Book Giveaway: Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris

[This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner. Stay tuned for other fun opportunities!]
 It's 10 after 10 and I have about an hour to shower, get ready, and pack for a quick road trip down to Atlantic City with my friend, Vanessa. I'm going to down to cover a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School, and bringing Vanessa along for fun. There is an indoor pool I'm hoping to also check out (not work-related) and restaurants (work-related).

I'm pretty sure it's going to be exactly like that one episode of Sex and the City. Exactly like it.

Anyway, since I don't have enough time to share the recipe I'd planned to share today, I figured I'd just offer you a consolation prize by way of a food-related novel!

(My very favorite kind.)

The book is called Peaches for Father Francis, by Joanne Harris, the author of the oh-so-lovely Chocolat (one of my favorite food movies!). In fact, this book revisits the world of Chocolat and brings back the same cast of characters, including Vianne, her daughter, Anouk, and her lover, Roux. (Yes!)

In the story, Vianne receives a letter from beyond the grave that brings her and her daughters back to the charming French village of Lansquenet, where she finds things very changed from the way she left them: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and even a minaret! Her old nemesis, Father Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help.

Sounds lovely, right? I'm taking my copy of it along with me on my trip so we'll be able to read it together!

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite food-related book, story, or movie.

I'll randomly select one winner to get one copy of the book. All entries must be in by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, October 9 (that's tomorrow!). I don't care where you live, but the prize will be shipped to US addresses, only.  (Yes, that includes Puerto Rico.)

Good luck!



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