The Road to Le Papillon – Book 3


Available March 22, 2022
The Road to Le Papillon
Daily Meditations on a Life of True Contentment

TSLL is doing something a bit differently with the third book to save readers money on shipping costs and to be more sustainable by reducing the number of places the books need to be shipped (previously – first to me to sign; then to readers around the world). This will save you money and speed up delivery time so you can have the book to your door as quickly as possible.

  • In February I will be sharing how to receive a signed copy which will be a customized Bookplate made exclusively for TSLL’s 3rd book (free to ship to you). Readers will then purchase the 3rd book from Amazon, Bookshop, B & N, etc. on March 22nd to ensure swift delivery and the best price. At this time (in February) for a limited time, there will be a discount on TSLL’s 1st and 2nd books, so that when the 3rd book arrives in March after you order, you will also receive the 1st and/or 2nd book along with your signed Bookplate to place in your copy of The Road to Le Papillon.
  • Additionally, TOP Tier Members will receive a special free gift with their purchase during a limited window of time in February 2022, so be sure to explore joining TSLL Community prior to February 2022. All of the exclusive details available for Members about the gift will be shared in February’s A Cuppa Moments.
  • Sign up for the Book Release newsletter to be notified when TSLL’s 3rd book becomes available, where to purchase and how to preordering a signed copy here.
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The road to true contentment is a chosen journey. Our enjoyment of life expands and deepens based on being courageously open to possibility and tenaciously becoming fully human. Living mindfully in the present steadies us as we pursue true contentment and live peacefully in our everydays, engaging with love, openness, presence, and kindness.

With the story of how she arrived at her cottage home, which she calls Le Papillon (The Butterfly), Shannon Ables focuses on understanding ourselves and the world, and on living everyday with true contentment. Each person’s journey and discoveries will determine their unique destination, whether a place or something intangible.

Living a life of contentment in our everydays opens us to vast possibilities, grounding our lives, relationships, and engagement with the world in peace, starting from within and elevating the quality of our lives. We cultivate contentment by:

  • Trusting our journey and engaging fully as our true selves.
  • Learning to understand our minds and emotions, and to interact well with others.
  • Letting go of expectations and remaining open to the unknown.

We become able to savor daily moments — sipping a hot cuppa as the sun rises; sharing loving exchanges with a partner, child, friend, colleague, or neighbor; the evanescent gems Mother Nature bestows.

If we insist on knowing how our life journey will unfold, we disrupt the potential for magic to occur. And rather than wait for something “better,” something “more,” we invest in the present moment. We participate rather than demand, celebrate rather than control. We become love rather than wait for love.



In The Road to Le Papillon, Shannon tells intimate, never-before-shared, pivotal life stories that brought her to Le Papillon. With nods to the inspiration she finds in the French and British cultures, she lays out an array of skills and ahas, many new, others shared in her first two books, Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life and Living the Simply Luxurious Life, and on her blog The Simply Luxurious Life and her podcast The Simple Sophisticate.

The book is organized by theme. Each daily entry concludes with a call to action and a petit plaisir (a simple everyday luxury). Readers are urged to explore further with suggestions for reading or listening, or tips for the amateur gardener and chef.

  • 480+ pages
  • Daily Entry for 366 days of the year, paired with a unique Petit Plaisir and suggested TSLL post for further reading
  • 14 Custom Illustrations by Sarah Löcker
  • Available for Purchase from Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes & Nobles and wherever books are sold on Tuesday March 22, 2022.
  • News about receiving a signed copy coming soon
  • Become a TOP Tier Member to receive an exclusive gift with your purchase for a limited time. [link to subscribe page]
  • Sign up for the Book Release Newsletter to be alerted when the book is available to purchase.

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Book Type

Paperback, Hard Cover


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