Spotlight and book giveaway: The Paris Effect

K.S.R. Burns

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January 9-13

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The Paris Effect

(women’s fiction)

Release date: June 1st, 2016
at Velvet Morning Press

ISBN: 978-0692710852
246 pages

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Friendship, loss and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller!
Amy and Kat had planned a secret trip to Paris. Even Amy’s husband wouldn’t know about it. But when Amy loses Kat to cancer, she knows the plan is gone forever. Or is it?

Guided by memories of her friend and dissatisfaction with her own calorie-counting life in Phoenix, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, she’s robbed, stalked, arrested and almost kidnapped. Worse, she finds that all her problems have come right along with her.
Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Grab a croissant and settle in for a decidedly non-touristy trip to the City of Light.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Unlike her character Amy in THE PARIS EFFECT,
K. S. R. Burns has never ventured down
into the scary and forbidden catacombs.
Nor has she run away from home,
but she has lived and worked in 22 cities,
one of them Paris
(because she does definitely share Amy’s passion for Paris).
Burns is also the author of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF WORKING GIRL:
REAL-LIFE CAREER ADVICE YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE (Running Press 2009),
because while living in 22 cities she racked up a total of 59 jobs,
thereby learning a lot about the world of work.
She currently writes a weekly career advice column for The Seattle Times.
No longer a wanderer, Burns currently resides in the Pacific Northwest
with her husband and cat.

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5 winners will receive a digital copy of the book

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Book review: Mon amie américaine – I love France 186

Mon amie américaine

 

Mon amie américaine

Author: Michèle Halberstadt
Translator: Bruce Benderson
Publisher: Other Press
US Release date: April 12, 2016
Mon amie américaine
was first released in French in 2014
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-1590517604
also available as ebook
Genre: literary fiction

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 It is quite unusual for a novel to receive the exact same title in its original French version and its English translation. It makes perfect sense for Mon amie américaine, as it explores the evolution of a friendship between two women, a French and an American one. Click to continue reading

giveaway winner: The Promise of Provence

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AND   THE   WINNER   OF THE EBOOK…

 

The Promise of Provence

by

Patricia SANDS

457 pages
ISBN 9780991931316

Promise of Provence

Publication Date: May 30, 2013 through CreateSpace
Available on Amazon worldwide     USA   Canada   UK    FR
and may be ordered at any bookstore.

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT

June in Provence is full of promise when Katherine arrives from Canada, eager to feel renewed by her surroundings. Endless rows of lavender prepare to burst into pink and purple blooms. Fields of sunflowers flow in golden waves among vineyards and olive groves overlooked by ancient hilltop villages. It’s the postcard setting she envisioned, but is that all she needs?

After a year of heartbreak, Katherine has impulsively agreed to a home exchange in the south of France. Colorful locals, a yellow lab named Picasso, and the inspiring beauty of the countryside breathe new life into her days.

Seeking to shed the pain of betrayal and loss, she struggles to recapture her joie de vivre and searches for the answer to a haunting question: is it too late to begin again?

“Be prepared to fall in love with Provence! This is a story that will draw you in with its vibrancy in setting and characters. A must read for any woman with a desire for romance and travel.”     Steena Holmes, author of Amazon bestseller Finding Emma [author’s website]

 

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The book sounds attractive? You read it and you want more? What about having yourself a taste of Kat’s environment by joining Patricia Sands on her Provence tour?! – this is not a virtual tour, this is a real tour IN PROVENCE, YESSSS!
Patricia will be co-leading an 11-day tour of 14 women
to Nice and the countryside of Provence in June 2014.
Come join in the magic!

http://womenstravelnetwork.ca/promenade-en-provence/

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 …THE WINNER IS

LARA N.

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