Laura Florand

Laura Florand

Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies

External address: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27710
Internal address: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Phone: (919) 660-8438
Florand's current main interests are contemporary French language and culture and gastronomy. As a Fulbright Fellow, she also studied the ways language, dance, and literature were being used as part of a cultural renaissance in French Polynesia (Tahiti). She is an award-winning, international bestselling writer of a memoir and multiple novels set in France. Recently, NPR selected her fiction for their list of the Top 100 Romances, a list spanning a time period from Jane Austen to today. Translated into nine languages, her works have also been nominated for Reviewers Choice Best Book of the Year, received the RT Seal of Excellence, and multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.


  • M.A., Duke University 2000

Florand, Laura. A Wish Upon Jasmine. Laura Florand, 2015.

Florand, L. Once Upon a Rose. 2015.

Florand, L. Shadowed Heart. 2014.

Florand, Laura. Sun-Kissed. Laura Florand, 2014.

Florand, L. The Chocolate Temptation. 2014.

Florand, L. The Chocolate Heart. Kensington Publishing, 2013.

Florand, L. M., et al. No Place Like Home. Kensington Publishing, 2013.

Florand, L. Snow-Kissed. 2013.

Florand, L. The Chocolate Touch. Kensington Publishing, 2013.

Florand, L. The Chocolate Rose. 2013.


Florand, L. “Drown the Snail.” The World Is a Kitchen, Travlers’ Tales, 2006.

Florand, L. “The Heart of the Dance.” 30 Days in the South Pacific, edited by Sean O. Reilly et al., Travelers’ Tales, 2006.

Florand, L. “Spies, Salads, Old Cars and French In-Laws.” Travelers’ Tales Provence, Travelers’ Tales, 2003.

Florand, L. “Making the Most of Being Overseas.” Work Abroad: The Complete Guide, edited by Clay Hubbs, Transitions Abroad Publishing, 2002.

Florand, L. “Red Wines and Rednecks.” Adventures in Wine: True Stories of Vineyards and Vintages Around the World, edited by Thom Elkjer, Travelers’ Tales, 2002, pp. 151–58.

Florand, Laura M. “Ori Tahiti: Heartbeat of a People.” Dance Voice, Dec. 2003, pp. 10–11.

Cultural Transitions: Ways to Overcome the Overseas Helplessness Syndrome.” Transitions Abroad, vol. 26, 2003, pp. 54–54.

Florand, L. “Monolingualism: It Can Be Cured…Learning a Language as an Adult is Actually Fun.” Transitions Abroad, vol. 26, 2003, pp. 44–44.

Florand, Laura M. “Stop Ethnocentrism!: A Case for Armchair Multiculturalism.” Transitions Abroad, vol. 26, no. 2, 2003, pp. 55–56.

Castro-Lee, Cecilia. “Collection of contemporary Spanish poems, see author’s comments for specific poems.” Fdu Literary Review: Literature of Democratic Spain, vol. 36, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Florand, L. “Aux Galeries Lafayette: Classroom Activity.” De L’Aide: Directory of Elementary Language Activities for Instructors at Duke, 2001.