Christmas in New York, with a sprinkling of Frenchman
The Bennett sisters throw an engagement party for their oldest in the heart of Manhattan. When Merle’s sometime French lover arrives he takes over her logical mind again, sending hormonal signals too strong to ignore. But is Pascal in town just for the holidays? Does he have another agenda, one that involves wine and the French consulate? Is the Strachie dirty laundry from ‘Blackbird Fly’ going to be aired again — only worse? And why does Pascal take Merle to see a drag queen who sings in French?
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The sequel to ‘Blackbird Fly’ is here!
Merle Bennett is turning fifty, and her four sisters are helping her celebrate by going to France on a walking tour of the Dordogne. But one sister invites along a law colleague whose annoying ways upset what Merle had hoped would be just ‘wine, women, and walking.’ When Gillian Sargent, the sixth wheel, finds an injured dog beside the road the idyllic summer vacation takes a dark and dangerous turn. Why is the dog special? Who is after her? And what will they do to get the dog back?
Truffles, romance, wine, & intrigue
The Girl in the Empty Dress
the sequel to Blackbird Fly
“A perfect summer read: it had mystery, romance, the complexities of family relations and the beautiful countryside in France. The author’s writing was engaging and I loved how the different storylines were interconnected. I recommend and enjoyed this story.” — Book Nerd
“I liked Lise’s writing style, loved her brilliant descriptions like: “He had the face of an ice block hardened by many winters”, [they] brought her characters alive. The situations they found themselves in often made me laugh and there was just the right amount of ooh-ing and aah-ing over the tasty French cheeses, truffles and wine to remember they were in France and loving it. I can recommend both Blackbird Fly and The Girl in the Empty Dress (Bennett Sisters Novels) as perfect summer holiday reads. I will be looking out for more Bennett Sisters Novels“ — French Village Diaries
No matter where she sets her novels or what adventures befall her characters, one thing is certain. Strong female characters always populate a Lise McClendon novel. —YVW Magazine
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