Wednesday, July 13, 2011

HUMPDAY GIVEAWAY: French Lessons by Ellen Sussman

In honor of Bastille Day tomorrow, I'm giving away a trade paper galley of this little book.  I've only just begun reading it myself, but I'm finding it to be charming.  In a recent review, EW gave it a B+ and wrote:
Imagine the film 
Before Sunrise with three times the 
participants and a bit less subtlety, 
and you get the gist of Sussman's sexy travelogue French Lessons. Three couples, each composed of a hot young French tutor and an attractive, emotionally bruised American student, spend a day strolling, café-ing, and conjugating through the streets of Paris. And since they're in the City of Love, chatting in the language of love, secrets of the heart are revealed and beds are fallen into. Sussman certainly knows her way around a boudoir scene — and when those boudoirs are in Paris, well, you end up with some sizzling escapist reading.

  • The giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address ('cause I'm footing the postage).
  • To enter, all you need to do is post a comment below by Wednesday, July 20, 2011.
  • At my discretion, if there are less than five respondents, I can cancel or extend the giveaway.
  • Winner will be chosen by me with the help of a random number generator, and will be announced in the comments section of this thread.
  • Please check back to see if you've won. If you have left a way to contact you, I will do so.
  • The winner has one week to respond to me at with a mailing address, or I will choose a new winner.
  • If a second winner fails to respond, the book automatically goes to the lovely members of my face-to-face book club.
  • Previous giveaway winners are welcome to enter.
  • Finally, if at all possible, please comment below only if you're entering the giveaway.
I am going to stop there, because I am going to go hear the author speak and read tonight, and with any luck, I'll come back to the blog with some fun video to entice you to enter this giveaway.  For now, I'll simply say that the regular rules apply, and will wish you all bon chance!


  1. I could use a vicarious vacay in Paris. Sign me up!

  2. Oh, this is very sad. I haven't had the time to read and review the novel, which is good fun by all accounts. I didn't do this giveaway justice, somehow. I thought it would be a hit.

    So, here's what I'm going to do, SL. Jon's off to Paris in September/October. He really wants to read this, so I will let him. After that, I'll bring it to you in November. Sound like a good plan?