Living la belle vie in Provence is a dream come true for American expats Gayle and Ralph. But their tranquil world is turned upside-down when serious birdwatcher Ralph suggests a year-long quest to find 200 bird species in France.
The eat-preen-love life cycle of birds does not fascinate Gayle, but an off-the-beaten-track adventure does. Ancient hilltop villages, vibrant outdoor markets, and delectable delicacies await! Aware that the mission is powered by passion and protective of their relationship, she insists Ralph go slow and savor the experience. He agrees … but is it a promise he can keep?
They’ll crisscross the country, from the Mediterranean to the English Channel, the Pyrenees to the Alps. Mother Nature’s mighty forces, heart-pounding alpine roads, and mosquito-ridden marshes challenge their resolve. However, France’s natural beauty, captivating culture, and astounding birdlife lead the way … to discoveries that surprise them both.
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