* THE DRAW FOR THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED *
I can’t believe it’s a year since the first in my La Cour des Roses series, The Little French Guesthouse, was published.
And what a year!
The journey to publication was a long and arduous one. (You can read the post I wrote about that, just before publication, here)
But it was SO worth it.
When I signed with Bookouture, I could never have dreamed that my book baby would reach:
- #4 in the UK Amazon Kindle charts
- #1 in the UK Amazon Kindle Romantic Comedy category
- #1 in the UK Amazon Contemporary Romance category
- #1 in the UK Amazon Women Writers & Fiction category
For a time, it sported one of those lovely orange #1 BEST SELLER flags on Amazon, stayed in the top 100 for a good long while, and sat alongside some rather esteemed company.
More importantly for me were the wonderful reviews that the book garnered. It’s been such a pleasure to know how much people enjoyed escaping to the French countryside with Emmy and friends, and I have been overwhelmed by the number of positive reviews (currently over 470 5* reviews on Amazon UK) and the lovely messages I’ve had, and continue to get, from readers of all ages.
Equally exciting, the book is or will soon be available in Turkish, Hungarian, Czech and Italian!
It’s been a busy year since publication. The sequel, Return to The Little French Guesthouse was published at the end of August 2016, and I’ve since been working on Book 3, Summer at The Little French Guesthouse, which will be published on 12th July this year.
To celebrate The Little French Guesthouse‘s first birthday, I have a . . .
* GIVEAWAY! *
* THE DRAW FOR THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED. *
Thank you to all those who entered.
I’ve very much enjoyed reading your comments about France and the many things there are to like about it!
In time-honoured high-tech fashion, my husband was asked to pull a name from a hat (well, a mixing bowl) and the winner has been contacted by e-mail.
The winner of the draw will receive a signed paperback copy of The Little French Guesthouse and a beaded ring, appropriately in the shape of a rose.
All you have to do to enter the draw is to comment below, telling me what you like most about France. If you haven’t been to France, just let me know what you think you’d like most! You’ll need to give your e-mail, but don’t worry, that won’t be published.
The draw ends at 5.00pm UK time on Sunday 7th May 2017, when I’ll pick out a name AT RANDOM and get in touch.
I’ll start off by telling you that I think nothing beats sitting outside a cafe in the sunshine with a decent coffee, drinking in the atmosphere of a French town or village.
How about you?