Are We French Yet Banner

Keith Van Sickle

the author of
One Sip at a Time

will be

on Tour

January 28-February 8


Are We French Yet


Are We French Yet?
Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence

(travel memoir)

 Release date: December 15, 2018
at Dresher Publishing

157 pages

Author’s page | Goodreads


Can Two Americans Really Become French?
Val and Keith turned their lives upside down when they quit their jobs and moved to Provence. But they wondered: Can we fit in? And maybe become French ourselves?
Follow their adventures as they slowly unlock the mysteries of France…
– Is it true that French people are like coconuts?
– Can you learn to argue like a French person?
– What books have changed French lives?
– Most important of all, how do you keep your soup from exploding?
There’s more to becoming French than just learning the language. If you want the inside scoop on la belle France, you won’t want to miss this delightful book!

Eiffel Tower Orange


One Sip at a Time Keith Van SickleKeith Van Sickle
is the author of the Amazon best-seller
One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence.
A lifelong traveler who got his first taste of overseas life
as a university student in England,
Keith later backpacked around the world on his own.
But it was the expat assignment to Switzerland
that made him fall in love with Europe.
With his wife Val and their trusty dog Mica,
he now splits his time between California and Provence,
delving ever deeper into what makes France so endlessly fascinating.

Find the author on Facebook and Twitter
Visit his website

Subscribe to his mailing list and get information about new releases.

Buy the book on

Eiffel Tower Orange




Each little window on their French life is written with his obvious love of France, lots of humour and every now and then a little frustration at the French way too. I enjoyed this book, a bit more than the first, and I’m sure that memoir lovers of all things French will also love it and hopefully learn something too. From places to visit in Provence, food to try and top tips for learning French, this book has it all.

Library of Clean Reads

Reading travel memoirs are a great way to experience armchair traveling. I love Europe and was quickly attracted to the book cover of this memoir that promised some humorous anecdotes of Keith and his wife Val’s adventures while living in France. I was right. I was entertained from the first chapter to the last.
This was a fun book to read and I would recommend it to anyone who loves memoirs, France, traveling and the expat life.

Words And Peace

Nice collections of funny and culturally aware vignettes highlighting how life can be enriched by being familiar with two cultures.

Coffee, Chocolate or Tennis

Are we French Yet is an engaging and delightful read particularly if you are a Francophile like me. The book will kindle the sense of adventure in travelers who do not just want a vacation but to live like a local.

An Accidental Blog

Moving to a new country is always a challenge, and I loved sharing the adventures of Keith Van Sickle and his wife Val.
Anyone who enjoys indulging in a new life is sure to eat up the adventures of Are We French Yet? by Keith Van Sickle.

Locks, Hooks and Books

Are We French Yet?: Keith and Val’s Adventures in Provence is a fun and entertaining read.
It was interesting to find out what they went through trying to fit in.
I learned so much.
I recommend it for those who want to know what to expect if they travel to France. I liked it!

Chocolate and Croissants

The book is thoroughly charming and engaging.

Books Are Cool

Like its predecessor it’s wonderfully funny and full of wry observations about his host nation and the idiosyncrasies of its people that make them so very fascinating – and French.

Grass Monster

The reader can get lost in the life of living in France with Keith’s many descriptive references and beautiful scenery.
I really enjoyed being back with Keith and Val and look forward to more adventures from them in the future. 

Eiffel Tower Orange