Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rosy Thornton's The Tapestry of Love

I just love it when I have advance information. And when I have advance information about a book that I'm definitely going to want to read, life is even better. Now I'm sure some of you could not care less about what makes me giddy like a school girl but in this case, you should be rubbing your hands together in anticipation because I have something for all of you too in conjunction with tomorrow's (or is it already today in the UK?) release of Rosy Thornton's newest novel The Tapestry of Love in paperback.

Shamelessly stolen from Rosy's website: A rural idyll: that's what Catherine Parkstone is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the CĂ©vennes mountains. Divorced and with her children grown, she is free to make a new start, and set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you're no longer just on holiday, and Catherine finds herself with unexpected battles to fight. French bureaucracy, the mountain weather, the reserve of her neighbours - and most unsettling of all, her own fascination with the intriguing Patrick Castagnol.

The Tapestry of Love is the story of how a woman falls in love with a place and its people: a portrait of landscape, a community and a fragile way of life.

Doesn't this sound phenomenal? I read and thoroughly enjoyed her wonderful Crossed Wires (read my review) last year and am looking forward to this new book as well. For all those of you who comment here (except those of you who only post weird spam I have to delete), Rosy has sent along a recipe sheet of Cevennes cuisine that I can fire off to your in-boxes just as soon as I determine that you have no interest in selling me an Eastern European mail order bride who may or may not have funds she'd like to transfer to my account. Since the book is set in the Cevennes mountains in France, this cuisine plays a large part in the novel. What an inspired idea! Now I'm looking forward to reading the book and tasting the food too. To sweeten the pot, in addition to Rosy's recipe sheet, I'm happy to submit the e-mail addresses of the first ten people who comment to The Book Depository (worldwide free shipping, don't cha know) so you will get a 10% off voucher you can use to purchase The Tapestry of Love. You'd better get commenting!


  1. I loved Crossed Wires and this one sounds yummy.... But I'm a total sucker for UK books and with food as a subject? Can't go wrong!

  2. Thank you so much, Kristen, for running this giveaway. It is very much appreciated. And happy cooking!

  3. I have this one on its way to me, and I'm so glad that you liked her previous novel! There's nothing like someone else's recommendation to get you really excited about reading a book, right?

  4. I just discovered this author and am looking forward to this book - glad to hear that you liked one of her previous books!

  5. The Tapestry of Love arrived from the Book Depository yesterday. I'm in the middle of three books with those pesky library due dates, but Tapestry is sitting on my reading table shouting, "Me next!"


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