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April 2021 Book Fête and Book of the month giveaway

April 2021
Book Fête

April 2021 Book Fête !
The idea is to give you more flexibility to read and review books featured on France Book Tours.
Read below about the book available for you to request any time in April, and then read below on how to get rewards for posting your review when you are done reading the book.
Sorry this month, the Book Fête book is only available for US residents
Island on Fire

Historical fiction

Release date:
March 1st, 2018
272 pages

Goodreads

Review copy available for US residents only, sorry.
Print or kindle

In the lush, tropical world of Martinique where slavery is a distant memory and voodoo holds sway, Emilie Dujon discovers that her fiancé, a rich sugar planter, is unfaithful. Desperate to leave him, she elicits the aid of a voodoo witch doctor and is lured into a shadowy world of black magic and extortion. When the volcano known as Mount Pelée begins to rumble and spew ash, she joins a scientific committee sent to investigate the crater. During the journey she meets Lt. Denis Rémy, an army officer with a mysterious past with whom she forms an unlikely attachment.

During the journey, the committee discovers that Mount Pelée is on the verge of eruption. When they try to warn the governor, he orders them to bury the evidence for fear of upsetting the upcoming election. As the pressure builds, a deadly mudslide inundates Emilie’s plantation and she disappears. Lt. Rémy deserts his post and sets off on a desperate quest to rescue Emilie. But with all roads blocked, can the lovers escape the doomed city of St. Pierre before it’s too late?

No sex, no violence

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Alina_A Song For the Telling    The Readers' Room

  The Education of Delhomme Paris Was Ours

The Meursault Investigation

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February 2021 Book Fête and Book of the month giveaway

February 2021
Book Fête

February 2021 Book Fête 
Featuring this month three books available for review at your own pace!
Alina_A Song For the Telling

Alina:
A Song for the Telling,
by Malve von Hassell

Middle Grade historical fiction

Release day:
December 15, 2020
at Serving House Books
343 pages

Review copy available in print

ALINA: A SONG FOR THE TELLING is the coming-of-age story of a young woman from Provence in the 12th century who travels to Jerusalem, where she is embroiled in political intrigue, theft, and murder, and finds her voice.
“You should be grateful, my girl. You have no dowry, and I am doing everything I can to get you settled. You are hardly any man’s dream.”
Alina’s brother Milos pulled his face into a perfect copy of Aunt Marci’s sour expression, primly pursing his mouth. He got her querulous tone just right. Maybe Alina’s aunt was right. She could not possibly hope to become a musician, a trobairitz—impoverished as she was and without the status of a good marriage. But Alina refuses to accept the life her aunt wants to impose on her.
At the first opportunity she and her brother embark on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to pray for their father’s soul and to escape from their aunt and uncle’s strictures. Their journey east takes them through the Byzantine Empire all the way to Jerusalem, where Alina is embroiled in political intrigue, theft, and murder.
Forced by a manipulative, powerful lord at court into acting as an informer, Alina tries to protect her wayward brother, while coming to terms with her attraction to a French knight.
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The Last Collection
The Last Collection:
A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel,

by Jeanne Mackin

Historical fiction

 Release day:
June 28, 2019
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352 pages

Review copy available in print or epub

An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this vivid novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American.
Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli (“Schiap”) are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel’s are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli’s bold, experimental, and surreal.
Lily Cooper, a recently widowed American teacher, travels to Paris to visit her brother, Charlie, and try to move on from the loss of her husband. On her first day there, Charlie insists on buying her a couture dress for her birthday–a Chanel. Lily reluctantly agrees but wants a Schiaparelli, not a Chanel. Charlie’s girlfriend, Ania, one of the most beautiful and prominent women in Paris, begins wearing Schiap’s designs as well, and soon much of Paris is following in her footsteps.
Schiap takes an interest in Lily and offers the budding artist a job at her shop. Suddenly, Lily finds herself increasingly involved with Schiap and her personal war with Chanel. And as their fierce competition reaches new and dangerous heights, another war is looming on their doorstep and getting closer every day…

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The Beautiful American
The Beautiful American,
by Jeanne Mackin

Historical fiction

 Release day:
June 3, 2014
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352 pages

Review copy available in print or epub

As recovery from World War II begins, expat American Nora Tours travels from her home in southern France to London in search of her missing daughter. There, she unexpectedly meets up with an old acquaintance, famous model-turned-photographer Lee Miller. Neither has emerged from the war unscathed. Nora is racked with the fear that her efforts to survive under the Vichy regime may have cost her daughter’s life. Lee suffers from what she witnessed as a war correspondent photographing the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.

Nora and Lee knew each other in the heady days of late 1920’s Paris: when Nora was giddy with love for her childhood sweetheart, Lee became the celebrated mistress of the artist Man Ray, and Lee’s magnetic beauty drew them all into the glamorous lives of famous artists and their wealthy patrons. But Lee fails to realize that her friendship with Nora is even older, that it goes back to their days as children in Poughkeepsie, New York, when a devastating trauma marked Lee forever.

A novel of freedom and frailty, desire and daring, The Beautiful American portrays the extraordinary relationship between two passionate, unconventional women.

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Come to visit an artist in Paris!

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Loving Modigliani

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January 2021 Book Fête and Book of the month giveaway

January 2021
Book Fête

Yes, France Book Tours has a new feature starting today!

January 2021 Book Fête !
The idea is to give you more flexibility to read and review books featured on France Book Tours.
Read below about the book available for you to request any time in January, and then read below on how to get rewards for posting your review when you are done reading the book.
Alina_A Song For the Telling

Middle Grade historical fiction

Release day:
December 15, 2020
at Serving House Books
343 pages

Review copy available in print

ALINA: A SONG FOR THE TELLING is the coming-of-age story of a young woman from Provence in the 12th century who travels to Jerusalem, where she is embroiled in political intrigue, theft, and murder, and finds her voice.
“You should be grateful, my girl. You have no dowry, and I am doing everything I can to get you settled. You are hardly any man’s dream.”
Alina’s brother Milos pulled his face into a perfect copy of Aunt Marci’s sour expression, primly pursing his mouth. He got her querulous tone just right. Maybe Alina’s aunt was right. She could not possibly hope to become a musician, a trobairitz—impoverished as she was and without the status of a good marriage. But Alina refuses to accept the life her aunt wants to impose on her.
At the first opportunity she and her brother embark on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to pray for their father’s soul and to escape from their aunt and uncle’s strictures. Their journey east takes them through the Byzantine Empire all the way to Jerusalem, where Alina is embroiled in political intrigue, theft, and murder.
Forced by a manipulative, powerful lord at court into acting as an informer, Alina tries to protect her wayward brother, while coming to terms with her attraction to a French knight.
Are you interested in reading this book?
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After you have read the book, submit the links of your review on this page:
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For every 20 credits, you will get a $10 reward (Amazon, paypal, or card of your choice).
– Amazon links count double
– Send your links before March 1st, and you will get 1 extra credit!

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  Georges Grand Tour   The Readers' Room

  The Education of Delhomme Paris Was Ours

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