the attraction came later when, drawn to what many consider the world's most exalted culture, they made summer trips or even moved there, learning much about this beguiling country along the way. In this beautiful collection, two dozen women describe the country they love and why they fell under its spell. Women explore their firsthand experiences with the people, landscape, flavors, history, art, culture, and character of this enchanted land. Featuring a delightful mix of perspectivesfrom M.F.K. Fisher's first days in Dijon and Janet Flanner's account of post-War Paris to the contemporary prose of Amanda Hesserthis book is sure to strike a chord with Francophiles everywhere.Cusumano, Camille is the author of 'France, a Love Story Women Write about the French Experience', published 2004 under ISBN 9781580051156 and ISBN 1580051154.