When I was researching the book I had to decide on a town where the contemporary heroine Ella would settle with her husband Rick. Since Rick would be working in Toulouse I began visiting small towns a 40-minute train ride from Toulouse. My experience of finding Lisle-sur-Tarn was similar to Ella’s:

“I arrived in Lisle-sur-Tarn by crossing a long narrow bridge over the River Tarn. At the end of it a church and a café marked the town’s edge. I parked next to the café and began to walk. By the time I reached the center of town I knew [I would set the book there] we would live there.” See photos of the town

Lisle-sur-Tarn web site