To celebrate the glorious coming of spring (at last), four authors who adore France offer you a giveaway of our latest novels. If you can’t get away to France on your own, let us take you there! All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter link and share, pretty please:
Giveaway link: adriainparis.blogspot.fr/2015/04/en
ABOUT THE BOOKS
French Coast by Anita Hughes
Serena has the job she’s always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign. Everything feels unbelievably perfect … until it doesn’t. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she’ll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette’s who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate’s generosity, but it seems that there’s more to her story than meets the eye. To make matters worse, soon after arriving in Cannes, Serena learns a shocking secret about her parents’ marriage, and it isn’t long before she begins to question her own relationship. With her deadline looming and pressure mounting, Serena will have to use her investigative journalism skills, new friendships, and a little luck to get her life and love back on track. Fast-paced and impeccably written, French Coast will draw readers in to the intoxicating world of the Cote D’Azur. Hughes’ beautiful prose and sense imagery bring the food, fashion, and feel of the ocean to life in this audacious new novel.
Rodin’s Lover by Heather Webb
As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice—and his muse—their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness. Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.
Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria Cimino
Four strangers in Paris. Each one is on a quest: to uncover a family secret, to grasp a new chance at love, to repair mistakes of the past. Four stories entwine, four quests become one, as their paths cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation of a street in Paris, the rue des Martyrs. Rafael’s search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets. Cecile’s view of herself as an unsatisfied housewife is radically changed by the promise of a passionate liaison. Andre, an aging actor, troubled by the arrival of the son he abandoned years ago, must make a choice, to either lose his son forever or put aside pride and seek redemption. Mira travels to Paris to begin a new life and forget about love … or so she intends.
Four strangers, four stories, one riveting novel.
Fugitive Colors by Lisa Barr
Hitler’s war begins with the ruthless destruction of the avant-garde, but there is one young painter who refuses to succumb. An idealistic American artist and accidental spy, Julian Klein leaves his religious upbringing for the artistic freedom of Paris in the early 1930s. Once he arrives in the City of Light he meets German artist Felix Von Bredow and French artist René Levi. The trio quickly becomes inseparable until two women and artistic jealousies tear them apart.
The characters play out their passions against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise to power. Twists and turns, destruction and obsession, and loss and hope will keep you up at night as you journey from Chicago to Paris and Berlin to New York. With passionate strokes of captivating prose, Barr proves that while paintings have a canvas, passion has a face — and once exposed, the haunting images will linger long after you have closed the book.