Book reviews for winter reading challenges

This 2018-2019 Winter, I had two special reading challenges:

  1. The Classics Club, Classics Spin #19
  2. A book chosen for me by the staff of my Public Library

So here is what I had to read:

  A Moveable Feast  Visiting Tom

A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1964
Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Graceby Michael Perry, published in 2012. 

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Book review: Hear our Defeats

Hear our DefeatsHear our Defeats
by Laurent Gaudé
Translated from the French
by Alison Anderson
Europa Editions
1/22/2019
First published as
Écoutez nos défaites
in 2016
Genre: Fiction
224 pages
Goodreads

 

Laurent Gaudé’s novels are deep and complex. I was totally mesmerized by Hell’s Gate. Hear our Defeats is a reflection on our world and how words can help us live it.

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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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OR RESERVE A SPOT TO POST ON YOUR OWN BLOG!

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