Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dreaming of France -- I See London I See France


Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Finally, my latest novel I See London I See France is available.
It's a fun, women's fiction novel with the exhaustion of mothering and a hint of romance.
Here's the blurb:
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?
I wrote this book originally when the kids were little. It was my first novel, but I put it away. I've revised it a few times and I'm really happy with its latest revision. I added flashbacks throughout as the main character remembers her college crush with an older Frenchman Jean-Marc. Part of Caroline's quest through Europe is to learn whether she settled for the wrong man by marrying her husband.
And where did those ideas and feelings for Frenchman come from? My very own trip to France when I was 22.
I've sworn my kids to secrecy -- because we are still connected to the family in France-- but I had a major crush on one of the brothers.
This snapshot doesn't do justice to my French crush, but imagine learning to sail in the Mediterranean with a handsome French doctor. The character in my book is a little more extreme, but has a lot of the same yummy qualities. 
Here's a link to the paperback version of I see London I See France.
The Amazon link for a Kindle version at $4.99 is here, and the Nook link is here.
I hope  my book helps other to Dream of France too.
Can't wait to see what you post this week.



8 comments:

Linda said...

Just ordered your book and looking forward to reading it!

Louise said...

Congratulations on your new book Paulita! I do so love the title. The story sounds great too. I still haven't got to read your first book yet, but look forward to both of them.

Paulita said...

Thanks, Linda and Louise. And thanks for playing along too.

Leovi said...

Good work, interesting and creative story!
Saludos!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I am definitely going to read this book Paulita, just up my street :-) Mmmmmm interesting crush. Well done for getting this book out too. Look forward to reading it, not sure if I will have to get the paperback , waiting to see what I am getting for Christmas. :-)

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Joy said...

Congratulations on the publication of your book! So exciting!

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