Saturday, October 6, 2012

Joanne Harris ~ Peaches for Father Francis Giveaway Package


The wonderful people at Viking have sent me a Giveaway package that (1) lucky winner will enjoy. (I am currently reading and really enjoying Peaches for Father Francis)

Many of you have probably read Joanne Harris’ best-seller Chocolat, (or maybe have fell in love with the movie). You will most likely remember wonderful character of Vianne Rocher. In Harris’ latest novel, PEACHES FOR FATHER FRANCIS (Viking;  On Sale: October 2, 2012; $26.95; ISBN: 978-0-670-02636-4), it’s eight years later and Vianne receives a letter from beyond the grave from her friend Armande, summoning her back from her life on a houseboat in Paris to the quaint village of Lansquenet where she used to run her chocolate shop.

Upon returning with her daughters Anouk and Rosette, Vianne discovers that everything and nothing has changed in the small village. Her adversary, Father Francis Reynaud, still feels persecuted and misunderstood—only this time he needs Vianne’s help. Her one-time best friend, Josephine, still has an ambiguous relationship with Vianne’s lover Roux, and, unbeknownst to Vianne, has an eight-year-old son born just days after Rosette. And Lansquenet itself has changed with the arrival of a large number of Moroccans. The cultural mix is welcomed by some and resented by others.

Ultimately, Vianne is left to unravel the mystery of newcomer Inés Bencharki, who is part of the new Muslim community and is stirring up things. Inés insists on dressing in the traditional full black veil, under which “she seems as impervious to hostility as she is to gossip, scandal or offers of friendship.” Tensions between these two communities reach a fever pitch and it’s up to Vianne to rescue Father Francis and to discover what’s really going on in Lansquenet before it’s too late.

About the Author:
Joanne Harris  is the author of the Whitbread Award-shortlisted Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film, and eleven other bestselling novels.   She is published world-wide, in approximately 50 countries, and is the winner of several international and UK awards.  She is an Honorary Fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and lives with her husband in Yorkshire .

I am delighted to be able to offer one lucky reader (US ONLY SORRY), copies of both Peaches for Father Francis and Chocolat along with peach truffles!  

To enter, leave a comment with your email address. Link your Tweet about it for an extra entry. 


Winner will be selected on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Good luck!



36 comments:

  1. I loved CHOCOLAT! Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Diana
    bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Oh my, thanks for the fabulous giveaway! kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

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  3. The new book sounds wonderful. Loved Chocolat so I'm glad there's more to Vianne's story.

    ladycrumpet [at] gmail [dot] com

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  4. Peaches for Father Francis sounds like a lovely book. Glad to get both, as I saw, but never read, Chocolat! Thanks so much.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I liked the movie version of Chocolat but alas have not read the book. This sounds like a great opportunity!
    lutterj@gmail.com

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  6. Wonderful giveaway! How can anyone beat books and chocolate? I'd love to win!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I loved Chocolat! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I loved Chocolat too! It was a beautiful movie! Unfortunately, I never read the book but now you've got me tempted to read it! I would love to win this new book so please sign me up! My email address is misskitty32504ATyahooDOTcom!
    By the way, I have been reading your blog but have not commented in awhile. Your blog is terrific!

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  9. I loved the book Chocolat, but I loved the movie with Johnny Depp even more. Yum! Thank you for the giveaway!

    LindseyAylward@yahoo.com

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  10. Fabulous giveaway. Chocolat is on my tbr list but I don't own it yet. The peach truffles sound heavenly.

    bookdragonslair at gmaildotcom

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  11. Chocolat was wonderful and I am looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    kessna6(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. sounds like a great giveaway! I haven't read any of the books listed, but always looking for a great book to read!

    betty

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  13. What a great giveaway! Please do enter me. BFish dot Reads at gmail dot com.

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  14. Ooh - fantastic giveaway! The only Joanne Harris book I've read was Holy Fools, but I really like it and I've reread it several times. sarah(at)brazenbookworm(dot)com Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  15. Loved Chocolat! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

    ladybook21at yahoo dot com

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  16. What a great and special giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Wonderful combination and perfect for Fall. Thanks! elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. thanks for this great giveaway!!lomazowr@gmail.com.will tweet at rhondareads

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  19. Chocolat has been on my wishlist for years now and Peaches for Father Francis looks excellent, too!
    GFC - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  20. Oh! I already have this one on my wishlist! Thanks for the chance to win!

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Ooh, count me in. I loved the movie Chocolat!

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  22. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/BookAttict/status/255081068431040512

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  23. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  24. What an awesome giveaway! I haven't read anything by this author, but of course have heard of Chocolat.

    akreese at hotmail dot com

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  25. Sounds great! Thanks for hosting!!
    Beth
    drbethnolan@Hotmail.com
    Beth's Book-Nook Blog

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I've read both Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow and absolutely loved them, so I'd really like to read the third book.

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

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  27. Awesome giveaway!!!!!! I haven't read any of these stories but loved the movie Chocolat!!!

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  28. Oh Diane I love books with lots of carbs since I am not eating any! I need a good read....tillienedeau@gmail.com

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  29. How did I not hear about this book! Fantastic giveaway. I loved Chocolat.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

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  30. I have my fingers crossed!!! I LOVED Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow. Yay!

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  31. I have my fingers crossed!!! I LOVED Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow. Yay!

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  32. Fell in love with the movie. Since I'm entering on my birthday does that earn me an extra entry ? :)
    stacybooks at yahoo

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  33. Hope I'm not too late for the giveaway, but finding out about the book as I read through your blog was a nice surprise too. I'd love to read it, and probably will even if I don't win. My email is paulita at paulitakincer dot com.

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  34. I love the movie and have been wanting to check out her books. Th
    Thanks!

    Amanda
    Libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

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  35. Sounds good, I'd love to read it. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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