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.