Petite Madeleine by Eva Charles – Spotlight and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Eva Charles will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

mediakit_bookcover_petitemadeleineThe Claytons and Harringtons are back!

Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit. 

Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father’s Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.

Now eight years later, he’s the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she’s an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?

Enjoy an Excerpt:

He gazed longingly at the case. Expertly shaped pastry, lounging on silver pedestals enclosed in a counter-height antique glass case, the kind where a society maven might have displayed her treasures a century ago. Jam-filled cookies, one-bite pecan tarts, and heart-shaped fudge brownies dusted with white powder. They were tantalizing, but nothing tempted him as much as the shell-shaped cakes, food for mermaids, the ones Proust made famous, and Cassie perfected.

After handing him his tea, the clerk began to ring up the purchase.
He reached for his wallet, struggling to ignore the allure of the pastry case. But the madeleines were beckoning, crooning softly, daring him to take a taste.

Just one little taste.

He knew better, he’d played this game before and it never ended well. But he couldn’t help himself. “Sorry to do this, but those madeleines are calling to me. Would you mind throwing a couple in a bag to go?”

“I’d be happy to. They’re seductive little creatures, awfully hard to resist.”

Don’t have to tell me. He paid the clerk, shoved a bill into the Mason jar on the counter, and took a big swig of tea before sticking his hand into the white bag.

And one bite, that’s all it took to whisk him back to another time, to another medium-sized East Coast city, where life had been full of promise. It’s all it took for the anger to swirl with the pain until they were almost unrecognizable as separate emotions. He couldn’t bear it, and dumped the bag along with its contents in the trashcan near the exit.

About the Author: mediakit_authorphoto_petitemadeleineEva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore, nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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  1. This story sound so cute. I’m putting it on my TBR pile.

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

  4. This sounds like a very romantic read. Definitely one to check out! 🙂

    • Hello! You’re right, it’s a very romantic read! I love second-chance stories–the road to love is rarely smooth sailing, and that’s certainly true for Cassie and Drew.

  5. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • Hello Peggy! I don’t normally suffer from writer’s block, what I do sometimes suffer from is “put your bottom in the chair and write block”. There’s no question that some scenes come easier than others, and when I’m having a difficult time, I walk away from the computer and do something else. I bake, take a walk, anything that doesn’t require too much concentration, and I allow myself to daydream about that characters, which almost always puts me on the right path.

  6. Good morning, and thank you for hosting! I’m excited to kick-off the tour with Long and Short Reviews today! I’ll be around for most of the day to answer any questions that readers have.

  7. I love the cover and it sounds like a wonderful book – thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂

  8. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    • Hello Rita! In the first two books of the series, the connection between the title and the story doesn’t become clear until closer to the end of the book. In Petite Madeleine the connection is made in the first few pages. I’m happy you enjoyed the excerpt.

  9. Enjoyed the excerpt and love the cover.

  10. I like the excerpt!

  11. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  12. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

  13. Thank you so much for hosting Petite Madeleine, and allowing me to connect with readers on your blog today. Have a lovely week!

  14. This book is “my cup of tea”, looking forward to reading it!

  15. James Robert says:

    Happy Friday! Enjoy your day and thanks for the giveaway!

  16. James Robert says:

    Rainy morning so far here in Michigan. Hope you have a sunny and fun weekend. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  17. James Robert says:

    Happy Sunday and hope it’s an excellent one for you and your family. Thank you once again for your hard work you put into bringing us such amazing giveaways.

  18. James Robert says:

    Have a great Tuesday and thank you for the opportunity to win

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