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Friday, March 8, 2013

Love In Provence by William Auch (Virtual Book Blast / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the Virtual Book Blast for Love In Provence by William Auch!

Love In Provence by William Auch
Publisher: Bookbaby
Publication Date: December 15, 2012
Format: eBook - 265 pages / Kindle - 801 KB / Nook - 635 KB
ISBN: 9781624884443
Genre: Contemporary Romance

BUY THE BOOK: Love In Provence

Disclaimer: I am participating in a virtual book blast hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Book Description:

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. 

Book 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.


About The Author

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

Virtual Book Blast Contest Giveaway

Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card

Author William Auch will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. Follow the tour and comment on each tour stop; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the blurb and excerpts! Sounds like a good beach read maybe

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  2. Did you have to research a lot for your novel?


  3. I’m enjoying the excerpts. Sounds like a very good read.


  4. Hey William. How old is this John? He sounds middle-aged, but you never know.

  5. Interesting blurb!


  6. John is 42. I did not need to do much research. The medical scenes were easy and I've been to France.

  7. Thank you everyone for stopping by and visiting with William and leaving great comments for him. :)

  8. William...You travel and study French...I assume that you have travelled to France and that experience comes out in this book? I took French in HS and college but have never been to France...or even French-speaking Canada!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com