Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest

*Salutes* Captain Alex Cavanaugh 's ninja reporting!
He and Ciara Knight are both every author's greatest supporter and friend. Today they're hosting the "Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest". 
These are the conditions:
"Post about a book you’ve noticed. You can choose a book that you’ve read, something you saw on a blog or social media site, Goodreads, or a sales website. Anything that caught your eye because of a great cover, blurb or reviews, but DON’T tell the author that their book has been noticed. Instead, shout out on social media sites, and encourage others to do the same, until the author finds his/her book.

Leave a blog comment at Ninja Captain Alex’s BLOG or Ciara Knight’sBLOG when the author finds their book.

Only two rules:
1) You can’t post about your own book.
2) The book shouldn’t be on the New York Times or USA Today bestseller list.
This is your chance to shout out about a book that might not have been noticed by others."

So here's mine: 

The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (picture from author's website)
I found this book via the author's website which I'd followed because of her lovely pictures and descriptions of Provence, France.
The author, Deborah Lawrenson, also wrote snippets from the book before it was published. I read it and found it a gem.

I wrote this on my review:
If you want to be transported to the lavender fields of Provence, splash on Lavande de Nuit scent, or wander the cobbled streets of Cassis, while immersing yourself in a compelling tale of betrayal and intrigue then "The Lantern" is a book for you. It's certainly one I will keep and dip into again and again.
 
And here's the blurb from Amazon:

When Eve falls for the secretive, charming Dom, their whirlwind relationship leads them to purchase Les Genevriers, an abandoned house in a rural hamlet in the south of France. As the beautiful Provence summer turns to autumn, Eve finds it impossible to ignore the mysteries that haunt both her lover and the run-down old house, in particular the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful first wife, Rachel. Whilst Eve tries to untangle the secrets surrounding Rachel's last recorded days, Les Genevriers itself seems to come alive. As strange events begin to occur with frightening regularity, Eve's voice becomes intertwined with that of Benedicte Lincel, a girl who lived in the house decades before. As the tangled skeins of the house's history begin to unravel, the tension grows between Dom and Eve. In a page-turning race, Eve must fight to discover the fates of both Benedicte and Rachel, before Les Genevriers' dark history has a chance to repeat itself.





37 comments:

  1. Hope Deborah finds her book!
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

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  2. Ooh, this sounds like something I'd enjoy! :D

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  3. This definitely catches my eye! Reminds me of when I was a kid, sitting in the backseat of my grand-fathers car and driving through the South of France and passing miles and miles of lavender fields. (:

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  4. It's nice that you were able to give a review of the book as well. I chose one I hadn't read yet. :)

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  5. Oh, that is a really gorgeous cover! The story sounds a little like Rebecca, but I love that it sounds like it adds a haunted house to the equation.

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  6. That sounds very interesting. The cover is very mysterious to me.

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  7. Sounds like a great book - romance and ghosts are a fun combination ;-)

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  8. Nice review, and pretty cover = great entry for DINYB! :-)

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  9. Hi Susan .. love the sound of this book - it's going on my TBP list after the blogfest .. sounds so so interesting .. cheers Hilary

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  10. Thanks everyone for commenting - it is a good book.

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  11. sounds fascinating--love the cover!!

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  12. Gorgeous cover and interesting blurb!

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  13. Sounds like a awesome book. I love the setting!

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  14. Hi, what a wonderful setting for a mysterious romance. It reminds me a little of the classic tale, 'Rebecca.' It has great cover art too.

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  15. What a lovely surprise, Sue - thank you very much! All the best to you and hope your writing's going well too.

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  16. Hooray! Deborah found herself!!!! I'll let Ciara and Alex know on their blogs :-)

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  17. Debbie found her book. Great for her.

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  18. Gorgeous cover! Not my type of book though! Thanks for introducing me to this book...never heard of it before. Great choice! :)

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  19. Stunning. I'm pinning this. Thanks, Susan!

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  20. Susan, it sounds fabulous. THanks for introducing us to this book.

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  21. Sounds interesting. Great cover. Thanks so much for participating in the DINYB Blog Fest.

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  22. Sounds really interesting. I love the cover. One note, when reading the summary, the line "the secretive, charming Dom," I assumed that meant dominant, rather than a man's name. :( Damn you 50 Shades!

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  23. this one is a must read for me -- I lived in the South of France for two years in the early 80s and everything about it was magical. Thanks for noticing The Lantern. It's now on my TBR List.

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  24. Chilling and intriguing!

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  25. Wow, wow, wow! I have a thing for the colour purple. There are so many good books out there!

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  26. I like your review. That alone makes me want to read the book.

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  27. I love page turners. This sounds like a good one!

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  29. Definitely MUST add to my TBR! Lovely cover and description :)
    (had to repost my comment due to awkward typo caused by spell correction blunder. hehe)

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  30. Thanks everyone for commenting. How I love blogfests - it's the best way to meet new people.

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  31. Oh! And, Erin, I know exactly what you mean! EL James has a lot to answer for :-)

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  32. Sounds like a wonderful read.

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  33. I love the sense of eeriness from the blurb. Great choice!

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  34. Wow this is definitely one of the most beautiful covers of the blogfest. :-)

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  35. Intriguing! And that book cover is beautiful, too:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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