New Book

New Book

Hello Everyone, I’m happy to announce that my latest book, Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France is now published.


I’d like to say “Thank you” to those who have helped me along the way.
– To my husband, Jeff, who is always understanding – and a good proofreader.
– To the ladies of my writing group for their thoughtful suggestions and encouragement.
– And to you, my faithful readers, who regularly read my blog. It’s heartening to get your comments or just to see that people are reading. I would be very lonely if no one ever visited my site, so a big THANK YOU to everyone!


Small cover copy400Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France

Ahh, Provence… that magical place in the south of France. It fills our minds with images of lazy, sunny days sitting in the central square of a quaint village, just drinking in the ambience.

While that’s all very pleasant, you can add an extra layer of enjoyment to your Provençal experience by discovering the stories and histories that shaped this area and its people.

Here are just a few of the tales that you’ll discover in this book:

  • Why do those noisy cicadas sing so loudly?
  • How did Martha deal with the dreadful local dragon?
  • What did Nostradamus predict in Provence?
  • In the Provençal Christmas story, why is Bethlehem in France?
  • How did Buffalo Bill have a lasting effect on the region?

And much more…

I hope you’ll enjoy perusing these intriguing tales as much as I’ve enjoyed finding them and writing about them.

Available in paperback and e-book From:

Amazon.COM | Amazon.CO.UK | Amazon.CA
Amazon.AU | Amazon.FR

Meet the Authors 2017

And if you are in Nice, France on June 3, please come out to our “Meet the Authors” event where I’ll be presenting (and signing) my new book. You can meet several local authors, learn about their books, and find ideas for your summer reading list.

Participating Authors:

Julia Allen, Lisa Anselmo, Kristin Espinasse, Margo Lestz, Patrick J Murphy, and Patricia Sands. The event will be moderated by Adrian Leeds. Click here to see more about the authors.

Hope to see you there!

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Margo Lestz

Margo has authored four books about France. She has a BA in Liberal Studies with International Emphasis and enjoys travel, languages, history, writing, and experiencing other cultures.


  1. Félicitations ! I am very impressed, Margo! I am looking forward to reading all these interesting stories. Well done! Big hug for you and Jeff❤️

      1. I wish I was closer to come to your presentation. I know it’s going to be very interesting and inspirational❤️

  2. Congratulations & Bravo, Margo! No doubt you’re relieved to be finished with your latest masterpiece! Love to you and Jeffrey!

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