Spotlight and giveaway: Paris RunAway

Paulita Kincer

on Tour

July 18-27

with

Paris Runaway cover

Paris RunAway

(women’s fiction)

Release date: June 30, 2016
at Lulu.com

ISBN: 978-1-365-18923-4
220 pages

Author’s page
Goodreads

 

SYNOPSIS

When divorced mom Sadie Ford realizes her 17-year-old daughter Scarlett has run away to Paris all she can imagine are terrorist bombings and sex slaves. After learning her daughter chased a French exchange student home, Sadie hops on the next plane in pursuit. She joins forces with the boy’s father, Auguste, and the two attempt to find the missing teens before they can stumble into more trouble. The chase takes Sadie and Auguste to the seedier side of Marseille, where their own connection is ignited. Since the divorce, Sadie has devoted herself to raising kids and putting her dreams on hold, but when her daughter needs her most, Sadie finds that concrete barrier to life beginning to crack. In her journey, she learns the difference between watching the hours pass and living.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paulita Kincer

Paulita Kincer
has an M.A. in journalism from American University.
She has traveled to France 11 times,
and still finds more to lure her back.
She currently teaches college English
and lives in Columbus, Ohio,
with her three children, two cats and one husband.
Visit her website www.paulitakincer.com and her blog at http://www.paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com
or follow her on Twitter @paulitakincer
Like her Facebook page at Paulita Kincer Writer.
Email paulita@paulitakincer.com

Buy the book (print, ebook audiobook): Amazon

***

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:
2 winners, choice of print or digital copy of this book.

***

CLICK ON THE BANNER
TO READ REVIEWS, INTERVIEW, AND EXCERPTS

Paris RunAway banner

Book review: I See London I See France – I love France #82

I LOVE FRANCE!

I plan to publish this meme every Thursday.

You can share here about any book

or anything cultural you just discovered related to France, Paris, etc.

Please spread the news on Twitter, Facebook, etc !

Feel free to grab my button,

and link your own post through Mister Linky,

at the bottom of this post.

*******

I See London I See France

I see London

In full compliance with FTC Guidelines,
I received this book for free in exchange
for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post
as a reviewer,
and the thoughts are my own.
I See London I See France
By
Paulita Kincer
Publisher: Lulu.com
Pub. Date: December 15, 2013
ISBN: 978-1304698889
Pages:  244

Genre:
women’s fiction

Source: Received
from the author for a
virtual book tour on France Book Tours

Goodreads

Purchasing links:

Purchase ebook or paperback
at Lulu.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com

This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

      books-on-france-14   2014 Ebook-2

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

new eiffel 4

Just like in her previous novel, The Summer of France, Paulita Kincer has the knack to pull you along with her characters into a challenging and refreshing adventure. In I See London I See France, you follow Caroline. Super busy with her kids and her own requirements to have everything as perfect as she can, without any support from her work-alcoholic husband, one day she really has enough, and decides to reconnect with her past and her love of travel, hoping to discover new outside and inner landscapes where she could really enjoy life to the full again. She takes her kids with her, and here we go, to Europe, to London, Scotland, and then to France, Paris and Provence.

I really enjoyed the plot, and the characters, all so real, from the kids to the parents and friends. Paulita’s dialogues are really great, you feel really like you are there, witness to what’s going on in the characters and between them. Her writing flows, so lively.
It was fascinating to see how Caroline evolved through her trip, in her relationship to her old self, to her kids, and others, including her husband. You will have to read the book yourself to see how travel can help you mature.

And of course yes I enjoyed the elements of travel; the passages on the Loch Ness were kind of cool, and of course, when you get to Paris (Monet’s Garden!) and then Provence, what is there not to enjoy? I felt like I was right there, enjoying the sun and the smell of baked bread, and not in this hellish Chicagoan cold…

VERDICT: If you like travel (Ah, Paris! Provence!), family issues, strong women trying to find their real place in life, and a touch of romance, don’t hesitate a second, this book is right for you!

WHAT IS IT ABOUT

 When her husband of a dozen years walks out in a huff, Caroline Sommers walks out too – to Europe, with her kids after impulsively selling her minivan for travel money. Tired of being the perfect wife, she escapes to rediscover herself, and possibly rekindle the unrequited love of a Frenchman from her college days.  While shepherding her kids from London to Scotland then Paris to Provence, she finds herself at a crossroads. Does she choose love, or lust, in the arms of a European man, or should she try again with the father of her children and the man she truly loved, once? [provided by the author][provided by the author]

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paulita Kincer

Paulita Kincer is also the author of The Summer of France. She has an M.A. in journalism from American University and has written for The Baltimore Sun, The St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, and The Columbus Dispatch, among other newspapers. She has traveled to France 10 times dragging her three children along twice. She currently teaches college English and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and three children.
Visit her blog at http://www.paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com
or follow her on Twitter @paulitakincer.
Like her Facebook page at Paulita Kincer Writer.
Email paulita@paulitakincer.com

 

HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
ANY GOOD BOOK ON PARIS YOU READ RECENTLY?
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS  IN A COMMENT PLEASE

***

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN THIS BOOK?
CLICK ON THE BANNER HERE BELOW
TO READ OTHER REVIEWS
AND ENTER GIVEAWAYS!

I See London banner***

Just a reminder guys:

If you link your own post on France,

please if possible

include the title of the book or topic in your link:

name of your blog (name of the book title or topic):

example : me @ myblog (Camus)

Thanks!

WWW Wednesdays (Feb. 5)

www wednesdays
Click on the logo to join the fun!

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Please click on the book covers to access the Goodreads synopsis, my review, or virtual book tours.

What are you currently reading?

I see London

Another fun story in France by Paulita Kincer!

***

What did you recently finish reading?

Heads Above WaterAnother great story of expats settling in France.
The style is super lively and fun,
with a lot of details on all the French red tapes
and administrative hurdles.
If you dream to settle in France one day,
you’d better read this book first!
If you want to win a copy,
be sure to follow this tour on France Book Tours
starting February 24!

***

What do you think you’ll read next?

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Before the next scheduled reading,
I hope to be able to finally read this one,
after every one else!

HAVE  YOU  READ  ANY  OF  THESE ?
DID  YOU  LIKE  IT / THEM ?
WHY  OR  WHY  NOT ?