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A Return to Three Pines: A Fatal Grace

A Return to Three Pines: A Fatal Grace

Of all of the seasons in Three Pines, winter provides no shortage of suspense. 

What’s your favorite season in Three Pines?

Discussion on “A Return to Three Pines: A Fatal Grace”

I love the Winter in Three Pines. There is a special warmth in the relationships that define the inhabitants of this mystical place. There is something so real, so full of hope and beauty that I feel I am truly a part of a place where all pain can be healed by the real love that exists in Three Pines. The damage and flaws that make us all human are accepted and given dignity here. I’m so happy to find this place to share the joy that each of these books bring to my life.

i connect so much with theses books. i am an artist and understand completely the struggles that go with being that. be true to yourself or give the people what they seem to want.
winters and hot cocoa go hand in hand. and i see myself many times sitting in the chairs close to the big fire place with both hands around a big mug of hot cocoa.

Being from Montreal, my favourite season is very late Summer/early Fall. However, Louise’s winters are so very well written that I am reminded there can be glorious winter days and miserably cold and stormy days too. I get a chill just reading.

I love the winter in Three Pines. I see the warmth of the Bistro,
the smell of hot chocolate, I think I can hear the laughter and
whispered secrets each time I open the books. The characters are each so interesting in individual ways. They’ve become friends. I’m transported to a comforting and magical place. I can’t wait for the next book each time I finish one. I try so hard to read slowly. I think autumn is a close second to.

I love winter in Three Pines. Grew up in upstate New York, then moved to the Bay Area in California… love the Bay but miss winter! Three Pines holds the perfect winter ambience.

When I read of winter in Three Pines, I am transported to a world where winter is magical. I am not in a Minnesota winter where heavy snow has to be removed from sidewalks and driveways and driving on unplowed streets is dangerous. Thank goodness for winters in Three Pines.

Winter – yes. Growing up with wood stoves I know warmth when I see smoke coming out of chimneys. I appreciate Louise’s insight into human feelings being brought to life in Gamache and the folks of Three Pines. Ideally living in a small community where get togethers sharing homes, or the Bistro, and food are common place is desirable.

As a Canadian residing in Michigan for the past twenty five years, it is so special to be able to read well written Canadian literature with great suspense and enjoy the countryside of the Province of Quebec which I have always loved. Thank you Louise.

Even though I live in update NY and should be used to the cold winters I hate winter. But I would love to sit by the fire with Gabri and Gamache in the Bistro with a hot cocoa and warm croissant!!! Winter in Three Pines sounds delightful!

Winter is my favorite season in Three Pines. I live in Phoenix and miss the winters in Central New York that are similar to Three Pines. I makes me so happy and feeling a little homesick too!

I live on a dead end street on a lake. Except for the murder part, I can see each of my neighbors resembling a resident of Three Pines in a unique way. Seeing those reflections brings me a greater depth of serene appreciation of my world and that is Gamache’s. It keeps me focused on the uniqueness of each person. I love it.

My favorite in Three Pines is fall, with its bright colors, lingering flowers, and chilly nights foreshadowing the winter to come. (In real life, my favorite season is spring, for its hope and for gardening to come.)

As an Australian I find Winter the most interesting because we don’t experience it here as an extreme season. I love reading about how the characters enjoy the Bistro, the hot drinks and the fellowship of being inside as a respite from the weather outside. I even won a competition once knowing about the name of a Canadian winter hat! Tuque- and it was the prize. Winter in the books adds an additional element of danger- beautiful but potentially deadly.

In Three Pines all seasons seem absolutely great. So much that I took my kids to that part of the world one summer to try to have a feel of the region. Hoping that although Three Pines is only in the books I would get a sense Louise Penny gets her inspiration. It is a beautiful region. Loved it.
You can also take a walking tour in Quebec city based on Bury your Dead. I cannot get enough of Inspecteur Gamache and the gang of Three Pines. I am totally addicted!

My new to me book club just read Still Life and it is an introduction to the magic of Three Pines for the other members. (I am on my third reading). One of the members brought licorice pipes to share during our discussion!

Of course Winter! Sitting in the Bistro with a fire going, watching Inspector Gamache walk the dogs around the park.

Winter is special and Three Pines.
I would love to enjoy time in the bistro with the people of Three Pines.

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