Friday, March 8, 2013

Super Book Blast and Giveaway: Love in Provence by William Auch



William Auch


When John Martin is forced to sell his tech company, he decides to take a six-month vacation to the south of France.  

When he meets Madame Garcin, her daughter Sophie, and her granddaughter Isabelle, his life is changed forever.   What began as a long vacation becomes a journey of self-discovery marked by love, loss, and tragedy.  

He is molded by this family of three generations of women, tempered by tragedy themselves, in ways that he could never have imagined.


On the weekends, John would visit surrounding towns to explore. He visited Avignon and Gordes, as well as other cities in Provence. He always liked market day, when the farmers came into town with their produce to sell in the town plaza. The market became a sea of color with the various fruit and vegetables stacked neatly in rows as people from town gathered to select their food for the week. It was not only the fruit and vegetables that attracted him, but also the stores filled with cheese, pastries, and meat. It seemed like there was a specialist for everything.

Unfortunately, the bucolic nature of his current life continued to be interrupted by his weekly updates from his lawyer regarding the SEC investigation. He wondered if it would ever go away. His lawyer continued to fend off the SEC, but eventually he would probably need to return to California for questioning. His lawyer kept telling him not to worry, but that was easier said than done. The whole ordeal continued to weigh on him. Since his arrival in Aix a month before, the calls about the investigation seemed like the only news he had heard from home. Mike was probably too busy getting ready for the arrival of his new baby, Michelle was probably not speaking to him, and his parents didn't call. He assumed his father was mad at him for selling the company.

William Auch is a physician residing in Sacramento, California. When not seeing patients, he writes, studies French, and travels the world.



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  1. I would like to thank the host and everyone who comments. I will not be able to comment during the day, but will check in later this afternoon.

    William Auch

  2. Thank you for sharing the excerpts, did you work in some of your experience on your travels in your book?


  3. I love the excerpt and book cover.


  4. Sounds like a very good read!


  5. I wonder why John is forced to sell the company. Sometimes it takes something like that to reawaken someone. Maybe John will.

  6. So I guess John's family isn't happy with him?


  7. thanks for sharing! FOllowing the blast is fun :)

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  8. To Lyra,
    John has some issues with his father. To his father success means a lot of money. His father has driven him pretty hard over the years. But money cannot buy love. And John needs to spend some time away and get to know himself. This family of women show him the way. And they have been through A LOT themselves. A journey of self discovery for him. He learns what is important in life. And what loss really means.

  9. William...You travel and study French...I assume that you have travelled to France and that experience comes out in this book?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks for the excerpt


  11. Three generations of women will sort you out - I had to laugh. My family is generational, so I know.