September 29 – October 8
In the Shade of the Almond Trees
Release date: September 29, 2015
at Open Road Media
In the aftermath of World War I, a family estate hangs in the balance.
For generations, the Barthélemy family tended to the olive trees of Restanques, a sprawling property in Cotignac whose olive oil and almonds were as incredible as the countryside that produced them. But all that changed when war came to France. Robert Barthélemy never returned from the trenches, and without him, the farm is beginning to die. His widow has lost the will to live, and only the fierce efforts of their daughter, Jeanne, have kept the creditors at bay.
Jeanne is spending an afternoon at home with the family’s grim financial statements when a handsome stranger appears on the front steps. His name is Jérôme Guillaumin and he is a brilliant botanist about to embark on a journey around the globe. From the moment they meet, Jeanne is struck by feelings she never thought possible: feelings that could save her life or destroy everything she has ever known. [provided by the publisher]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
was raised in a family
that loved art, literature, adventure, and travel.
In addition to being a novelist,
she is a playwright and screenwriter,
and writes for various magazines.
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE
Tuesday, September 29
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Unshelfish
Wednesday, September 30
Review at French Village Diaries
Thursday, October 1
Review + Giveaway at The Fictional 100
Friday, October 2
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads
Sunday, October 4
Review + Giveaway at LibriAmoriMiei
Monday, October 5
Spotlight + Giveaway at View from the Birdhouse
Tuesday, October 6
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile
Wednesday, October 7
Review + Giveaway at History from a Woman’s Perspective
Thursday, October 8
Spotlight at I’m Shelf-ish
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