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First Chapter First Paragraph — The Silk Romance

first paragraphEvery Tuesday,
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read.
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I will share here the first paragraph of a book
in the Completed Tours category.

The Silk Romance
ISBN: 978-1771273213
Published May 24th 2013
by MuseItUp Publishing

The Silk Romance is available from
Amazon UK, Amazon US, Kobo , B&N , the Muse Bookstore
and all other major e-tailers.


A deep voice reverberated around the empty chapel, bringing Sophie to a halt in the doorway. Outside, sunlight streamed over a group of black-clad mourners lingering in the memorial gardens. For a moment, she was tempted to let her feet carry her on, to pretend she’d heard nothing and escape into the Parisian sunshine… but that would be the act of a coward. She steeled herself, casting a last, longing glance at the departing mourners before making a slow turn to face the speaker.

Author’s website | The virtual book tour



Helena Fairfax on upcoming Tour: The Silk Romance

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The Silk Romance

Author Helena Fairfax  on Tour

July 29 – August 7, 2013

with her novel

The Silk Romance

Her website | Goodreads



Jean-Luc Olivier is a courageous racing-driver with the world before him.  Sophie Challoner is a penniless student, whose face is unknown beyond her own rundown estate in London.  The night they spend together in Paris seems to Sophie like a fairytale—a Cinderella story without the happy ending. She knows she has no part in Jean-Luc’s future.  One night of happiness is all Sophie allows herself. She runs away from Jean-Luc and returns to England to keep a sacred promise.

Safely back home with her father and brother, and immersed in her college work, Sophie tries her best to forget their encounter, but she reckons without Jean-Luc.  He is determined to find out why she left him, and intrigued to discover the real Sophie.  He engineers a student placement Sophie can’t refuse, and so, unwillingly, she finds herself back in France, working for Jean-Luc in the silk mill he now owns.

Thrown together for a few short weeks in Lyon, the romantic city of silk, their mutual love begins to grow.  But it seems the fates are conspiring against Sophie’s happiness.  Jean-Luc has secrets of his own.  And then, when disaster strikes at home in London, Sophie is faced with a choice—stay in this glamorous world with the man she loves, or return to her family to keep the sacred promise she made her mother. [from the author’s website]



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Tuesday, July 30
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway
at Musings of a Writer And Unabashed Francophile

Wednesday, July 31
Interview + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Thursday, August 1
Review + Giveaway at Rom Fan reviews

Saturday, August 3
Guest post + Giveaway at Just Contemporary Romance

Monday, August 5
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Wednesday, August 7
Review at The Most Happy Reader