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Ambitious Madame Bonaparte bannerAuthor’s website  |  Goodreads


As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come true—until Jerome’s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy.Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte




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There are encounters that make a difference. The paths of four strangers cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation found on a Parisian street called the Rue des Martyrs.
Each one faces some sort of struggle:
A young man’s search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets.
An unsatisfied housewife finds her world turned upside down by the promise of a passionate liaison.
An aging actor, troubled by the arrival of the son he abandoned years ago, must make a choice: either lose him forever or put aside pride and seek redemption.
A young woman, betrayed by her fiancé, travels to Paris to begin a new life and forget about love… at least that is her intention.
Four stories entwine, four quests become one in Paris, Rue des Martyrs




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With her new novel, Paris Was the Place (Knopf, 2013), Susan Conley offers a beautiful meditation on how much it matters to belong: to a family, to a country, to any one place, and how this belonging can mean the difference in our survival. Novelist Richard Russo calls Paris Was the Place, “by turns achingly beautiful and brutally unjust, as vividly rendered as its characters, whose joys and struggles we embrace as our own.”

When Willie Pears begins teaching at a center for immigrant girls in Paris all hoping for French asylum, the lines between teaching and mothering quickly begin to blur. Willie has fled to Paris to create a new family, and she soon falls for Macon, a passionate French lawyer. Gita, a young girl at the detention center, becomes determined to escape her circumstances, no matter the cost. And just as Willie is faced with a decision that could have dire consequences for Macon and the future of the center, her brother is taken with a serious, as-yet-unnamed illness. The writer Ayelet Waldman calls Paris Was the Place “a gorgeous love story and a wise, intimate journal of dislocation that examines how far we’ll go for the people we love most.” Named on the Indie Next List for August 2013 and on the Slate Summer Reading List, this is a story that reaffirms the ties that bind us to one another.

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France Book Tours 1st Anniversary #13-14

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France Book Tours is celebrating
its first anniversary
on April 18!


At France Book Tours, we have been thrilled to present amazing books related to France for almost a year now.
To thank the authors who submitted their books and the bloggers who read and reviewed them, we will have a mega giveaway from April 18-26!

Before the recap post on April 18 with all the books you can win and the rafflecopter link to enter, we will present little by little the books our gener0us authors are offering!

So here are books #13-14:

Ambitious Madame Bonap


Twitter: @RHChatlien




Promise of Provence

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or Click here to see all the books offered so far


If you are an active reviewer for France Book Tours
you will have the opportunity to
paste the rafflecopter
on your own blog on April 18!
Please contact me if you are interested in doing so


And write in your calendar:

Twitter chat for France Book Tours authors and reviewers,
and any book blogger and reader interested in joining

April 23 at 5pm Central Time
there will be a giveaway!


March Book of the month giveaway winner has chosen the
March book giveaway winners!

Ambitious Madame Bonap

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And her blog
will be featured during the whole month of April.

Book Nerd

Diana has been recently a very busy book reviewer, please be sure to visit her blog – click on the picture to do so.


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And now is time to try your luck at the

April book of the month giveaway!
we will we have 3 winners!

for each book you review on your post
for France Book Tours,
you automatically receive 3 entries into the monthly giveaway
to win the featured book of the month
OR a $15 gift card of your choice!