Saturday, August 20, 2011

Books&Brioche: Lucky Charm

french themed - ooh-la-la


grab a cappuccino...

and listen to this...

La Valse des Monstres
(Yann Tiersen cover)
played by Dave Thomas

and then start reading this...

Lucky Charm
by Marie Astor
-Paris romance

Twenty-eight-year old Annabel Green is about to tie the knot with her college love, an aspiring author Jeremy Blake, but her plans for an ideal wedding are rudely interrupted when she catches Jeremy kissing his gorgeous book agent.

Shell-shocked by Jeremy’s betrayal, Annabel retreats into the quiet routine of TV dinners and solitary evenings. It is then that Annabel’s best friend, fashion designer Lilly Clayton, sets herself on a mission to draw Annabel out of her shell. In an attempt to persuade Annabel to keep an open mind on dating, Lilly takes Annabel for a stunning makeover, but after Annabel passes on a date with a dashing entrepreneur, Lilly decides that more drastic measures are needed. Lilly invites Annabel to see a palm reader who gives Annabel a lucky charm that is supposed to help her find true love.

A few weeks later, during her trip to Paris, Annabel meets a handsome Parisian, and as the two embark on a whirlwind romance, she starts to believe in the power of the talisman the palm reader has given her. But what Annabel doesn’t know is that Lilly is hiding a secret that could unravel her faith in her newly found luck in love.

--~ eBook Giveaway ~--

Win a copy of this ebook!

Open to all.

Offer ends: August 31, 2011

If you were in Paris, what historical or tourist site would you like to visit?

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source cappuccino

* part of Vacation Reads 2011 (or, Books for the Armchair Traveler)
hosted by Ruby Reads and Manga Maniac Cafe

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  1. OMG what fun! I'm imagining myself sipping and listening. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    (not an entry)

  2. Is it bad that I'm imagining myself in a wide brim hat too?

  3. Notre Dame would be where I would be because the last time I did go to Paris I didn't see it. Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. I won't say the Eiffel Tower because that's just too touristy, but then so is Notre Dame and there's no way I wouldn't go there!! So that's my choice: Notre Dame :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. I agree, Notre Dame, it's simply too gorgeous to ignore!

    kimi142002 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  6. I've never even thought of going to Paris so I'm sure I would have to do all the touristy things. I could never pick just one.
    christygibbon at juno dot com

  7. Such a relevant question for me ;)

    First on the list of must-see is the Monmartre, most definitely: sitting at a cafe, absorbing the atmosphere, before heading over to Espace Dali to gawk in worship at Dali's work...ah, Paris!

    advakramer at gmail dot com

  8. It would be the Eiffel Tower even though it's touristy.


  9. It's a toss up between Madeleine and Versailles Palace.

  10. Versailles palace j'adore!!

  11. I would visit the champs elysees.


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