Friday, March 8, 2013

Super Book Blast & Giveaway - Love in Provence by William Auch

Welcome to my stop on Wiliam Auch's Super Book Blast for Love in Provence.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question below for William to let him know you stopped by.  William will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  The more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.  You can Follow The Tour Here.  

Love in Provence
by William Auch

Publisher:  BookBaby
Release Date: December 9, 2012

Genre: Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 978-1-624884-44-3

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle                 B&N Nook 

Book Description:

When John Martin is forced to sell his tech company, he decides to take a six-month vacation to the south of France.

When he meets Madame Garcin, her daughter Sophie, and her granddaughter Isabelle, his life is changed forever. What began as a long vacation becomes a journey of self-discovery marked by love, loss, and tragedy.

He is molded by this family of three generations of women, tempered by tragedy themselves, in ways that he could never have imagined.


It seemed to John that the next three weeks could not go by fast enough. He was energized and quickly got back into the routine of jogging along the Embarcadero. It was a Sunday morning and John had made it all the way to the Marina Green, which was farther than the length of his usual run.

The green was filled with joggers, mothers pushing strollers, and the sailors heading for the yacht harbor. The sky was bright blue and cloudless, and a stiff breeze blew into the harbor from the other side of the Golden Gate. John stopped in the middle of the green to catch his breath and looked up to see a sky full of kites. There were large ones, small ones, one that looked like a dragon, and another which resembled a bird, all in a kaleidoscope of colors that were enhanced by the sun from above. They all danced in the wind, some darting side to side, and others diving toward each other as if to demonstrate who owned the skies. Some would descend to the ground then dart back up into the sky again.

Off to one side was a small girl with a pony tail, who ran across the grass as though she were about to lift off like a bird. Behind her she towed a small red kite, which stubbornly refused to become airborne despite her best attempts to launch it. Each time the kite plunged to the grass she would tighten the string again and make another run at it, only to have the kite rise about ten feet, then plummet to the grass. She tried over and over again with such determination, John wondered how long she had been at it. After each failed attempt she would look over at her mother who was keeping an eye on her from a distance, then the girl would continue with more determination than the previous attempt. John thought about Isabelle and how much he missed her. He could not wait to see her. He could imagine Isabelle when she was young, pulling on the kite string with the same determination as the little girl. 

John walked over to her mother sitting on the grass and asked with a smile, “Do you mind if I give her a hand?”

Her mother raised her eyebrows at first and studied John from top to bottom, but then a smile slowly crept onto her face. “Sure, why not?”


William Auch is a physician residing in Sacramento, California. When not seeing patients, he writes, studies French, and travels the world.

Don't forget to leave a comment or question below for William to let him know you stopped by.  William will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  The more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.  You can Follow The Tour Here.  


  1. thanks for the great giveaway. the book sound really intersting.

  2. Great job, with the excerpt! I wanted the excerpt to keep on reading!


  3. Nice excerpt, thank you.


  4. Sounds like a very good read!


  5. I really enjoyed this excerpt. It only had little dialogue, yet I learnt so much about the protagonist. Not only is his probably fit, but his heart is aching. Would love to know more.

  6. Thanks for posting the blurb and excerpt!

    andralynn7 @ Gmail DOT com

  7. I'm looking forward to find out more about John and this three women.


  8. These women do John a big favor. He learns a lot about himself now he is away from his work and his father. He never thought he could get so attached to someone such as Isabelle. A father figure?..... playboy John?... What changed him?


  9. Thanks for the excerpt


  10. From the blurb and excerpt, I'm very intrigued with Love In Provence. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and just screams read me.

    Congratulations on your release William!


  11. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  12. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. thanks for the chance to win.


  14. The book cover has a nostalgic charm. The brief book description is just enough to make me curious as to what the plot really holds. And from what I can tell of the writing style in the excerpt provided this book is probably well written with vivid imagery and easy flow. Thank you for sharing this book and being part of the book blast.


  15. Thanks for the chance to win.