SUPER BOOK BLAST and Giveaway: Love in Provence by William Auch

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MEDIA KIT Book Cover (2)When John Martin is forced to sell his tech company, he decides to take a six-month vacation to the south of France.

When he meets Madame Garcin, her daughter Sophie, and her granddaughter Isabelle, his life is changed forever. What began as a long vacation becomes a journey of self-discovery marked by love, loss, and tragedy.

He is molded by this family of three generations of women, tempered by tragedy themselves, in ways that he could never have imagined.


On the weekends, John would visit surrounding towns to explore. He visited Avignon and Gordes, as well as other cities in Provence. He always liked market day, when the farmers came into town with their produce to sell in the town plaza. The market became a sea of color with the various fruit and vegetables stacked neatly in rows as people from town gathered to select their food for the week. It was not only the fruit and vegetables that attracted him, but also the stores filled with cheese, pastries, and meat. It seemed like there was a specialist for everything.

Unfortunately, the bucolic nature of his current life continued to be interrupted by his weekly updates from his lawyer regarding the SEC investigation. He wondered if it would ever go away. His lawyer continued to fend off the SEC, but eventually he would probably need to return to California for questioning. His lawyer kept telling him not to worry, but that was easier said than done. The whole ordeal continued to weigh on him. Since his arrival in Aix a month before, the calls about the investigation seemed like the only news he had heard from home. Mike was probably too busy getting ready for the arrival of his new baby, Michelle was probably not speaking to him, and his parents didn’t call. He assumed his father was mad at him for selling the company.

About the Author: MEDIA KIT author photoWilliam Auch is a physician residing in Sacramento, California. When not seeing patients, he writes, studies French, and travels the world.


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. William says:

    I would like to thank the host and everyone who comments. I will not be able to comment during the day, but will check in later this afternoon.

    William Auch

  3. I only wish there wasmore to read. I wanted to know more about what was happening.

  4. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  5. Sounds great, thank you for sharing!

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

  6. Love the excerpt!


  7. Emiliana25 says:

    Sounds like a very good read!


  8. Christine D. says:

    This story has one of my favorite settings – France. I would love to see some historic elements in this book! That would be terrific!

  9. Your excerpt gave me the feel of being there in France with the bounty of the market days.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  10. I love it, that one can practicaly feel that scene and see the market before one’s eyes.


  11. Thanks for posting the blurb and excerpt!

    andralynn7 @ Gmail DOT com

  12. William says:

    Can John become more sensitive? Can he find true love in the french countryside? Maybe painting trips out to the french countryside with a beautiful woman artist will do it…?? What can he learn about life, love, and loss from this family of women? What can he learn about himself? Can men really change? Maybe he just needs to get away from San Francisco for a bit. And away from his father.

  13. Catherine says:

    William…You travel and study French…I assume that you have travelled to France and that experience comes out in this book?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for the excerpt


  15. the excerpt would probably not draw me in. I need something more dramatic to get me to turn to page two or at least a prologue. I am a voracious reader and I love a book that starts off with a bang. Lois, at

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