Which is exactly where it stayed until I was finished with it. Yep, I read the whole thing in one sitting, with little breaks to at least try to check off a few things on that nasty to-do list that's been plaguing me. Well, bless you Paulita, you took me away from all that. At least for a day.
Could a crackly phone call from France to Ohio save Fia Randolph’s jobless complications and family troubles? That’s what she hopes when her Uncle Martin asks Fia, her husband, and teenage twins to move to Provence and take over his bed and breakfast. She envisions long picturesque walks carrying crusty baguettes and bonding with the kids as they all learn French. But Fia didn’t bargain on the way Provence would tempt her teens and husband away from the family. Then Uncle Martin’s World War II secret wrenches her family further apart. Can Fia pull her family back together and help clear her uncle’s guilty conscience?
Paulita didn't ask me to mention her book on my blog. I approached her. Because the book is good; one of those novels that just take you away for awhile. And in this case, you get to take a little trip to my region of France. The story, about a woman pulling stakes and moving her family to Provence, had me at the first page and didn't disappoint me by wrapping it all up in a perfect, pretty package. The main character is likable, believable, flawed enough to make her real and took me in from the first page. I got what I needed from a great read; action, romance, mystery, broken promises, angst, humor, and joy. And I'm not telling you any more than that!
Paulita is offering an early Christmas present to some lucky soul by offering a book for give-away. Yippee! We've got a give-away! Kindle, Nook or paperback version, your choice.
So leave a comment on my blog and your name will go in the hat. I'll throw it in again if you tweet the giveaway. I'll do it again if you mention it on your blog or link this post up to your facebook page. Please don't forget, if you do not have an email address associated with your comments, please leave me some way to get a hold of you. And in your comment, tell me what you did (as in social media) so I can keep adding your name.
If you're not the lucky winner, can enjoy Paulita's book by clicking here where you'll find all the links on her website. You've got all sorts of options, including Nook and Kindle version. Take a few moments away from the Christmas Crazies and go on an adventure in Provence. And congratulations to Paulita. This is a score!
I hope you all had warm and blessed Thanksgiving. All I can say is, thank god for elastic!
P.S. Provence Rugs is offering FREE SHIPPING until December 24! Shop early. Buy lots!