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December 14-18


French Illusions

French Illusions:
My Story as an American Au Pair
in the Loire Valley

(Memoir, narrative non-fiction)

 Release date: October 3, 2012
at Dreamland Press

275  pages

ISBN: 978-0988464018

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French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, is the first of two books based on the author’s diaries.
It’s 1979 and Linda needs to learn a language fast in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a flight attendant. Broke yet determined, she chooses French immersion and contracts to become an au pair for a wealthy family in the Loire Valley. Yielding to poor judgment, she lies on her application and claims to speak basic French, confident she’ll be forgiven once she arrives at the Château de Montclair.
As she struggles to adapt to her challenging new environment with the hard-to-please Madame Dubois and her two incomprehensible children, Linda signs up and attends language classes at the local university. When she encounters Adam, a handsome young student, her life becomes more complicated—much more complicated—adding fuel to her internal battle for independence. Join Linda on her adventure of discovery and romance in an extraordinary part of the world.



Linda Kovic-SkowLinda Kovic-Skow is a best-selling author in travel in France.
Originally from Seattle, she currently winters in Gilbert, Arizona
and spends summers on a boat in the Pacific Northwest Waters
of Washington and British Columbia.
She earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting in 1978
from North Seattle Community College
and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
from Seattle University in 1985.
She has been married for 30 years and has two daughters.
An enthusiastic traveler, Linda also enjoys hiking, boating, gardening and socializing with friends. French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, was her debut memoir. The sequel, French Illusions: From Tours to Paris, recounts the rest of her adventure in France.

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Monday, December 14
Review + Giveaway at The Discerning Reader

Tuesday, December 15
Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway at Book Nerd

Wednesday, December 16
Spotlight + Guest-Post + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Thursday, December 17
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Bonus: review of volume 2

Friday, December 18
Review + Giveaway at LibriAmoriMiei
Spotlight + Giveaway at Book And Ink

Saturday, December 19
Review at Coffee, Chocolate or Tennis

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