Sunday, January 31, 2016

French Book Giveaway -- I See London I See France

As I continue to clear out my book shelves, I thought I'd include one of my novels for a paperback giveaway. I See London I See France is the story of Caroline, mother of three young children, who sells her minivan and runs off to Europe, with the kids in tow, to rediscover herself. She imagines Europe will solve her problems because of the delightful year she spent as an au pair in France, and the novel is interspersed with her remembrances of more carefree days.

Obviously, I haven't reviewed this one, but I thought I'd include a few reviews from Amazon.
French Village Diaries wrote: Paulita’s writing went straight to my head; I felt every emotion Caroline was feeling, so much so this book affected my mood even when I wasn’t reading it. This book has a great story line, moved along at a nice pace and with some added interest as it jumped back and forward from the present to her time in Aix en Provence as a nanny in the late 1990’s. This is a book I will read again and I hope Paulita is busy working on her next novel.
Judy wrote:  I really liked the story. Maybe it spoke to me as a mother and wife, or maybe it spoke to me as a women who wonders who she may have become if she had made different choices. Caroline was strong in lots of ways. I never would have traveled any where alone or with my kids. I am definitely a coward in that respect.
This story is my favorite of Paulita's books. I am glad I know Paulita as a fellow blogger. Way to go, Paulita.
Pam wrote: I'm not a voracious reader but I read this book in two sittings. I had to put it down for a week, due to other obligations, during which Caroline was constantly on my mind.
I highly recommend this exciting page turner. I have to admit, I was a skeptic. Running off to Europe has never entered my mind when life has gotten rocky. But who hasn't wondered, just how did I get here and where is that young vibrant person I was before all my current attachments and obligations. How did this happen. Well, Caroline has history in Europe so that made perfect sense. As a lover of memoirs this story did not disappoint. Every step, thought, feeling and event was absolutely believable, yet amazing at the same time. I laughed, I cried, I worried and I cheered. Caroline revisits who she was, and examines who she has become. She rediscovers passions left behind while rediscovering a passion for her current life.
​I recommend reading other reviews, some written by authors themselves, if you are not convinced this book is worth your time. (Good Reads). Reviews so eloquently written that I enjoy reading them just for the shared enjoyment of the story. "Yes that's what I thought too" !!!
I hope you'll enter the contest to win a paperback copy of I See London I See France
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Aik said...

I'm interested in this book because I feel like starting anew too sometimes, but I just don't have the courage to do it. Maybe I'll get inspired somehow by this book, I hope.

Marie said...

This sounds like something quite out of the ordinary for "running away to France" books! Refreshing!

traveler said...

This book would be a wonderful experience and very enjoyable. Learning about France, and the beauty and locale interest me greatly. Thanks for this lovely giveaway and feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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