Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ooh La La
Jamie Cat Callan for an advanced reader copy of her new book, out this week, called Ooh La La!: French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day. Thank you Jamie for sending me the copy and with such a pretty little card too!
I've read Jamie's two other books, French Women Don't Sleep Alone and Bonjour, Happiness and loved them. It took me about a day to read it (I read fast) and I was absolutely delighted with the different feel of this book. For her books, Jamie spends time in France, speaking to French women (not just in Paris), to get a real feel for their opinions and insights. But this book felt much more insightful to Jamie herself. It was both a book to help us as women, but also seemed a journey for Jamie as she discovered things about herself. For instance, when discussing colors it came up that while she loves the boldness of red, blue really makes her glow. And after seeing some photos of her in Malta, where she is currently for a writing fellowship, I think you'd have to agree!
The Sensuous Woman chapter speaks to taking care of yourself, for yourself. The Scent of a Woman had me considering my own personal scent of choice, Coco Mademoiselle, and yearning to go to a place where a true parfum could be made just for me. And one of my favorite parts of the books is where French women of a variety of ages answer questions for us! I have great love for elderly women and their wisdom, so that bit just tickled me!
Ooh La La!: French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day comes out in just 5 days on May 28th. You can pre-order it for a phenomenal price on Amazon ($11.85 for paperback or $9.99 for Kindle). I'm also giving away a signed copy to one of my readers! Use the rafflecopter below to enter. It will last until May 30th at 12:00 a.m. and the winner will be announced that Friday, the 31st! Mandatory blog comment entry. Seven chances total to win! Bonne Chance!
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