announcing my book!

by Sharon Santoni

beauitufl bathroom with light through curtain

Today I am very excited to tell you a little more about my soon-to-be-published book ….

today is international women’s day, and that ties in very nicely because my book is all about women….

Not just any women of course, I have chosen to write about some of my French girlfriends whose style I find so inspiring, the title will be My Stylish French Girlfriends.

bridal gowns hanging on a rail

 

I spent many months last year touring France, from north to south, from west to east, taking pictures of women of all ages and from all walks of life.

The book will introduce you to them, and show you a slice of their daily lives.  It is  a celebration of women who live creatively, and surround themselves with daily beauty, no matter what they do.

The publishing date is 1st August, and  pre-orders can be made HERE.  There will also be a website with pictures of us on the photo shoots and lots of bonus information … of course I’ll let you know more about this very soon.

garden table with vegetables and dog

100 comments

JulieAnn Spruce March 8, 2015 - 12:37 pm

This is going to be exciting – so looking forward to this book. Best Wishes.

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Lettie Maloney March 8, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Congratulations
I look forward to you book
Love the blog

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Leighton White March 8, 2015 - 7:54 pm

Now that’s a surprise, though you often share the joy of your friends.

I’ll be buying one for sure x

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Sharon Santoni March 8, 2015 - 8:48 pm

Thank you Leighton …. I wonder what sort of book you were expecting?

x

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Sharon Santoni March 8, 2015 - 8:45 pm

Thank you Julie Ann

x

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Gwen Owen March 10, 2015 - 12:37 am

Something to look forward to!!!!

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Dawn March 16, 2015 - 1:22 pm

I can’t wait !!!! Something to look forward to …

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Lynn Minnick MyGREENLifeandRealEstate March 8, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Sharon, congratulations!!! How exciting! One of my favorite (and very stylish) French friends arrives here in Connecticut for a visit from Dinard tomorrow. Aren’t we blessed to know such amazing women? I”ll be watching for your book.

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Sharon Santoni March 8, 2015 - 8:46 pm

I love to be inspired by women around me, whatever their nationality 🙂

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Roxane Lacroix March 8, 2015 - 1:16 pm

Congratulations Sharon! Looking forward to getting the book and seeing lots of inspiration.

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Sharon Santoni March 8, 2015 - 8:48 pm

Thank you Roxane, I’ll let you know when the pre-orders are possible

xx

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noreen March 8, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Congratulations Sharon, what exciting news, we look forward with anticipation to the release of your book! All the best!

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Sharon Santoni March 8, 2015 - 8:50 pm

thank you for your enthusiasm Noreen

x

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Agnes Baboo March 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Sounds very good to me ! Photos above are beautiful !

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Angelina March 8, 2015 - 2:47 pm

That is so exciting! Congratulations!

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Betsy March 8, 2015 - 3:03 pm

I know it will be great! I’ve enjoyed your posts about your stylish friends!

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Jessica Conick March 8, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Congratulations!

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Caroline @ Shutters and Sunflowers March 8, 2015 - 3:19 pm

How exciting! Congratulations I will look forward to reading it. I am writing a book, a novel set in France but am a long way off having it published so well done to you I know how much work it it is. Love your beautiful blog!

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Teddee Grace March 8, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Sounds like fun! If that first interior photo is any indication, the illustrations will be yummy!

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Pam Ballard March 8, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Congrats on the new book. Cant wait!

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Jeanne Henriques March 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Wonderful news Sharon! Happy Women’s Day..sending you warm wishes from Saigon..xxx

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Rita March 8, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Have always looked forward to your informative and luscious blog. Will now look forward to your book!

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Joan March 8, 2015 - 3:47 pm

What an accomplishment! You must be so pleased and we will be so pleased to see and learn more. Thank you for inspiring us to make greater attempt to live beautifully, even when life is challenging and grey at times. It is a blessing to have lovely words and photos come into our homes to influence us to live better, make more effort. Like scattering rose petals around the world…..for the beauty it creates….that is what you do for us. Thank you so much….

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Sharon Santoni March 8, 2015 - 9:03 pm

Thank you for such a generous comment Joan, if I didn’t have such appreciative readers, then I”d have no reason to write this blog

xx

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Cheri March 8, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Congratulations! Looking forward to the books release in August

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Colleen Taylor March 8, 2015 - 3:54 pm

YES! Congratulations Sharon!!! This is what I’ve been waiting for & I can’t wait to see it. I’m so thrilled & excited for you! If you could only hear the emotions in my words right now! XXX

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Vicky March 8, 2015 - 3:58 pm

So excited for you! Can I get an autographed copy? I look forward to ordering 2 copies … One for me and one for my sister!

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Bungalow Hostess March 8, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Congratulations…this sounds like a book that I would love to own!
I’ll be visiting Paris and the Midi-Pyrennes this Spring so your book would be a lovely way to keep the memory of my trip alive !
Your blog images inspire me immensely.

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Wendy March 8, 2015 - 4:00 pm

What a wonderful idea for a book, I look forward to reading it.

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La Contessa March 8, 2015 - 4:05 pm

I CANNOT WAIT!
WIll my CHARLOTTE be in the BOOK???
Will you come to AMERICA for BOOK SIGNINGS?
YOU MUST!I am waiting for you in SAN FRANCISCO!
XO

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Sharon Santoni March 8, 2015 - 9:06 pm

YES! ‘Your’ Charlotte is in it …. no decisions are made about book signings yet, but I am flattered that you are waiting for me in San F!

xx

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Marianne March 8, 2015 - 4:06 pm

I would love to order one when you take the preorders. Looking forward to reading all about the stylish French women!!

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jan gillespie March 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Congratulations. I am so excited about your book and I look forward to purchasing it.

Thank you for your blog as well, it inspires me every day.

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Sharon from Richmond VA March 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm

I am so excited for you and of course, for all of us! Thank you and congratulations.
Sharon

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Linda Scott March 8, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Have been enjoying your blog and everything French. A Big congratulations on your book and I look forward to having a copy

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Karena March 8, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Dear Sharon, I am getting more and more excited about this! I do hope you will allow me to feature you and your new book on my site!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

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Patty/NS March 8, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Terrific news, congratulations! Can’t wait for the pre-order release. This is such exciting news!

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Carol March 8, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Congrats on your new book. ..looking forward to the big reveal#

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Laura Keane March 8, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Looking forward to your book. Your blog is full of feel good pictures! Very inspirational.
Best to you
Laura

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Susan Threlkeld March 8, 2015 - 5:00 pm

What a treat your new book will be! Can’t wait!

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Karen Abel March 8, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Dear Sharon, Congratulations! I am sure your beautiful book will be inspiring and intoxicating! Very excited to order and enjoy!

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Suzanne Rice March 8, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Yes!!!! I look forward to your every post, and look forward so to owning your book. It’s good for the soul to see beauty,…. Cannot wait!!!!!

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Vickie Cunningham March 8, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it!

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Judy Gibson March 8, 2015 - 5:13 pm

How wonderfully exciting for you…and for your friends featured in your book!! Your photos are always so intoxicating…they invite us in to your beautiful world and inspire us to live beautifully as well. Can’t wait for the book!

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Doré @BurlapLuxe March 8, 2015 - 5:16 pm

Will love to promote it and add it to my library of French.
It looks so French. And am Excited to see your beautiful French vies of your Girlfriends all over France.

Xx
Doré
Who lives her French roots…

Bisous

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kathy juracek March 8, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Congratulations ! Looking forward to seeing it. Your posts are just beautiful!

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Tish Jett March 8, 2015 - 5:39 pm

Really? A book? xo

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Teje Ellis March 8, 2015 - 5:45 pm

I am very much looking forward to your book. I enjoy your blog, and your lovely photographs. Thank you for pointing out the beautiful side of living!

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www.ourfrenchoasis.com March 8, 2015 - 5:58 pm

What a fabulous concept, cannot wait to pre order, congratulations 🙂

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Judy March 8, 2015 - 6:05 pm

It’s going to be very hard to wait until August! Congrats!

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Angela Muller March 8, 2015 - 6:08 pm

Sharon, this is wonderful news………can’t wait to read it! Angela Muller

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Peggy Brown March 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

What an exciting thing to look forward to. Congratulations! I can’t wait.
I so love your blog. I followed one of your links on renting apartments in Paris on our next visit in September and we are so thrilled with what we found. Thank you so much. Are you going to do more posts on the rest of the arrondissements? They have been such a good help when planning our trips.

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Elizabeth March 8, 2015 - 6:18 pm

Congratulations! Your website is a favorite of mine. Looking forward to your book and know it will be beautiful and inspiring. Love the idea of a slice-of-life look into the lives of stylish, creative French women. Your photography is always wonderful. Can’t wait!

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terry irick March 8, 2015 - 6:23 pm

Can’t wait to see it! I know it will be as fabulous as the author.

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Heather in Arles March 8, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Hooray! Oh and how perfect of you to make the announcement on International Women’s Day too. The photographs look positively gorgeous and of course, like everyone here, I can not wait to see it!! Brava!!
et Bisous 🙂
H

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Terry Pape March 8, 2015 - 6:51 pm

can’t wait for it to come out!

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The Enchanted Home March 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm

I am SO excited for you…congratulations. Cannot wait to order it:)

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Amy March 8, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Sharon, what fabulous news!!! Many congratulations!!! So looking forward to your book. I know it will as lovely as your blog. Thank you for inspiring us non French ladies to be more like you with your beautiful vision and lifestyle.

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Agnes Irene March 8, 2015 - 8:02 pm

I’m a newcomer to your site and blog, but am already hooked, and delighted to hear about the upcoming book. I excitedly await it!

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Susan Carter March 8, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Congratulations – this book looks like fun & a must read!

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Pat March 8, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Congratulations Sharon, I too am a little (pleasantly) surprised by the subject matter. I would have guessed brocante fairs and such, but your French girlfriends posts have made for wonderful reading.
Looking forward to hearing more. Pat

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Amanda Rush March 8, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Fabulous news, congratulations Sharon! I’m sure it will be wonderful. Looking forward to an Australian delivery 🙂

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Cheryl March 8, 2015 - 9:53 pm

Yay! I will be pre-ordering, and waiting with bated breath.

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[email protected] european farmhouse charm March 8, 2015 - 10:22 pm

Congratulations Sharon! I can hardly wait to receive my signed copy! I love the subject-a celebration of stylish and creative women.
XO
Sarah

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Iracema March 8, 2015 - 10:24 pm

Parabéns! Espero que seu livro seja traduzido para o português!

Boa sorte!

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Angelica March 8, 2015 - 10:25 pm

Congratulations! I look forward to read it. Your blog is such an inspiration for me, as I am trying to renovate and decorate an old house in France.

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Elizabeth (Eiffel Tells) March 8, 2015 - 10:51 pm

Bravo – a tremendous feat to get to publication! I’ve been following your blog for a few years and know the book will be an absolute delight and a “must read” for all female francophiles.
Elizabeth xxx

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Jill March 8, 2015 - 11:20 pm

CONGRATULATIONS Sharon!! I can’t wait to see the finished product and share it with my American girlfriends albeit all Francophiles.
I would live,to paint some of your stylish French women…..Jill

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Lili March 8, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Congratulations! Can’t wait … ! Love this site, the thoughts and ideas you share and your beautiful pics … a little bit of “la belle France” in which to indulge at every visit. Thank you.

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Anne rosemary Brown March 8, 2015 - 11:44 pm

FB name is Anne Cuthbert-Brown

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Anne rosemary Brown March 8, 2015 - 11:47 pm

I am really happy for you and thank you so very much for all the wonderful posts so many were very beautiful . Good Luck with the novel and I hope to read it one day . Anne R Brown

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Anne rosemary Brown March 8, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Good Luck with your novel and Thank you for all your beautiful posts .

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Leslie in Oregon March 9, 2015 - 12:23 am

Congratulations! The book sounds wonderful, and I look forward to reading it. Even though it will not be about them (next book?), will Gibson and Ghetto be in any of its photographs? Thank you for sharing this news, Leslie

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Joanne Hudson March 9, 2015 - 12:25 am

Congratulations Sharon on the new book. It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to it coming out.

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Mimi March 9, 2015 - 12:36 am

Felicitations! How exciting! As a big fan of your blog I can’t wait to see the book. Bravo!

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Coty March 9, 2015 - 12:41 am

I cannot wait! Congratulations my beautiful friend! xxx

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Lynda Stephens March 9, 2015 - 1:04 am

Tres Magnifiique Sharon! Looking forward to the book. You are living my dream life. Love your posts, beautiful photos, and Gibson and Ghetto! You are inspirational. x

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Rita March 9, 2015 - 1:55 am

Congratulations! And I’m sure it’ll be just as beautiful and creative as you blog. 🙂

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Stephanie, Aust. March 9, 2015 - 1:57 am

Felicitations – I love reading your blog and looking at your beautiful photographs. I and many others here in Australia who appreciate the way the French do life will look forward eagerly to the release of your new book. Thank you Sharon.

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Rebecca Stephens March 9, 2015 - 3:11 am

I would like a signed copy please!!
Love,
Just Becky

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Gretchen Bertman March 9, 2015 - 4:34 am

Hooray for the ladies!

Congratulations on your book’s publication.

I am wishing you many sales, the best seller’s lists everywhere, fabulous reviews and lots of fun.

Bonne chance et merci !

Gretchen Bertman

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[email protected] March 9, 2015 - 5:22 am

Can not wait! A perfect Christmas gift xx

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Susie Craig March 9, 2015 - 6:13 am

Stylish ladies by a stylish lady. I cannot wait to read it.

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Esther George March 9, 2015 - 6:46 am

Hi Sharon, this is wonderful news….congratulations. I can’t wait. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs. Till next time regards Esther from Sydney.

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Frieda March 9, 2015 - 8:42 am

Bonjour
Impatiente de découvrir cette merveille
Bonne journée
Frieda

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Judi March 9, 2015 - 10:44 am

Hi from Australia, well done a book is so exciting. I will be pre-ordering one of those when they come out. I love the images you put up on Facebook and email so really excited for the book

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Katherine March 9, 2015 - 1:18 pm

Sharon,
Your style and writing are deserving of a book, I’m looking forward to ordering a copy. The title and subject will make the book a wonderful gift for women to share with friends.

Congratulations.

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Lynne March 9, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Sharon,
I adore your posts about your French girlfriends!
I am visualizing your book on the table in front of me this very moment!
Congratulations!
Brava!
~Lynne
w/L

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Lynne Bagby March 9, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Sharon,

This is exciting news! I will most certainly be purchasing your book; looking forward to it sitting out upon my coffee table–after I read it, of course!

Thank you for sharing yourself and your stories; a very enjoyable experience on so many levels. Can’t wait–

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Si Je Veux March 9, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Fantastic and congratulations! I can’t wait to read your book Sharon. Having always loved your blogposts about your French girlfriends, it will be great fun reading all about them. And I can imagine the photos will be amazing! : )

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Marilyn March 9, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Looking forward to more news of the book. If it follows your blog it will be full of stunning photos and ideas. I’m visiting the Loire Valley this June so hope to get some photos and ideas of my own.

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Marsha @ Splenderosa March 10, 2015 - 2:14 am

YOUR WORK DESERVES TO BE PUBLISHED.
I am so so happy for you, Sharon.
& I will be buying copies of your book for all my girlfriends, even the French ones!!!
Bring on the Pre-Orders.
xx’s

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Andrina March 10, 2015 - 8:21 am

Congratulations Sharon, I loved reading your posts on your girlfriends, glad you have taken the idea further.

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sally March 10, 2015 - 6:18 pm

What a lovely idea for a book, as well as the women you feature whom I’m sure will be an inspiration there will be divine pics alongside… A delicious combination !

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Lisa Kirakossian March 10, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Looking forward to reading it.

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ann hodgkins March 11, 2015 - 1:10 am

Congratulations on your book.I am looking forward to ordering a copy.
Will the early orders be signed?

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Sheila in SF March 11, 2015 - 5:41 am

I have enjoyed reading about your French friends in your blog. The book sounds interesting and a very unusual topic. Should be a sell out. Good luck. Love your blog.

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Leslie in Little Rock March 12, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Yay! So excited!

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Lucia Donahower March 25, 2015 - 7:21 am

Dear Sharon,
Congratulations on your book! I can’t wait till its debut.
Lucy in California

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Carol Betz March 30, 2015 - 12:31 am

Sharon, I have been reading your blog for 3 years & enjoy everything you write about. I love France & was in Paris a couple of years ago. Beautiful city. Looking forward to your next book. carol

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