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Andre Phillip-Hautecoeur is not a writer, or that is how he defines himself, he is simply a person who had an urge to share something with an audience and write something about Paris. This he explains during today’s “A Book and a Chat”.

Paris is a city where romance, history, fantasy and enchantment meet, Andre’s novel “One Exquisite Night in Paris” is that and so much more.

Andre came to know and love Paris hanging onto the hem of his wife’s skirt. She’s Parisian, she’s everything French without constraint; she makes understanding all of Parisness a pleasure. An understanding which made him want to write this novel.

About “One Exquisite Night in Paris”: (taken from The Broken Bookshelf blog)

It’s a real story. A boy-meets-girl version of a girl-meets-boy story where she’s from Paris and doesn’t speak any English, while he’s from New York and speaks no French, and they only have one amazing thing in common. It’s a story for all who have yet to experience the most amazing night of their lives; a night impossible to live anywhere else but Paris…purposefully the most wonderfully enchanting city in the entire world. Enchantment, fantasy, luxury and fairytale all converge in only two places; once in our dreams and once when our dreams meet Paris. Everyone should live the perfect fantasy of “One Exquisite Night in Paris.”


It’s hard to give a genre to One Exquisite Night in Paris. The novel is an autobiography, telling the story of how Andre and his wife Eff meet. However, it is also a tour guide to the most amazing places in France and a lesson on France’s history and culture.


The novel alternates between Andre telling the story of him and his wife trying to start a life together, and his attempts to plan their ‘One Exquisite Night in Paris’. There are a few points in time where it may take a moment to realise that the story has switched from one tale to the other but it is generally a smooth read.


An unusual writing style is used in the novel, one which reminds me of something that was written in the late 1800s. Something about the style draws the reader in, especially since the writing matches the magical tone set in the novel when talking about Paris and romance.

“One Exquisite Night in Paris” is a novel is full of enchantment, fantasy, luxury and fairytale that converge in only two places; once in our dreams and once when our dreams meet Paris. The story distills into a perfect night; creating a memory which lasts forever.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Dr Jay Roberts

Barry

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“Andre Phillip-Hautecoeur – One Exquisite Paris Night in Paris”

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While Miralee Ferrell today’s guest on “A Book and a Chat” always enjoyed reading she never thought it would be calling for her. That is until one day, when in her fifties she attended an evening church service with a special speaker. At the end the speaker had a call for prayer, when Miralee went forward; they began to pray, and then suddenly stopped.  He told Miralee he believed God was saying she needed to write and it needed to be published.

Miralee went home, prayed about it, and felt a confirmation that this was indeed her calling, even though she had no idea what direction to go. Now, several years later, she writes because I love it and can’t imagine not doing so.

Her debut book was a contemporary woman’s fiction novel “The Other Daughter” and found almost instant success, and has since been followed by “Finding Jeena” the second in the series. After that early success Miralee got into her stride with the historical romance series “Love Finds You” series, all of which have been well received increasing the following of Miralee Ferrell.

Now a new historical romance series has been shared with her many readers, the “Love Blossoms in Oregon” series, of which the newly released “Blowing on Dandelions” is the first book.

About “Blowing on Dandelions”:  (taken from authors web site)

Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don’t get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn’t easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change.

With further books in the series along with a new series for younger readers  already being planned the name Miralee Ferrell is a name that will continue to bring a smile to many readers faces.So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Miralee Ferrel

Barry

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I was really pleased to have C. W. Gortner as the guest on tonight’s a book and a chat.

His book “The Last Queen“, has been written about and discussed throughout the blogosphere, and his new book “The Confessions of Catherine de Medici” looks to spread the name and fame of this author even further.

At a young age C.W. and his family moved to Malaga in southern Spain and there I began my life-long fascination with history. His mom gave him my first historical novel when he was nine (it was ‘Murder Most Royal’ by Jean Plaidy) and after that he was hooked.

After 13 years of rejections followed by a brief stint with an independent micro-publisher, he decided to self publish. It ended up being a wonderful and informative experience; he helped set up a company with a group of like-minded friends and they published thier books, as well as a few others.

Of the four original partners, three of writers including C.W. went on to secure commercial publishing contracts with established houses.

The Last Queen:

Daughter of Isabel and Ferdinand of Spain,Juana la Loca, is one of history’s most enigmatic and forgotten queens, “The Last Queen” tells the story of her tumultuous life. From the somber majesty of Spain to the glittering and lethal courts of Flanders, France, and Tudor England, The Last Queen brings to life all the grandeur and drama of an incomparable era and the singular humanity of a courageous, passionate princess whose fight to claim her birthright captivated the world.

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici:

At the age of fourteen, Catherine de Medici, last legitimate descendant of the Medici blood, finds herself betrothed to the King Francois I’s son, Henri. Sent from her native Florence to France, humiliated and overshadowed by her husband’s life-long devotion to his mistress, when tragedy strikes her family Catherine rises from obscurity to become one of 16th century Europe’s most powerful women. From the splendors of the Loire palaces to the blood-soaked battles of the Wars of Religion and haunted halls of the Louvre, this is the story of Catherine’s dramatic life, told by the queen herself.

Add to this the new start of a new mystery series, “The Tudor Secret”, the first book in his new Tudor suspense series ”The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.” As well as the work he now has underway on “The Princess Isabella”, C.W. Gortner is a name that you will soon find on many bookshelves.

So sit back and listen to a truly entertaining thirty minutes as we talk about subjects from books to Tudor dancing on today’s “A Book and a Chat with C.W.Gortner”

Barry

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January is YA Radio month on A Book and a Chat, with special guest throughout the month, not only authors but bloggers as well.

So what do you get if you cross the daughter of a spy with Jane Austen?

One answer might be Sarah MacLean my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”.

Sarah was one of the authors that many wanted to be included in my YA Radio Week, her book “The Season” has been one of the most popular YA novel over the last year.

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http://abookandachat.blogspot.com

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