“The story is fast-paced, well-written and delivers an excellent look into the domestic life of this privileged family, as well as many of the cultural aspects of living in France.”-Patricia Sands, award-winning author of The Promise of Provence

“Plenty of memoirs address traumatic cultural encounters; but this blend of adventure, romance, and a summer of discovery goes a step further in documenting the poor choices of youth, their consequences, and how Linda Kovic-Skow ultimately overcame many challenges to achieve her goals despite these early snafus. The result makes for an especially vivid, engrossing read.” —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“The book (French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley) is an honest account of the author’s life and her dreams to travel the world. The book is insightful and it captures the beauty of the Loire Valley.” Readers’ Favorite Book Review and Award Contest    

“Impeccably written and proffering a fascinating peek into an extraordinary life, French Illusions is a memoire par excellence and a notable debut from an author who deserves a place on your bookshelf. It is highly recommended.” Book Viral

“I was a little leery thinking that it was going to read like a stuffy non-fiction but in actuality the author writes in such a way that at times I forgot it was based on her real story and not a fiction.  It drew me in and I didn’t want to put it down.”
—Colletta Miller, Colletta’s Kitchen Sink

“There are few books that can make one laugh, cry, and cheer for the main character but this is one of them.”
—Fishergirl003, Amazon Reviewer

“Great read especially for a look inside family life in France – and an Au Pair experience”
—Ann M. Lokey, “Professional Parent”

“There was a lot to like about this book. The author’s dialogue between the characters was natural and organic. Her contentious situation with Madame Dubois was recounted as if it had just happened. (At times, I felt like an unwitting intruder who walked into a tense and uncomfortable situation.) I particularly liked a tender reminiscence cooking with her mom when she was a little girl. And the climax of the book was explosively palpable. I also loved the peppered French language throughout the book too. French Illusions is a fun, romantic tale that most of us could only dream of doing.”
—devour, Amazon Reviewer

“I read the book in 2 days. It kept me interested from the 1st page to the last and I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
—BonnieJ, Amazon Reviewer