Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Fabulously French Giveaway...





Bonjour from a very showery SW France,

Today we have Spring showers and it is the perfect weather for curling up with a good book and not feeling guilty.....

Today I am offering you, my lovely readers, the chance to win a signed copy of "The French for Love" written by local author Fiona Valpy.

I can honestly say that I’ve read lots of novels set in Provence where the descriptions bring back great memories of vacations spent in the villages and picture perfect scenery.

What I really liked about this book is that it is set not far from us and the descriptions of the area really are spot on and it made me feel like I knew the characters from the beginning.

Here is a summary of the book, as supplied by Fiona....
Gina has lost her perfect job, her boyfriend and her favourite aunt all within the space of a few months.  

So when she inherits her aunt’s ramshackle French house, Gina decides to pack her bags for the Bordeaux countryside – swapping the miserable English weather for blue skies, sunshine, great wine and a fresh start.

What she hasn’t factored in is a hole in the roof, the most embarrassing language faux pas, and discovering family secrets that she was never supposed to know.

Suddenly feeling a long way from home, Gina will have to rely on new found friends, her own hard work – and Cédric – her charming, mysterious and très handsome new stonemason.
But whilst desire needs no translation, love is a different matter.  Can Gina overcome the language barrier to make her French dream come true?

Like a glass of wine in the French afternoon sunshine – The French for Love is the perfect summer escape.

I enjoyed reading the book and found it easy to read and think that it would make a perfect "take on holiday" book as it is easy to pick up from where you left off.

For your chance to win a copy of this fabulous book, please leave a comment below and I will draw a winner on Sunday.

bonne chance à tous, Leeann x

26 comments:

  1. I would love to read The French for Love. I so enjoyed my visit to Paris and Limoges a couple of years ago and plan to visit Provence on my next visit.

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  2. Oh, I'd love nothing better than to enjoy reading Fiona's fabulous book! Would love to visit the Bordeaux countryside again~

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  3. Sounds perfect.....please count me in!
    ....thank you!....

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  4. Bonjour Leeann,

    Sounds like a wonderful book and please put me in the draw. It is a gorgeous part of France having seen where you are lucky to live.

    Enjoy the week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. This book sound great. I would love to win it!

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  6. This sounds like a very interesting book and I would love to read it.
    Have a nice week, amicalement, Monika

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  7. The story line fills me with curiosity, I enjoy writing poetry and whoever wins this book I will celebrate their good fortune, I am thinking I might purchase this to enjoy and imagine a adventure through the pages of wonderful words. If I win I will truly enjoy. Good luck to all that enter.
    Vera

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  8. it sounds très fab - can't wait to read it!

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  9. Bonjour de Woollhara, Sydney...where we are also having showers! To curl up with a glass of rosé and this lovely little book would be perfect as I wait for my first grandchild to arrive!

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  10. Raining today in Brisbane, Australia as well, woudl have loved staying in bed with a good book. Enjoy your day

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  11. I would love to read this book! It would be perfect for my Easter holiday in lovely North Wales and I could dream of returning to France. I have only Ben to Paris nd Versailles and can't wait to explore further. Thank you, from rainy Wales x

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  12. I always enjoy books about France. Thanks for your recommendation. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    marywyatt

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  13. I would love to read this book. With the winter we've had and the spring we're still waiting for, I could use a diversion. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  14. Sounds like a wonderful book to read. Please, count me in!

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  15. Loved the little excerpt! Looks like the perfect, enjoyable read! This is a lovely opportunity! Thank you!

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  16. It is raining here in Brisbane at last and I truly could not think of anything better than to pick up my very own copy of The French for Love and take myself away to a wonderful world of romance and happiness! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your generous competition. Sue.

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  18. I'd so love to be left a ramshackle house in france... failing that a good read would be perfect too!

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  19. I am desperate for some inspiration and a laugh. The roof of "My French Folly" still allows water to cascade into the rooms below. There is now rising damp in the kitchen so the new kitchen parquetry has to come up, my husband fell through the rotten floor in the hallway, we have a water meter inserted in the middle of the bathroom …… the list goes on and our money has dried up! Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

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  20. The French for Love sounds like the perfect 'cuddle up and read' book for our snowy and freezing cold Spring here in New York. Warm weather cannot come soon enough. I enjoy your blog and I dream of France every day. lol.

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  21. The book sounds like it will be wonderful read! Thank you for the opportunity to have my name in the drawing! The Bordeaux region is where my French roots are and I'd love to have a feel for life in that part of France.

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  22. My favourite subject for a book - romance and living in France. As this is also my local neighbourhood I am looking forward to reading this book whether I win or not. Thank you Leeann for the book review.

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  23. Sounds like a wonderful read, thanks for the chance.

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  24. After discovering I have distant French roots and visiting Paris last year, I can't get enough books with a French theme - and this book sounds like a great read for a wet Sydney autumn!

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  25. I can't wait for my first trip to the Bordeaux countryside in June. This looks like the perfect thing to read in the meantime.

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  26. I would love to win this. Please xx

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