Constance Leisure

Constance Leisure began her career as an editor at Ladies Home Journal and Family Circle before moving to Paris with her husband and two young children who were raised and educated there. Early on, while on a trip to Provence to fill up the trunk of the family car with wine, they stumbled upon and purchased an old farmhouse with an enchanted garden in a small wine village in the Vaucluse. Little by little, the house in Provence became the center of her family life and her creative imagination. She lives there and in Litchfield, Connecticut. Amour Provence is her first novel.

Books by this Author

Amour Provence


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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Breathe

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Bella, the remarkable dog in Elsa Morante's novel History

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Poor spelling.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Japanese calligraphy.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barack Obama. I know he gets a lot of flack, but from here in Europe he looks pretty great.