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, L. A Wish Upon Jasmine. Laura Florand, September 8, 2015.

Florand, L. Once Upon a Rose. January 26, 2015. (Fictional Work)

Florand, L. Shadowed Heart. December 3, 2014.

Florand, L. Sun-Kissed. Laura Florand, May 10, 2014.

Florand, L. The Chocolate Temptation. January 2014.

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

Florand, LM, Martin, K, and Miller, LL. No Place Like Home. Kensington Publishing, October 2013. (Collection)

Florand, L. Snow-Kissed. September 2013.

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

Florand, L. The Chocolate Rose. April 2013.


Florand, L. "Drown the SnailDrown the Snail." The World is a Kitchen. Travlers’ Tales, 2006.

Florand, L. "The Heart of the DanceThe Heart of the Dance." 30 Days in the South Pacific. Ed. SO Reilly, JO Reilly, L Habegger, SO Reilly, JO Reilly, and L Habegger. Travelers’ Tales, 2006.

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

Florand, L. "Making the Most of Being OverseasMaking the Most of Being Overseas." Work Abroad: The Complete Guide. Ed. C Hubbs and C Hubbs. Transitions Abroad Publishing, 2002.

Florand, L. "Red Wines and RednecksRed Wines and Rednecks." Adventures in Wine: True Stories of Vineyards and Vintages Around the World. Ed. T Elkjer and T Elkjer. Travelers’ Tales, 2002. 151-158.

Florand, LM. "Ori Tahiti: Heartbeat of a People." Dance Voice (December 2003): 10-11. (Academic Article)

Florand, LM. "Stop Ethnocentrism!: A Case for Armchair Multiculturalism." Transitions Abroad 26.2 (2003): 55-56. (Academic Article)

Castro-Lee, C. "Collection of contemporary Spanish poems, see author’s comments for specific poems." FDU Literary Review: Literature of Democratic Spain 36. (Academic Article)

Florand, L. "Aux Galeries Lafayette: Classroom Activity." de l’aide: Directory of Elementary Language Activities for Instructors at Duke (2001).