Saturday 23 June 2012

Look out for the French Lessons book blogtour next month !

No, I'm not going to teach you how to speak French - it's the title of the new book from Ellen Sussman.

The official blurb says :

French Lessons is an erotic, emotionally charged novel set over the course of a single day in Paris and told through the eyes of three Americans at a crossroads in their lives. They each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love and loss, as their lives interconnect in surprising ways.

Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high school teacher, arrives with the hope of healing her broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely ex-pat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husband and her new country. And Jeremy, the reserved husband of a renowned actress, is accompanying his wife on a film shoot, yet he feels distant from her world.
As they meet with their tutors—Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet, Riley with Phillippe, a shameless flirt, and Jeremy with the consummately beautiful Chantal—each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. Yet as they traverse the grand boulevards and intimate, winding streets, they uncover surprising secrets about one another—and come to understand long-buried truths about themselves.

‘A luscious novel of love and longing...the narrative feels light as a glass of rose at an outdoor cafe, but its insights carry the richness of a Burgandy’ People (4 stars)

Ellen has worked various jobs including tennis instructor, restaurant manager, and college teacher but through all the transmutations of her life she has been writing. Her first novel, On a Night Like This, was a San Francisco Chronicle Best-Seller. She has taught at Pepperdine, UCLA and Rutgers University.

The blogtour will be stopping off at The Madhouse on 10th July when I will be posting a Q&A session with Ellen and also my review of the book. Don't forget to check out the other blogs on the tour too !

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