Book review and giveaway: Seven Letters From Paris – I love France #116

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Seven Letters From Paris

 

Seven Letters From Paris

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I received this book for free in exchange
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I was in no way compensated for this post
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and the thoughts are my own.
Seven Letters From Paris
By
Samantha Vérant
PublisherSourcebooks
Pub. Date: October 7, 2014
ISBN:  978-1402297229

Pages:  288
Genre:  memoir / nonfiction
Source: Received
from the publisher for a
virtual book tour on France Book ToursGoodreads

Buy the book:  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Indiebound  | Book Depositery  |  Powells  |  BAM

This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

      books-on-france-14   New author challenge

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Things are really not going well for Samantha: after almost 10 years of quasi estrangement with her husband, she is faced with a major credit card debt, the impossibility to find a job aside dog walker, plus health issues to top it all. Talking with her good friend Tracey, she reminisces the close-to-paradise time they both spent in France in Summer 1989, and especially their encounter with two young Frenchmen…
Jean-Luc had sent her 7 love letters, but bearing the stigma of her own dad abandoning her and her mother, she had been afraid to get too close, and had never answered. Twenty years later, maybe time had finally come to try to find him, to apologize and maybe try to reconnect? I loved the memoir Seven Letters From Paris!
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Sunday Post #10 – 10/12/14

Sunday Post

 

 

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news.
A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received.
Share news about what is coming up on your blog
for the week ahead.
See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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This post also counts for
Mailbox Monday2 it's Monday www wednesdays

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

This past Thursday was  a great day for French Literature, as for the 15th time –a record, it is a French author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. In fact, an article I read in Le Figaro a few days before made me actually guess Patrick Modiano was going to be the winner. So I went to ladbrokes, wanted to bet on him, only to discover that you could not bet on ladbrokes when you lived in the US! I could have won!!!
For once, I know this author and I really enjoy his style! Unfortunately, he does not seem well know in the US.
Actually, my public library had only 1 book by him, and they put it in the sales room a few months ago. Of course I purchased it, even though I prefer to read him in French of course. Conclusion: my public library does not have one single book by the most recent Nobel prize in literature. And my public libraries network has only 4 titles, for someone who wrote so much… For once, this does not look too good for public libraries…

BOOKS JUST READ

The Crown    Taking the Cross cover

click on the covers to know more about them


CURRENTLY READING

Sharp Hook of Love      Unlikely Pilgrimage

Delirium

  1. The Sharp Hook of Love, by Sherry Jones: histfic on Heloise and Abélard,
    the famous medieval lovers.
    Review scheduled for 10/26 for France Book Tours
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce – audiobook
  3. Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion, by Barbara Scott Emmet,
    who will publish a guest-post on Oct 20!
    4. And a few more!!

BOOKS UP NEXT

Juliet's Nurse

  • Juliet’s Nurse, by Lois Leveen.
    Review scheduled for 10/31 for Italy Book Tours!
  • Next audio book: The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson,
    received for review from Simon & Schuster

LAST WEEK ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

  • 10/13: Seven Letters From Paris, by Samantha Vérant: review + giveaway)
  • 10/14: The Enchantress, by Magie Anton: spotlight + giveaway
  • 10/15?  Velvet Morning Press presentation and interview
  • 10/17: Deadly Tasting, by Alaux and Balen: release day
  • Crossing The Line: tour quotations
  • A Paris Apartment: tour quotations
  • Some time this week, you should receive the Newsletter #2. Did you know that by opening it, you are entered into an exclusive giveaway? Sign up now if you have done it yet! – sorry, I am late on that!!

 

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ THIS PAST WEEK

Paris Apartmentclick on the cover to know more about it

POST MOST VIEWED ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

Sharp Hook of Loveclick on the cover to know more about it
and enter the giveaway!

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

  Crossing the Line     Paris Apartment

  Sharp Hook of Love  Deadly Tasting
click on each cover to access the giveaway entry form

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

20890479       Nagasaki

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

Nagasaki     The Innovators

  1. Nagasaki, received from Gallic Books for review in January
  2. The Innovators, received from Simon & Schuster Audio for review

CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

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HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

Sunday Post #9 – 10/5/14

Sunday Post

 

 

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news.
A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received.
Share news about what is coming up on your blog
for the week ahead.
See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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This post also counts for
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Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

Oh my, already in the 40s in Chicago, I’m not ready  for that –not that I’m ever ready anyway for the cold.

BOOKS JUST READ

  Everyday Saints  Seven Letters From Paris

click on the covers to know more about them

 

CURRENTLY READING

Taking the Cross cover    The Crown

Delirium

  1.  Taking The Cross, by Charles Gibson. Review scheduled for France Book Tours on Oct 16
  2. Listening to: The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau. Awesome! Almost done
    3. Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion, by Barbara Scott Emmet,
    who will publish a guest-post on Oct 20!
    4. And a few more!!

BOOKS UP NEXT

Sharp Hook of Love     Unlikely Pilgrimage

LAST WEEK ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOURS

  1. Bitter Greens, by Kate Forsyth (review + giveaway)
  2. October books of the month giveaway: 3 great novels for grab!
  3. September wrap-up: so many awesome books!
  4. 4th Blogiversary giveaway winners
  5. 4th Blogiversary: stats after 4 years of book blogging
  6. New tour posted: Journeys Through France And Life, by Glenda de Vaney (memoir) – still some spots available!
  7. New tour posted: The Beautiful American, by Jeanne Mackin (historical fiction) – some spots available
  8. Taking the Cross, by Charles Gibson: release day
  9. September book of the month giveaway winners
  10. And we still have spots available to review We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother-Daughter Memoir, by Jennifer Coburn
  11. and to review this thriller: The Shiro Project, by David Khara

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

  • 10/5, later on today: Crossing The Line, by Frédérique Molay (review + giveaway)
  • 10/6: A Paris Apartment, by Michelle Gable (review + giveaway)
  • 10/7: release day of The Sharp Hook of Love, by Sherry Jones; and of Seven Letters From Paris, by Samantha Vérant
  • Some time this week, you should receive the Newsletter #2. Did you know that by opening it, you are entered into an exclusive giveaway? Sign up now if you have done it yet!
  • Also, I’m revamping my rating system, to make it more obvious, still my Eiffel Towers, but in a simplified way, so it will be one of these 5 possible lines. Everyone knows but are usually rated between 1 and 5. What d you think?
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BOOK REVIEW MOST READ THIS PAST WEEK

Bitter Greensclick on the cover to know more about it
and enter the giveaway!

POST MOST VIEWED ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

Paris Apartment click on the cover to know more about it
and enter the giveaway!

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

    Crossing the Line   Church of Tango  Paris Apartment

  Sharp Hook of Love  Bitter Greens
click on each cover to access the giveaway entry form

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

   The Beautiful American  20410154  20731176

The Beautiful American is a histfic about Lee Miller, set in the 1920s in Paris!
Review copies available, click on the cover!

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

none, but no problem, had so many last weeks!

CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

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HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?