Review and Giveaway: Are We French Yet?

Are We French YetAre We French Yet?
Keith & Val’s Adventures In Provence
(travel memoir)
by Keith Van Sickle

Release date: December 15, 2018
at Dresher Publishing

ASIN: B07L6N3JK7
157 pages

Author’s page | Goodreads

Keith and Val started telling about their unusual experience in One Sip at a Time: after some time spent in Switzerland, they discovered how much they like life in Europe. They decided then to split their time every year between California and Provence. Are We French Yet? features their most recent trips.

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Six degrees of separation: The French and Love

#6Degrees

Six degrees of separation:
The French and Love

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a title containing the word French and ended up with Love!
This shouldn’t surprise you, lol.

Here are my own quirky rules:

1, Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word

NB: I goofed, I didn’t realize the book to start with this month was Fight Club!!
BUT we are in February after all, so nice to land on love!

After the covers, you can find the links to my reviews or to the title on Goodreads:

  thefrenchlieutenant27swoman Are We French Yet

  when you are engulfed in flames  

  The Love Song of Miss Queenie Love and invention

1. The French Lieutenant’s Woman = I confess I have never read it! And I don’t even remember if I ever watched the movie.
Convince me: why should I read and/or watch it?

2. Are We French Yet? = Nice collections of funny ad culturally aware vignettes highlighting how life can be enriched by being familiar with two cultures. My full review will be live on 2/6

3. When You Are Engulfed in Flames = this is not my favorite by Sedaris, though it’s very good. A collection of very funny essays. My favorite books by him are Me Talk Pretty One day, on learning the French language; and Holidays on Ice, super hilarious essays on Christmas. You HAVE to listen to Sedaris narrate his own audiobook

4. Miss Me When I’m Gone = this one is on my TBR, because I really enjoyed another book by the author: The Broken Teaglass

5. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy = Within a contemplative atmosphere rich in descriptions of places and people, past and present, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy offers a beautiful lesson in simple happiness. A great voice in literary fiction I am ready to listen to again.

6. Love and Invention = A beautiful hymn to creativity, to the courage to be different, to be oneself while connecting with others. Set in France!

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Visit other chains here
using the book assigned for this month!
My mistake

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HAVE YOU READ AND ENJOYED ANY OF THESE BOOKS?
HAVE YOU PLAYED
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
THIS MONTH?

Spotlight and giveaway: The First Noël At The Villa Des Violettes

The first Noel at the Villa des ViolettesPatricia Sands

on Spotlight Tour

December 15-January 15

with

The First Noël At The Villa Des Violettes

(women’s fiction)

Release date: November 15, 2018
Self-published

ISBN: B07KDXZDGM
206 pages

Author’s page | Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

THE LOVE IN PROVENCE CHARACTERS ARE BACK …
Everything was going so well in Kat and Philippe’s life together. Then suddenly it wasn’t.
Roman ruins delayed the work on the Villa des Violettes. The Russian drug gang might be back in the neighbourhood. On top of that, Kat had worked herself into what Molly classified as a full blown “Christmas conundrum.” Kat wanted the holidays to work perfectly as she blended a Canadian Christmas with a Provençal Fête de Noêl for the first time in their new home. Now she’d lost her confidence and, with it, the holiday spirit.
Philippe hoped a weekend trip to the famous Christmas markets of Strasbourg would solve everything.
As it happened, things were about to get worse.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I Promise You This Patricia SandsCanadian author Patricia Sands
writes award-winning women’s fiction.
Her best-selling Love in Provence trilogy was drafted in the south of France,
where she spends time each year.
Drawing Lessons, her fifth novel,
was released by Lake Union Publishing on October 1, 2017.
The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes is the first in a new trilogy of novellas.

Connect with Patricia on Facebook,
on Twitter
or on her website,
where there are links to her books, social media, and the women’s tour she leads each summer in Provence, based on her novels.
She shares her love of photography on Instagram.
Sign up for her monthly newsletter that has special giveaways and sneak peeks at her next book. She would love to hear from you.

Buy the book on Kobo, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble

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GIVEAWAY

You can enter the global giveaway here
or on any other book blogs participating in this tour.
Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook,
they are listed in the entry form below

Enter here

Visit each blogger on the tour:
tweeting about the giveaway everyday
of the Tour will give you 5 extra entries each time!
[just follow the directions on the entry-form]

Global giveaway open to all
1 winner

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CLICK ON THE BANNER TO VISIT EACH BLOGGER ON THE TOUR
OR RESERVE A SPOT TO POST ON YOUR OWN BLOG!

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