Peter Mayle is my go-to guy. When I’ve read something heavy, disturbing, or am stressed out, I visit Peter. I started with Chasing Cezanne and never looked back. Just because I want to read something lighter, it still has to have enough ‘tooth’ to keep me reading. His fiction takes place all or in part in the south of France and reflects the mood of the region – life is to be enjoyed. His characters are engaging and the plots grab you and reel you in like a trophy trout. A little mystery, a little romance, all delivered with humor and smarts. They’re no vin ordinaire!