Thursday, August 18, 2011

love in a warm climate


It's a nice title, isn't it? And for me, it's nicer, more familiar even, because that love and warm climate, takes place right here in the south of France, my stomping grounds (sure it's set in the Languedoc, and not Provence, but whatever). And get this... the subtitle is, A Novel about the French Art of Love... c'est très romantique, no?

Gibson Square Books has kindly asked me to read Love in a Warm Climate, written by Helena Frith Powell, and tell you all about it. And even better, give away a copy to a lucky one of you.
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"What do you do if you find a bra in your husband's luggage that isn't yours - or even his? This is the dilemma facing Sophie Reed shortly after she moves to France..." - Love in a Warm Climate

This is chick lit at it's finest. It's easy breezy, full of that sort of delicious escapism that we all wish we could swim in... serious fairy tale stuff like a sexy and charming wealthy Frenchman, a gorgeous movie star, St Tropez, Champagne, Pretty Woman style shopping excursions, and your very own vineyard... you know the stuff. That stuff that will never ever happen, not in a million billion years, but you still soak up every word and dream.

My soaking up of every word was primarily done on the bean bag on my terrace; glass of Rosé in hand as the sun set. And honestly, Love in a Warm Climate was lovely company, I truly enjoyed it, in all of it's fluffy fun glory. It's like a glass of pink bubbly.
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And now for the giveaway... to enter;

1. You must be a follower of Le Petit Village, so leave a comment and let me know that you are (and for kicks if you want, let me know what city in the world, you would love to be in love in).

For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following (leaving separate comments for each)

1. 'Like' me on Facebook (by clicking the Facebook icon on the right)

2. Follow me on Twitter (by clicking the twitter icon on the right)

3. Tweet this giveaway, and add @SaraLouLePetit to your tweet (so I can thank you)

So that's that... four chances to win, four separate comments.

Giveaway closes Monday, 22nd August, 12:00am EST 

(that's 5am Tuesday if you're in the UK, and 6am Tuesday for you Frenchies)

Winner will be announced Tuesday the 23rd. 

bisou

  

44 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book, I have been searching more this kind of books since I did read "C'est la Folie" by Michael Wright, this kind of books written by someone who settles down in France as a foreigner.

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  2. And I did follow you on twitter :)

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  3. Done, done, done and done! :)

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  4. i follow you on here :) and i would love to live in somewhere south of the equator since sadly...ive never been :)

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  5. and i follow you on facebook

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  6. Hi Sara, I've just become lucky follower number 400, and I promise it's not because of the giveaway (although the book sounds great). I found my way to your blog via Kerry's sidebar, and already want to know as much about Le Petit Village and its inhabitants as possible. Nice to find you! Amanda

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  7. I was thinking of a small village in the Australian outback, or a town in the Scottish highlands... But you said city. Maybe Seattle?

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  8. And just joined the facebook fan club!

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  9. I follow you and this looks like a great book!!

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  10. Great giveaway, of COURSE I'm a follower and on twitter too! I'm just outside Athens right now at our summer home drinking a glass of rose too!! (though it's only 4:00 in the afternoon...its Happy Hour somewhere!)

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  11. I NEED something fluffy to divert me from my never-ending plow through Les Miserables! I just learned to tweet...so I'll retweet to my 3 follower!

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  12. Hi SL! I follow you from up the road (ok, up the mountains!) in Annecy. I'd love to win this giveaway because I still have two weeks of summer vacation & I need something to read!

    As for your falling-in-love question, hmmm... Paris, of course... or perhaps Saint Petersburg (I've always dreamed of going there...)

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  13. And I've been following you on Twitter since this morning...

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  14. And I've just tweeted about your giveaway. Ooof! All that was exhausting. I think I deserve a nap this afternoon, non?

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  15. But I already like you! I don't need a book to prove that. ;-) Though, I do think I'll find that book to read. I will need a little escapism once full time work start up!

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  16. I follow you (duh). Now gimme the book.

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  17. I follow you on FB. Gimme the book.

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  18. I follow you on twitter. Gimme the damn book already.
    ; )

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  19. Oooh, sounds just like my kind of book! Whenever we travel to France (as often as possible) I find myself more in love.

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  20. Sara I love books! Since I didn't win the last one, I'm crossing my fingers for better luck this time! =) I've been a follower for ages darling... perhaps almost a year! Now I just need to fly to Le Petit Village for some Rosé!


    <3 Mrs.Biscuit

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  22. I follow you on twitter, but you already knew that! =)

    If I could be in love anywhere in the world I'd probably choose a small beach town somewhere... Bermuda? Hawaii? Cap Ferret? Anything works for me as long as it's warm, there's a nice breeze coming off the water and I have my sweet mister there with me!

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  23. Hi Sara!

    I would love to win this book.....

    I follow you here on Le Petit.

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  24. I love Paris...so that's my pick for falling in love.

    Follow you on Twitter.

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  25. And I tweeted your give away....which is a big deal because I am twitter shy. Hugs. A

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  26. Bonjour! Je suis arrivé par une artère plutôt indirecte. Mais je suis heureux que je sois ici. Vous avez une vie, et un blog, qui semblent très intéressants.
    And if you would prefer, I'll write in English.

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  27. Chick lit. runs my life. I'm not even ashamed to admit it. Chick lit. rules.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  28. I have such a soft-spot for fluffy chick-lit, it's the perfect way to relax :) Oh and I'm a follower :)

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  29. I'm here! You know I also follow you on the facebook (not sure why I just said "the facebook" - maybe because I was watching 'The Social Network' yesterday), the twitter (because that's how Betty White says it - and Betty White's a badass), and now I shall tweet you. Love your description of this read, by the way!

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  30. I'm not on facebook or twitter :-((( but am following you here :-)

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  31. I follow your blog and adore it! It's such a fun read and a great glimpse into the (Texan) experience of living in France.

    I would love to fall in love in Nice.

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  32. Sara, the longer I follow you, the more I want to know what my Le Petit Village nick name would be :) I follow you here and on facebook. And as far as a city in love, I'm thinking Tuscany... yeah, where he could feed me vine fresh grapes (with my wine, lol)

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  33. If I was to pick a place to be in love in that I have not visited - I think Buenos Aires. If I pick somewhere I have been: Barcelona!
    Happy monday wishes from Norway

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  34. I'm a follower! And I'm always up for a good quick read!

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  35. I also "like" you on facebook of course!

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  36. And I thought I followed you on twitter, but apparently had not, so that's been remedied!

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  37. I would like to enter your giveaway. I've been following you for about six months. I live in Merry sur Yonne, France. I am also an American in France, but I'm from MI.

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  38. Looks like a fun read! Thanks for sharing.

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