Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lunch In Paris?

Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed Julia Child and the movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun” together? You would have, the book I just finished reading called Lunch In Paris By Elizabeth Bard!

In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down for lunch with a handsome Frenchman – and never went home again.

Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pave’ au poivre, the steak’s pink juices puddling in the buttery pepper sauce? Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard, is a memoir abut a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs – one with her new beau, Gwendal, the other with French cuisine. After packing her bags to begin a new life in the most romantic of cities, Bard is plunged into a world of bustling open-air markets, hipster bistros, and size-two femmes fatales.

She learns how to gut a fish (with a little help from Jane Austen) and soothe pangs of homesickness (with the rise of a chocolate souffle’) and she develops a crush on her local butcher (who bears a striking resemblance to Matt Dillon).

This book is an amazing read for anyone who has longed for the desire to just pick up, leave and move to Paris! Woven wonderfully at the end of each chapter are the most amazing recipes of everything from appetizers to main courses, to “death by chocolate” desserts! What more could woman ask for a cook book and love story all in one!

I received this complimentary amazing book courtesy of Hachette Book Groups to review. If you would love to know more about this book, the author or even where to purchase a copy of this heartwarming book, simply click on the link below.

The best part about this is I get to provide 5 of my readers with a copy of this wonderful book. Here are my guidelines for this giveaway.

1. You must be a follower. How else will you learn about these amazing giveaway offers? Leave that as a separate comment for one chance to enter!

2. Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite place to just up and leave and want to live there. This gets you entry number 2!

3. Spread the word and tell others about this giveaway and I will give you extra entry for 3 chances to win.

The giveaway is for US and Canada residents only and NO P.O. Boxes please. I must have a way to reach you so please leave me an email address if you don’t have one linked to your blog. The giveaway will go for one week and will end on March 30th!

Trust me this is the perfect book to read over Spring Break, summer vacation or while you are having your favorite Starbucks beverage and croissant!


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, This sounds like a great book and how fun that you get to read new books-something I would love to do. The book sounds like it would be a great gift as well.
As for picking up and just going-hum-I'm right where I want to be but vacations are always someday getting to Ireland and of course my upcoming trip to the islands.
Have a wonderful week.

Down On The Farm said...

Sounds like my kind of book! I am a follower so that's one entry!

Down On The Farm said...

Hmmmm. If I were "running away" where would I run ? ? ? ? That is tough, but, I think I would try Italy. I've never been, but it looks like an amazing place to get lost!

SusanD said...

Such a fun sounding book. Thanks for sharing. Oh.....I am a follower. :) Blessings, SusanD

SusanD said...

Choosing a place to escape and live is tough. Warm and tropical or "Old World?" I'm going with sandy beaches, clear blue water, palm trees. Oh yes....sign me up! lol. Blessings, SusanD

Danae Hudson said...

I'm a follower here! Heck yes!

Danae Hudson said...

My honeymoon (well, and wedding...but that was an hour outside) was in Paris!! I love France so much.

But if I were to run away, I think I would run away to Cambodia. It's hard being white when you're there, but I absolutely love that country!

Samantha said...

Just wanted to let you know I will be praying for you tomorrow.
Hugs and blessings to you dear friend.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm in, this sounds really good.
I am one of your followers.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well lately I have had a few of those days. I think I would like to get into my car (with Skye) and visit family and friends as I travel from California to the East coast.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I did a tweet and I posted it on my Facebook.

Deborah Pucci

Unknown said...

What a lovely giveaway ... IF we were to just get up & take off it would be to Holland ... it is such a beautiful country with wonderful people ... it draws us for another return.

Happy Easter!
Have a great day.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Someday I am going to win a book....praying for you tomorrow...

Steph T. said...

Kat...I have just heard so much about you from my sweet friend Loren M and also from Warren B that I had to jump over and meet you!! I will be praying for you and your upcoming surgery. What a blessing you are to so many!

Andrea said...

Praying for you!! Sending big hugs and love your way. Andrea

Debbie Petras said...

This sounds like my kind of book to read. I love Julia Child, Paris and cooking.

I am also a follower of your blog.


Debbie Petras said...

If I could just up and leave I would go to Norway. I have lots of relatives there and a family farm in the northern area named Sumstad. I would love to take my husband there for a summer.

Mari said...

Since I just won, don't enter me again. It sounds good though!
Guess what I found in my mailbox a few minutes ago? The books! They both look good and I know I won't be the only one reading them. Thanks for the cute notepad and pen too! I really appreciate you doing this!
PS - I'm still praying!

Deb said...

"Death by chocolate."

Now, that's the way to go!

Just kidding.

But you know that I'm a chocoholic.

Sweet dreams.

Denise said...

Great giveaway, praying for you sis.

Girly Muse said...

sounds like a great book!

i'd love to just run off to maui. ;)

or a few places in california...

i do enjoy austin too.

(can you tell it's been winter here a little too long..just about anywhere sounds pretty great? :))