Friday, March 08, 2013

SUPER BOOK BLAST and Giveaway: LOVE IN PROVENCE by William Auch

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will give one random commenter a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
MEDIA KIT Book Cover (2)When John Martin is forced to sell his tech company, he decides to take a six-month vacation to the south of France. When he meets Madame Garcin, her daughter Sophie, and her granddaughter Isabelle, his life is changed forever. What began as a long vacation becomes a journey of self-discovery marked by love, loss, and tragedy. He is molded by this family of three generations of women, tempered by tragedy themselves, in ways that he could never have imagined.



ENJOY THIS EXCERPT:
 On the weekends, John would visit surrounding towns to explore. He visited Avignon and Gordes, as well as other cities in Provence. He always liked market day, when the farmers came into town with their produce to sell in the town plaza. The market became a sea of color with the various fruit and vegetables stacked neatly in rows as people from town gathered to select their food for the week. It was not only the fruit and vegetables that attracted him, but also the stores filled with cheese, pastries, and meat. It seemed like there was a specialist for everything.

 Unfortunately, the bucolic nature of his current life continued to be interrupted by his weekly updates from his lawyer regarding the SEC investigation. He wondered if it would ever go away. His lawyer continued to fend off the SEC, but eventually he would probably need to return to California for questioning. His lawyer kept telling him not to worry, but that was easier said than done. The whole ordeal continued to weigh on him. Since his arrival in Aix a month before, the calls about the investigation seemed like the only news he had heard from home. Mike was probably too busy getting ready for the arrival of his new baby, Michelle was probably not speaking to him, and his parents didn't call. He assumed his father was mad at him for selling the company.


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 About the Author: William Auch is a physician residing in Sacramento, California. When not seeing patients, he writes, studies French, and travels the world.

9 comments:

Ingeborg said...

Loved the excerpt, thank you.

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Gala said...

Love in the Provence is going to be an exciting read.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Emiliana25 said...

Nice excerpt, though a bit of a teaser.

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Christine D. said...

Hmm. I would love to visit a market day in France. Must be so exciting and busy! Loved the color descriptions. Really great!

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Lyra L7 said...

The market sounds like a nice place to visit.

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Andra Lyn said...

thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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wra1030 said...

There is nothing like market day in France. You've got to see it to believe it. They really enjoy their food.

Catherine Lee said...

I would reaally like to do market day in France. I took French in HS and college but have never been to France...or even French-speaking Canada!
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