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#517 ~ Black Venus

Black Venus by James MacManus Published by: St. Martin’s Press Published on: May 7, 2013 Page Count: 368 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by BookTrib in order to participate in this book tour Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook Summary from the Publisher: A vivid novel of Charles Baudelaire and his […]

#402 ~ The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose Published by: Atria Books Published on: March 13, 2012 Page Count: 384 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery My Reading Format: eGalley provided by the publisher in order to participate in the book tour Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook and Audiobook Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour Welcome to my very first […]

#379 ~ The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris

The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris by Chris Ewan Published by: Minotaur Books Published on: September 2009 Page Count: 280 Genre: Mystery/Crime Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook provided to me by the publisher for consideration Audiobook Published by: AudioGo Narrator: Simon Vance Audiobook Length: 8 hours 20 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook and audiobook […]

#362 ~ An Accident In August

An Accident in August by Laurence Cossé Translated by: Alison Anderson Published by: Europa Editions Published on: August 3o, 2011 Page Count: 192 Genre: Literary Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Paperback My Review Lou, sitting in her car in her garage, cannot believe what had […]

#350 ~ The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Published by: Random House Published on: February 2011 Page Count: 320 Genre: JHistorical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased with Audible credits Audiobook Published by: Random House Audio Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Audiobook Length: 11 hours 21 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook and audiobook My Review Hadley Richardson lived a […]

#167 ~ The Painter from Shanghai ~ Review and Blog Tour

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein Today it is my pleasure to serve as Jennifer Cody Epstein’s hostess on her The Painter from Shanghai blog tour organized by TLC Book Tours.  Mine is the first of many stops this month.  Please see information on her entire tour and the giveaway at the end of […]

TGIF With Vanina Marsot, Author of Foreign Tongue

I absolutely loved Foreign Tongue by Vanina Marsot. So, when I opened my email a couple of weeks ago and saw a message from her, it made my day! In the midst of her returning to the United States from Paris, Vanina graciously agreed to answer a few of my questions. She even provided these […]

#151 ~ Foreign Tongue

Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris by Vanina Marsot Anna is running away from Los Angeles and the debacle that was her relationship with an actor boyfriend who began cheating on her the moment the clock started ticking on his fifteen minutes. As a result of her dual French/US citizenship and […]

Thursday’s Thoughts ~ What I Would Study

When I finished grad school back when 1999 wasn’t history, I swore I would never – EVER – go back to school.  I was tired of papers, classes, exams, forced reading of textbooks, etc…  This week’s Thursday’s Thoughts topic is like kismit with it’s timing, though.  For the first time in 10 years, I really […]

(A Sort of) Tuesday Teaser

Every once in a while, a section of a book I’m reading stops me in my tracks and makes me take notice. I just had that happen in Foreign Tongue, the debut novel of Vanina Marsot. This novel, which starts with Anna running away from L.A. and her ex-boyfriend Timothy to her second home, which […]