My new book is released on the 8th August and it is an exciting moment.
Turning the pages of the author copy that arrived here a couple of weeks ago has brought it all back to me. Because writing and creating a book is a process. This book is entitled My French Country Home – Entertaining through the Seasons and with the photographer Franck Schmitt, we took photos over one whole year, striving to find fresh ideas and situations to highlight each season along the way.
Entertaining has always played a big part in my life. Growing up in England, my parents threw dinner parties and open house holiday parties, and the atmosphere was always fun, never stressful. My French parents in law were also great entertainers, their table famous for delicious food and lively conversation. With our parallel backgrounds, it came naturally for my husband and I to entertain a lot. First there were the fancy dinners we threw as a young couple, then through all the years when the children were young our entertaining was lively and sometimes chaotic but never boring, And now that we are empty nesters we have slipped into a different rhythm of dinners or lunches with friends . Each stage of life lending itself to a different style of entertainment, but the pleasure never diminishing.
If there is one thing that I have understood about entertaining is the importance of making friends feel welcome, and creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Laying a pretty table, or arranging a few flowers may help the aesthetics, and of course good food never goes amiss! But I gauge the success of an evening by the laughter and lively discussion around the table rather than a high score for the decor.
I’m happy to offer the opportunity to win a copy of the book to three of my readers. The winners will be picked by a random draw on Friday 4th August and announced here on the blog.
To enter the giveaway, sign up to the newsletter for the blog and leave a comment below. For a second or third chance at the draw click on one of the share buttons at the end of this post and come back to leave another comment telling us where you shared the news of the giveaway.
Remember we’re giving away three copies of the book, which means you are three times as likely to win!
And if you don’t win the giveaway, then the book can be delivered to your door anyway, just click here.
Simply gorgeous. A beautiful feast for the eyes!
Sliwing down and savouring Aaaah love it x
Prelepo, obožavam vaše fotografije i tekstove❤️.
What a treat! Would love to win your new book
Hello there, I would love the chance to win your book. I have been in love with French country decorating for over 20 years. When we went to France for our 25th wedding anniversary, my passion was sealed.
Blessings to you!
it’s fun to entertain with class. you have it.
best regards marsha
I am just in love with your work ….it is simply stunning… I would be so thankful if I would win a copy of your book. Thanks for sharing all that your have with us Claire it is much appreciated…
Take Care xx Robyn
The book looks absolutely beautiful. I wish you much success. A new book is always exciting.
Such a passion for beautiful decorating. I would love to be inspired and own your lovely book.
Love getting this peek into what appears to be an absolutely stunning book!
Looks like such a lovely book. Congratulations
I would so love to to savour this new edition of yours…
I am a very proud owner of My stylish french girlfriends….
I am passionate about your style in decor and entertaining…. so excited by this! Thank you.
This books look beautiful- I would love to win it. I shared on instagram.
Your pictures of out door dinning I am in love only hope I can recreate here in California so looking forward to fall I am an October baby so it’s my favorite time of year
Gorgeous! Can’t wait to read!
I loved your first book and will surely love this one. Your eye for beauty is perfection.
I would be thrilled to win your book. I am sure I could lose myself in the pages.
So beautiful, a feast for my eyes!
What a treat your first book is, i would love to win the second one!
A beautiful tribute to the beautiful life!
Can’t wait to read your new book!
What beautiful pictures. So many memories for you. I’d love to win Thank you for the opportunity.
Looking forward to your book!
looking forward to turning the pages and experiencing the beauty within………
Can’t wait to see your new book!
Looks like a lovely affirmation of living life to the fullest!
A wonderful idea, through the “seasons” of your life. It looks stunning, and I’m anxious to read it.
I would love to win your fabulous book. As an artist i so appreciate beauty
And your pictures are a feast to my eyes.
Can’t wait to pour over the pages of your new book, Sharon!
Cannot wait for your new book to come out!!
Would love to read and plan dinners
Another stunningly beautiful book! Can’t wait to read it! I have My Stylish French Girlfriends and it has become my go-to book whenever I think about rearranging items in my home. I always ask, how would the French ladies do this?
Never miss one of your posts. I was able to visit France several years ago but the time was so limited so I re-live that trip through your pictures and stories. I love your taste and your impecable design sense. Please keep up your great work and I’ll continue to watch your posts! Thank you for what you do!!
Absolutely gorgeous! Love what I’ve seen so far. Looking forward to the book.
I am at the stage of my life as you are. The phases of entertaining have changed and I would love a copy of your book. I look forward to your blogs especially because my daughter and family moved from California 4 years ago to England and they have a home in France near the Dordogne area where I especially love to visit! This is my very first time I have responded to your blog! I have been remiss.
This looks stunning Sharon! I’d love to win this & those photos are gorgeous.You are so incredible! X
The book looks absolutely beautiful. Love how Europeans especially the French set their tables etc & seem to have such a special way of entertaining.
Such delicious photos in that private courtyard – perfect for hours of entertaining loved ones!
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I am anxiously awaiting delivery of your new book!
Every picture here is just gorgeous!I look forward to seeing more of your posts and book!
Love your blog it is wonderful!!!
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Sharon, your artistic talent covers so many areas, you are truly gifted. I have your last book and look forward to reading this one.
I read your blog faithfully and love your stories and photos.
If your book is as wonderful as your blog, it will be a joy. Thanks.
Loved your first book and look forward to this one as well! Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win my very own copy!
I already get the newsletter so does that count as a chance to win your new book?
I look forward to reading this…love your content and vibe! Also to receiving next month’s gift box…mmmm.
It looks like another lovely book to put next to your last one on my coffee table. Thank you for the opportunity to win this one!
Sharon, I’m back again. I tweeted twice! Your Amazon link as well as your twitter & blog link. Crossing my fingers!
I am looking forward to your new book! Everything you do is so beautiful. I love your French style!
A tale of two countries. Bringing classic French country to my little part of England.
Lovely. I’ve just picked up my Paris in Bloom and I’m looking forward to reading your beautiful new book.
I would love to win a copy of this beautiful book.
I’d love to win August 8 is my birthday and I always love your posts.
I shared on Instagram! Thanks again for the chance to win your new book!
I will maybe become the lucky one to win this wonderful book! Even so, I follow your blog with great pleasure and hope to visit Normandy one day.
The photography is stunning! So looking forward to your book! Will it also be available in digital form? Merci!!
The beauty of your book is an inspiration that invites and speaks to my soul.
What a beautiful book, as is your blog. I wish that I will be one of the VERY lucky 3, to win a copy. A wonderful give-away for sure.
Your photos are like a fairy tale. A nice little escape from the real world.
Yes please!! I would love to receive your new entertaining book – just been given your french friends book and loving it
Gill from New Zealand
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Congratulations on the new book. I would love the opportunity to win a copy. Thank you for your generosity.
I already get the newsletter, but if I didn’t, I’d sign up right away. I’d hate to miss one of your posts. I hope to win a copy of your book and use it to fully immerse myself in your beautiful photos and world.
What a beautiful cover… I cannot wait to see the inside!
Congratulations, Sharon!! I am sharing this with my friends on Facebook. Hope I win!!
Looking forward to reading this beautiful book.
Oh I know the book will be lovely.
Can’t wait to read it. Hope my name is picked! Thank You for the chance.
Looks like a beautiful book!
Sharon , Looks like another stunning book. I love the last ones. The flowers are beautiful. Cant wait. Thank you.
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Shared the news on Facebook !!! Thank you.
I would love to win your new book “My French Country Home”!
Your book looks amazing!! I love your blog..I hope someday to visit…until then it would be exciting to win a copy of your book.
What a wonderful birthday gift to myself this fabulous book would be. Could join your first book,in my bookshelf.
Toutes nos felicitations X
Loved your first book and I’m looking forward to loving this one as much. Your photographs are simply stunning.
I follow your work faithfully and would love to have a copy of your new book. As a 75 year old Gardner , I sometimes place a table in the middle of a flowering area and sit and enjoy the surroundings along with a glass of ice tea. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
How wonderful another book….congratulations!!!!
Your writings are always stylish & intriguing!
So looking forward to your new book, I know it will be sumptuous!
Sharon, loved meeting you in Highlands. Cannot wait to see your new book. BOUQUETS to you, Vanna
Such a beautiful book and such a gem to look at with our long wet winter makes spring and summer look not far away,.Are we able to enter being so far away in New Zealand ? I really enjoy your blog and love the photography of your lovely garden
Yes Clare, everyone is welcome to enter the giveaway! 🙂
Sharion, I fell in love with your blog the moment I found it. I was in a very low place and your beautiful picture of a beautiful life has inspired me to hope again. Thank you so very much!
I would love the book and hope to win one.
Congratulations on the new book. You have such a wonderful and effortless (looking) style.
A lovely cover. Would love to win one! Hetty Christensen
What a beautiful cover! It assures wonderful things inside. Congratulations! I cannot imagine the time it took to create, plus all those decisions!
You are amazing.
Your book looks beautiful – I only wish I had your gardens so I could have the beautiful fresh flowers to use on my dinner table and throughout the house.
A beautiful celebration of a life and seasons
I love your books and your blog which brings France to me all the way to Australia. I first visited France in 1969 and it has been in my heart eversince.
I will buy a copy anyway and if lucky enough to win I will give to a dear friend who is also a Francophile.
Thankyou for being so inspirational.
I really enjoy reading your previous book so know this one will be just as good a read,so I hope I am fortunate enough to win one.
I really enjoy reading your regular newsletter.
What a beautiful book….would love to win a copy!
Sharon love your My Stylish French Girlfriends if this new book is as good, I’m sure it is, it will be wonderful. Hoping I’m one of the lucky ones from Avril in Australia
You’re one of my favourites love your books & blog get so many wonderful ideas!!!
Would love to win your book to add to my wonderful collection of my books..
Very clever lady you’re !!!
Sharon, I truly wish I’d discovered you sooner. My French husband was from La Mayenne area but when we married we made our home in beautiful Switzerland. Needless to say we both felt land-locked (I was from CT)& we sorely missed the fruits de mer. We spent a lot of time in Brittany & Normandy when we could get away. What a splendid idea to have a chance to win your book. Merci bien!
Sharon, I’ve treasured your first book and know this will be as sensational. Simple elegance at it’s best.
What enchanting table settings and flowers! I look forward to the book.
We are just about to sit down with our drafts man to draw up plans for a restoration and renovation of our cottage in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales Australia. If I won your book I could literally pour through it and totally immersed myself in your impeccable style and taste, and with your influence I will never have to renovate again. I am a genuine Francophile and I am addicted to antique and second hand shops for my little bits and bobs.
Please be our guest in the French style.
Stunning book. Love the photography!!! On my bucket list is 6 months in Provence.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures and interesting articles.
It looks just lovely! I can’t wait to see it!
I can not wait to see your new book! Love your style, and am always happy to see an email in my inbox from you.
Those beautiful table settings encourage me to try more entertaining. Would love to win the book.
I love your first and cannot wait to see this new book.
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Oh my if I can image a life filled with magic , if is in the pages and photo’s of your book. Living the dream,
I would love to be one of the lucky winner’s it would rock my world in a very lovely way.
Your style aesthetic is amazing. Although I have never been to France, I am planning a trip next year during the month of May, springtime! Your new book would certainly help me in understanding the understated beauty of French country culture. Awesome!
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Simple pleasures: home and hearth, breaking bread with family and friends, flowers and provender from the garden. You remind and inspire me Sharon.
I am looking forward to seeing your new book. Beautiful pictures.
Absolutely gorgeous! I adore your style and would love to have the chance to live in the French countryside one day. Your book will help me dream until then!
Love to own this!!
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This book looks stunning!!!
Hello Sharon, I already have my copy on pre-ordered, but it would be delicious to win a copy for my sister
When will you have your itineries ready for Spring 2018? We are planning to visit France for 3-4 weeks starting in Paris, and hoping to join in with your itineries before heading to the south, We have not finalized dates yet, our interests are people, entertaining, simple but elegant living, did I mention we love to explore and shop.
Please let me know soon.
Great success with your new book, can’t wait to share it with a few special girlfriends. Patricia Miller
Congratulations on your new book!! Can’t wait to read it
What a gorgeous looking book. Your photos and ideas inspire me.
Can’t wait to see your new book! It looks beautiful!
Beautiful flowers, tables and settings! Thank you for the chance.
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I love to entertain and the table setting is always the ‘icing in the cake’.
With your exquisite photography and design sense, I am very much looking forward to feasting my eyes on your new book.
This will be a great addition to your beautifully written and illustrated blog and Instagram photos.
I need to visit France again.
Anxious to read your book. Will you be touring the same tour as last your last book?
The photos from your new book are representative of the gracious,casual elegance that you possess.
cant wait to read your book so that I can continue to live out my dream through its contents……thanks so much!
Sharon I have your first book & love it, go back to it all the time. My heart is in France & love everything about it, think it would be so much fun on one of your tours, but with RA I couldn’t do it anymore so I enjoy your blog reading about France. I wish you well with the new book & oh my goodness how I would love to win one. Thank you.
Beautiful coffee table book that would be read many times!
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Sharon, I am so looking forward to the arrival of your new book in August. The arrival of My Stylish French Box will be the icing on the cake! Winning a copy of your new book would be the ultimate treat!! I’m ready for a much needed respite from this awful heat and humidity we are experiencing here and your new book is sure to take me away, even if only for a while. Can’t wait!
I would love to own this delightful book! I so enjoy seeing the loveliness of your blog, and I’m certain this book will be just as beautiful!
Sharon – It looks like another “winner” for sure! The photography is amazing – so looking forward to adding this to my design library. I always enjoy each of you blog posts – keep up the good work. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. Congratulations and best wishes.
We pre-ordered – looking forward to receiving it! When will you be back in Atlanta? Are you planning a book tour?
I bought your first book and I loved it. Was very excited to hear that another book was on the horizon. The book looks stunning, cant wait to read it.
Would love a copy of your book! Really enjoyed the first one!
My family and I just returned from France to revisit where I lived as a little girl 60 years ago! It was a magical adventure to see and remember places from my childhood. Your blogs are partly what inspired me to want to return to France. I’d love to win one of your books.
What a beautiful looking book and I would love to win a copy. The pictures look gorgeous! Oh I would love to visit too!
Love your blog and now the book which looks fabulous. It may have to be a treat in the near future. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful insights, photos and Frenchness with the rest of us. May you have huge success with the sale of your book. It looks fabulous.
I swoon … your new book looks amazing. I love to cook, I love to entertain and I love France. I would so enjoy having a copy of “My French Country Home”. Bonne chance to all of us and thank you for the opportunity.
My parents rarely entertained, except for holidays. Somehow, I became the one to make the dinners and the party. I had a lot to learn and still do. But, you are so right, it is the laughter and the time with family and friends that matters. Although I do have fun making the table pretty! Good luck with your book. I am sure that it will inspire many with its beauty and secrets.
I subscribe. The photos look so luscious!
Your new book looks amazing. What a sweet way to announce it with a drawing for a copy. ♥️♥️♥️
I already subscribe. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Can’t wait to see your book. I am sure the photography will be fabulous and I am anxious to see what French entertaining is truly like.
An Absolute Marvelous GiveAway! I have cast my wishes to the Universe….XOXO
Lovely! Excited to own one.
I love your blog, fb page, and my stylish french box! Hope I win a copy of your book.
So excited to enjoy your new book.
Totally enjoy your blog and your short stories – looking forward to sitting with a lovely glass of rose and living the pages!
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Congratulations on the beautiful project execution!
Star-eyed waiting for a copy!
Love your pictures and decorating. I love everything French. I have been to several towns in the South of France and in April 2018 I will be heading to Paris, back to Nice and every town in between. I have been a follower for years and I have shared the book giveaway by posting all the pictures in today’s blog on Pinterest under Bon Jour. Keep them coming, love your style.
Can’t wait to receive your book . Ordered it from Barnes and Noble . I have so enjoyed your other book . If I am lucky to win your new book , it will make a wonderful gift for a special friend
I drool over all the wonderful tables you set and show
Am looking forward to your beautiful book
Loved your first book and cannot wait to see this next book!
I was lucky to visit Normandy last year…. what a beautiful part of France!
What a wonderful book topic! I’ve enjoyed your first book and through your blog I made a new friend, Susan Loomis. We rented her house last summer and loved living and traveling in Normandy for a few weeks. I must add this new book to my library–and of course I’d love to win it!
Oh more wonderfully dreamy moments being transported to gorgeousness, thanks to you Sharon for sharing your impeccable taste with your devotees! I can’t wait to have your new book on my coffee table. X
This book looks and sounds gorgeous!! France has always been a great love of mine…can’t wait to go back.
So looking forward to seeing the new book! Can’t wait to sit down with a cozy cup of coffee (or a frosty glass of prosecco) and fantasize!
Love your website and my French boxes! What a treat to myself! My husband and I are planning to move to Paris early spring and I would love your new book for decorating ideas! Merci beaucoup!
You are so blessed with so much talent…I’m so grateful to have known you. You gave my daughter and I life long memories….Thank you so much…
With love and cherished memories,
Madeline in Texas
Would love to win a copy of your new book. How exciting!
You’re one of my favourites love your books & blog get so many wonderful ideas!!!
Would love to win your book to add to my wonderful collection of my books..
Very clever lady you’re !!!
I’m looking forward to reading your book, your pictures are lovely.
I can’t wait to see this new book! Sharon, your pictures are always incredible.
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Yes!! So glad that you chose to add another book to the collection!! I gifted myself the first book & I would love to WIN the second one!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!! Merci beaucoup!!
Just ordered 3 copies of your book, one for me and one for ea of my best friends..love the way you do the French..
Summer parched central coast California couldn’t be a starker contrast with the lush photographs you have previewed in your post about your new book!! I take vicarious pleasure in viewing your photos and reading your commentary, imagining myself at a fabulous dinner party you are hosting. I have shared with a dear friend who loves her garden
Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to own it!
My most favorite Blog!
My daughter and I love to entertain and we love to visit England and France.
More – we would love to win your beautiful book.
The pictures evoke such a strong emotional response. One can almost picture oneself in the garden enjoying the party! love your work an enjoy the blog.
I am waiting with bated breath for your book! Cannot wait!!!
I have your girlfriend book so no doubt your new book must be amazing. As a follower of your blog you never disappoint. I am looking forward to your entertaining book. Best wishes.
Everything you do is beautiful, Sharon!
You inspire me to bring beauty wherever I am!
Just love the idea of decorating, eating, setting the table with the seasons…such natural easy elegance! Looking forward to what is I know will be a feast for all the senses.
Shared on Facebook. The book looks absolutely beautiful, and what a unique idea to focus on entertaining through the seasons! Someone will be very lucky to win a copy – I’ll keep my fingers crossed…
How I would love to have a dreamey of yours!
Ah-another Ode to Beauty! TY for so much inspiration: the book looks delicious!!
Nothing is better than a good meal with family and/or friends. Can’t wait to see/read your latest book. Congrats!
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Another lovely book to add to my collection. It looks beautiful and I’d love to win one. Shared on Facebook to all my French loving girlfriends.
I have been so excited about your blog and would love to hold a book in my hands and dream about the beautiful ideas that you share!
Living in Western Australia and loving everything French I would love to win your beautiful book .kind regards Elvie
Loved your last book and I am looking forward to this book.
How exciting for you, Sharon..to see a labor of love come to print. Your photos are beautiful. Shared on FB.
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Would love a copy of your new book. I have your first book also.
How lovely! I truly admire your style and always feel fascinated by your timeless charm! I hope I can win your book, as it would be a new vibrant source of inspiration to me
Beautiful photos! i would love a copy of this book! <3
Always love your photos. They allow me to savor the colors, architecture, and plants of France without being there.
Would love to win your new book.
Would love to reda your new book.
Looking forward to my copy arriving soon
I’d love to win this book!
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It would be a perfect birthday gift for me, since it’s the day before your drawing 🙂 beautiful book to cherish!
Ooh how delightful…I’m sure we’re all crossing our fingers and toes to win..Thankyou for the opportunity!
I love reading your inspirational blog about your life in Normandy and France. It makes me dream of exploring the French countryside one day -visiting quaint village brocante fairs, touring vineyards in the south and exploring historic chateaux and the many glorious French gardens. Thank you for taking me on such a visual journey!! I currently subscribe to your “My Stylish French Box” and would love the opportunity to win your new book “Entertaining through the Seasons”. warm regards, Ksenija
Looks so inspiring!! I love your creations Sharon and would love to win this book! (I often page through your other and hoped for a sequel? More French Girlfriends!) I’ll be ordering one for my mum for her 70th and one for me too of course!
Can not wait to read your book!
such a beautiful book ..i would love my home to have a little bit of what yours has x
I love your first book and I,will love your second. Il looks wonderful antonella
I truly enjoyed your first book and I know I will enjoy this one too .. ⚜️☘️⚜️
I so enjoy your blog and would love to have your book. Thank you for all that you share with us.
Already planning a dinner party! Lovely book.
Can’t wait to read your new book!!!
Fabulous photos ! love the idea of seasonal entertaining and your book is an great inspiration.
XX fingers and hope to enjoy reading it also.
Your book looks absolutely beautiful <3
While your book looks fantastic and the photos gorgeous, you are completely right that successful entertaining is judged not only the décor or even the food, but on the conversation and conviviality among the guests. When a good time is had by all, that’s a winner.
So much beauty! I’d love to have your book!
I love French Country decorating ad entertaining. These pages look gorgeous. Thank you or the contest.
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Beautiful. Would love to spend the rest of the Danish summer (Cold and wet) with this book.
Love and inspiration is what I feel when I read these short reads. I would love to have your book, dear Sharon!
Congratulations on your new book. It looks absolutely beautiful. What superb photos! Makes me want to start planning a party. Hope to be a lucky winner, but if not, I know where to find you now that I’ve signed up for more news. This might be a good idea for Christmas presents this year!
Would love to win a copy of the book. The photos look beautiful.
I adore your posts on Facebook and would love to own one of your books
Un “art de vivre à la française”.
Une maison dans laquelle on aimerait vivre.
I loved your first book I will love your second !
Can’t wait to travel into this book. Love to bring a small piece of France into my life and this will be a great companion to the first book
Greeting from Bodmin Moors Cornwall UK. Oh how I would so love to have the chance with others to win a copy of your book. Im trying hard to learn the style as I so love anything ”French” Thank you for the chance to win. Warm wishes from Pam
Recently discovered your blog. It’s wonderful. We are a family of Canadian diplomats posted to Paris for 4 years. 2 years left and I intend to make the most of them. The book looks amazing and I would love to win! Warm regards,
You tease us with your tasters!
I have shared the giveaway on my Facebook page, la vie de Praerie. I loved your first book and I’m hoping to win a copy of your second. https://www.facebook.com/livingontheprairie
Beautiful! Can’t wait to read the book and fingers crossed to win!
Dear Sharon. What a fantastic book – would love to own it to seek inspiration or just enjoy with a cup of coffee. I have only known about you and your blog for a short time, but hoping to get to know more. Best regards from Louise
Can’t wait for the book release!
Our photography are always the best!! Thanks to share with us French habits and way to live!
Just looking at these gorgeous images has me all excited… I can’t wait to explore it further!
I signed up to your beautiful blog as soon as I found it, about two years ago, and have your first lovely book. Would love a copy of the second one.
Congratulations on publication of your lovely new book! Thank you for the giveaway. Sharing on Twitter.
Good Morning Sharon, Gosh, how wonderful, I am thrilled for you. The photos you have shared look beautiful.
I remember as a young wife in the 1970s when entertaining was very formal. Everyone dressed up (as we used to say) and the dinner table was laid perfectly…. but fast forward to nowadays and like you we are empty nesters, and I love nothing more than having friends around for lunch or dinner, with no formality, just relaxing and enjoying each others company.
I would love to be entered for this competition, however, if I am not successful, I will be ordering it.
Best Wishes to you and good luck to everyone.
Love your blog…the book would def. always be out on our coffee table.
Congratulations for bringing this beautiful book into the world!
I would love to win your new book! When I retired from work 2 years ago, the women I shared many years with there, gave me ” My Stylish French Girlfriends”. I read and page through it again and again with joy and pleasure on a quiet afternoon. Such a lovely gift from special “girlfriends” in my life!
Congratulations Sharon on another awesome book!!
Would love to win your book – it sounds fabulous! 🙂
The book looks lovely and will be greatly enjoyed. Wishing you success with the book and future projects.
Your photos are absolutely beautiful.
Oh what a treat it would be to win one of your books! I too love to entertain and they thinking outside the box as I set up to make it special! Can’t wait to savour each page ~ thank you Sharon for publish g yet another book for all of us groupies!
How fun, yet another one of your awesome books! I too love to entertain thinking outside the box in my set ups. I can’t wait to savour each page in your book full of ideas. Thank you Sharon for taking the time to publish another book for us groupies out here!
Sharon- can’t wait to peruse the pages!
Your book looks interesting and beautiful. Enjoy your blog.
I found your blog through a newspaper article. I am visiting for the first time and totally impressed. I thought I was primitive style and I am seeing that I can also be French! My friends are going to love your style also.
How wonderful, Be a privelege to add to My French Country Home.. Holding thumbs x
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Can’t wait to receive your new book. I have already pre-ordered your book, but would love to receive one from you. I would give it as a gift to a friend that loves to give small beautiful parties. I would love to receive my copy from you. I have a signed copy of your first book and was happy to meet you in North Carolina on your first book tour. I have been following your blog for years and never miss one of your post. Thank you for years of beauty and inspiration. Victoria
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I’ve been following you religiously. You helped me before I travelled to the South of France in June 2017. I visited throughout Provence and stayed in Avignon. I loved meeting the third and fourth of generations at a restaurant there and an art gallery. I purchased art from a local artist. We stayed in St Jean Cap Ferrat and Marseille as well working our way throughout Provence. I have always loved French style and would love the win your book. I also enjoy following you because you are of my age and we have entertained as you said and now it is different as empty nesters and older, so I like the parallel. Beautiful! So happy I found you! I will share on Facebook!
I’ve shared to beautiful book competition on Facebook. HopI win a copy
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I love your first book and would love to have this one. My dream is to visit France someday!
Congratulations on the new book! I simply must learn how to do a better job of arranging flowers when setting a table, and your photos are such an inspiration. That’s why I would love to have the new book!
Tres bien! Would enjoy a copy of the book.
Your table décor is always an inspirational treat. The guests and food are the reason for the details that make the get together special.
Wishing you great success with your book.
Thankyou for sharing such lovely photos, they are an oasis of beauty in the whirlwind of life…!
I shared on twitter the news of your beautiful book!
As you know I have followed your blog for years. Living in Arizona doesn’t give us the opportunity to decorate quite like you do. Your flare with colors, flowers, etc are a dream to see. You are so talented. I would love to own a book of yours. Thanks for the opportunity.
Sharon, I absolutely loved your first book, “My Stylish French Girlfriends.” I could not put the book down until I looked and read every page! I am anxious to acquire my own copy of your new book on entertaining. I know that based on your blog, the photos and I hope recipes 🙂 will be fabulous!
Thanks for your sneak peak of your new book. This is inspiring me to have a dinner party. But, I need your book!
Never do I leave your blog without inspiration: new use of pretty things, realization of what’s important at our gatherings, timely suggestions for beauty that is there for our taking. If this book is anything like the Girlfriends, we are all in for a treat!
I would love to win a copy of your new book. Just looking at that picture makes me long to put on a cozy sweater and grab a hot cider.
Love love your posts and am so excited about your new fabulous book
Congratulations Your book looks beautiful, I love what I see so far and I can’t wait to see more.
Thank you for the opportunity to win one. Blessings, Blanca M.
WOW !!!! How very exciting!!! Congratulations and can’t wait to see the whole book !!!
I simply can not get enough french country living!!!! Feed me more please:)
Can’t wait to see it!
Can’t wait to read it.
Looking forward to your new book whether I win it or not…I used to think that beautiful books were an extravagance and now I consider them essential to my heart and soul…to look at colorful flowers, landscapes, homes and design is respite for the mind, heart and soul and therefore, healing to the body. Thanks for your work.
would love to win your new book, if not I will have to purchase one
So excited about your new book! Looking forward to reading it!! Thank you for taking the time to share this with all of us!!
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I would love to have this book and learn your entertaining tips. I love the table setting and flowers but the cooking always does me in!
Hello there, I am going into a new chapter of my life and I not only want to know how to entertain with ease and grace, but NEED to know how. Please share a copy of your new book with me. Merci
The atmosphere captured in your pictures are total eye candy! What a sweet escape from the mundane!
I shared your giveaway on Facebook!
I always look forward to your newsletters. I looove your photography. Congratulations on your new book! It looks beautiful and it will make a lovely gift. I want one for my coffee table, an elegant touch.
I’m sure that the new book will be as outstanding as the first book is…. Can’t wait to browse through it!!
I am so excited to see your new book!!
Congratulations on another beautiful book!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Bravo !! This looks like a mini vacation to put on my coffee table for those days when I need a lift. Merci.
Beautiful book!! Congratulations!!
What gorgeous photography! How nice it would be to be inspired to bring a little bit of France to Missouri!
As always, beautiful work. We too love to entertain at our home here in Vancouver and in Labarthe Bleys in France.
I shared your beautiful post on facebook and instagram.
I would love to win your book,it looks beautiful.love yor posts on FB
It looks like a gorgeous book!
This beautiful book is just what I need! Entertaining held no fears for me in the UK, but since moving to France I have lost a lot of confidence because of the total elegance of the French dinner parties we have been invited to. I am sure “Entertaining through the seasons” will help me get my mojo back!
I would love to win a copy of your book. It looks fabulous.
Loved your Stylish French Girlfriends book (it is by my bedside) and your blog. Would love to win this book!
Enjoy your posts and your book. Thanks
Congratulations on your beautiful new book!
Lucy in California
OH, the inspiring ideas I could transport from your beautiful French home to my home in Nashville, TN!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your talents !!! I so enjoy.
So looking forward to the book’s photos! I know they will be breathtaking…. Thank you for the giveaway.
gorgeous book cover! looking forward to reading this beautiful book. I love your style!
Beautiful photography! Grateful for a chance to win!
Thank-you for giving us the opportunity to win your delightful book! I always really look forward to your inspiring posts! I love to visit France!
Learning from your experience in entertaining is priceless. I would recommend your book to anyone wishing to throw exquisitely refined parties year round.
Beautiful, Sharon. What a pleasure it will be to savor your book.
You definitely know how to live the good life…and it is wonderful that it is passed on from generation to generation.
I have and love your first book. I am so looking forward to this one and would love to win it. Thank you so much for your inspiration.
Looks wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m always looking for a chance to take me back to France, my one true love!! Thank you for who you are and this wonderful gift you’re giving us!
Totally agree – table setting, and of course, delicious food, help to set the stage for a successful dinner/lunch/brunch, whatever. But it truly is how the guests relate to one another, the lively conversation and laughter are what really set the ‘event’ apart and make the time together a success. The French definitely understand the importance of ensuring an enjoyable experience for their guests around the table. From reading your posts, I know you have caught the true spirit of entertaining in your new book. Would love to win a copy. Regards.
love your blog…would love your book!
I’m already a subscriber so I’m commenting for my first chance to win a copy of your lovely book. Thank you for the opportunity!
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This book looks wonderful. The photos you have shared on your blog are simply beautiful. I would be honored to win a copy.
I shared this post on my facebook timeline, so that’s my three chances.
I love every thing French! I enjoy your post and pictures. France is on the top of my list to visit!
Je ne manque de lire votre blog auquel je suis abonnée depuis environ deux ans maintenant.
Je suis sensible aux thèmes que vous abordez.
J’aimerais bien être une des heureuses destinataires de votre nouveau livre….
Sharon, I have already pre-ordered your book and am looking forward to receiving it!
So beautiful Sharon, Congratulations !
This would make a lovely birthday present to myself………..my birthday is the day before your release date
Sending a bouquet of blessings for its success x
oh my the photos you are sharing are simply stunning! I would love to live in your blog or book! I would also treasure winning a copy! such beauty must be shared. thank you.
Your book looks simply gorgeous. I would love to sit at any of the tables. Hoping I win.
I have already pre-ordered your book so if I win I will give this as a gift to my BFF.
You had me at those pumpkins…..
So beautiful! Congratulations. I am looking forward to reading it and savoring each moment.
Still regularly dipping into your last lovely book and really looking forward to the new one. Fingers crossed!
Sharon, a beautiful book to be sure! I have read your blog not long after you began, and have enjoyed all your words and photos taken out of the windows and such from your lovely home. I would love to win a copy of your book, but if not, will certainly order one when the 8th arrives! Keep sharing!
I love your photos. You’re an inspiration.
I love to have the book.
Would love to get lost in your book on a rainy afternoon.
I’m already a fan of your blog, have been for years. Your new book looks lovely and I would love to win a copy.
It’s been more than a decade since I was able to travel to France. The cares of this present life make it impossible for me to ever return. But, I am transported there again with each and everyone of your lovely posts and I eagerly await the arrival of your newest boo (in America. I am excited not just at the thought of the book’s stunningly beautiful visuals, but the smells of the French country side and streets so many of your pictures bring to mind, the sounds (recalled and ) imagined while viewing each tableau, and the delectable tastes my mouth will vividly enjoy savoring almost as much as did your actual guests. Thank so very much for recording each event and so graciously sharing them with us.
What exciting news Sharon! Congratulations on the release of another fabulous book! Just earlier this week I was again paging through the pages of my copy of your first book, would be thrilled to win one of your giveaways.
Exquisitely magical! Thank you for this opportunity!
My husband and I entertained often years ago. Then illness came into our lives. I am now a retired widow and need a spark to set me on that joyous path once again. Your book looks lovely and your offer most kind.
I wouldlove to win this book. As I’m dutch and live alreary 20 years in France, and being a brocanteur, I would love to look at the beautiful pictures you have made.
From the previews I can tell that we will be transported to a wonderful world. Just by absorbing the book, our world will be infused with the style you bring forth! Cant wait!
This book looks beautiful and will provide much inspiration. X
Looks like a great book with lots of entertaining ideas, something I like to do.
What a wonderful new book. I would be honored to be a winner of a copy
I can’t wait to flip through the pages. What a great new book to add to my collection.
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I DON’T THINK I CAN WIN ANYTHING, THESE DAYS ARE BEING DIFFICULT FOR ME, BUT WHEN I OPEN MY @ AND FIND A NEW POST OF MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME, I REALLY FEEL SO HAPPY. AT LEAST I CAN ENJOY FOR A MOMENT OF WHAT I LIKE MOST: THOSE BEAUTIFUL FRENCH HOMES. THANK YOU SHARON BECAUSE YOU ARE A GREAT INSPIRATION FOR ME.
I SHARED THE NEWS OF THE GIVEAWAY WITH FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND WITH A FRIEND.
Cannot wait to get my hands on your beautiful new book! So nice looking through pages of wonderful, peaceful, gorgeous places and pretending I was there and enjoying your company!
I can’t wait to see your new book and I hope I am fortunate to win a copy of one!
Gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.
Gorgeous table setting! I wish I could come up with some thing that beautiful!
I look forward to this book. The photos in the first one were excellent, and your table stylings are always so lovely. Would be thrilled with a winning copy.
I thought I was signed on for your newsletter, but I’ll go look for whatever the link is.
Already a subscriber. Yay.
So beautiful, love the colors!
Wow, the book looks amazing! I can’t wait to read it!
Thank you for the generous giveaway. It looks like an exquisite read.
There is nothing to make one feel more special, than a friend who takes the time to set a beautiful table for me! Keeping my finger crossed…..
Your blog posts are such a treat for the eyes!
Just shared about your book on my Pinterest page. Would love to win a copy of your book!
I have been looking forward to your new book, for a couple of years now. I have always hoped you would write a personal book on Lifestyle and entertaining. I am sure I am not the only one who repeated asked you to do so, and it’s finally here! Congratulations! I am sure it will be a huge success… how could it not be. Warm regards, Rié
I would love to win your beautiful new book! I recently ordered your book, My Stylish French Girlfriends; what an incredible and beautiful book. I know I would adore your new book just as much. I have been to France 4 times and your blog and books make me long for another trip. Congratulations on another stunning book that makes the reader feel transported to beautiful France.
Your photos are amazing! Congratulations on the release of the book!
I shared it on my Flip Flops & Hiking Boots Facebook page 🙂
Congratulations on your new book, it looks absolutely beautiful and I would love to give it pride of place on my coffee table.
The photography in your new book is beautiful. Can’t wait to enjoy every page & imagine that I am there!
I bought your first book, My French Girlfriends, and just loved it. Now I am getting your French Boxes, year subscription, and I love them! I ordered prints at Christmas and gave one to my Mom who loved it! And have preordered this book and cannot wait to get that! Of course would love to win so I would have one to give away!! Although I have never made it to France, I feel I have a part of it here in Maine!! Jan
I am obsessed with your photos, beautiful!!
I love your first book and i buy it. Your second book will be so beautiful !
Thank you for always reminding us of the importance – and the joy – of living with grace and style. Looking forward to savoring your new book!
This is so beautiful. I’m from Indonesia, and when I saw thise photographs, I feel like travel to other world. Europe and Indonesia have different beauty of nature, so saw those photographs really make me feel like absorb to other world. And I love this feeling.
Your work is beautiful!
I share it via Facebook. I didn’t use facebook share button in the bottom of this blog because it didn’t work for my phone.
Beautiful glimpses into your new book. I enjoy your blog very much.
Blessings on your new book.
Would love to win your book the photography is beautiful and looks so inspiring
Sharon, I am writing to you from France. I enjoy your blog very much. Your photos are always so beautiful and your posts very interesting. I love rediscovering my own country through your eyes.
I have just shared by email your beautiful post with Alain, my bestie.
Loved reading “My French Stylist Girlfriends”
….so I know this new book will be a delight!!
Fingers crossed I will be a winner.
This is a beautiful website and the book looks gorgeous!
This beautiful book would look fabulous on my coffee table! Congratulations and merci, Nancy
Who wouldn’t want to win such a useful and also beautiful book! I already subscribe and look forward to the newsletter.
Greetings from the foothills of Colorado!
So excited to read your new book! It’s on my birthday list and I have also asked my library to order it, so others can enjoy as well!
I have also shared your giveaway on my Facebook page: Malinda Banuelos
Thank you, Sharon, for this wonderful give away!
Love your blog. If I don’t win this lovely book I probably will purchase it!
I have pre ordered your new book, but would gift it to my sister if I won a copy.
Congratulations on the new book. Your exquisite blog inspired my trip to France this past Spring.
Congratulations on your new book and it would be an honor to win your book and add all these styling ideas into my home to create a French look into my American home.
This book is highly anticipated,I was fortunate to meet you in Cashiers,N.C for your book signing and this book is a must have.All the best as you continue to capture beauty to share with all of us.
A delightful cover. And the insides should be a treat to savour. I’d love to win this book and dream of days in France.
Food for the soul, is what came to mind when I saw a glimpse of your new book. I would be so very honored to receive a copy of it. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the contest”:-)”
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Congratulations on your soon-to-be released publication. Your work is lovely and your accolades well deserved!!!
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Your new book looks delightful! Your blog, which I discovered several years ago, is one of the very few I follow. It never disappoints! Thank you for revealing your French country life to us!
I always look forward to your blog and now this treasure of a book …inspiring and full of ideas! I have shared the giveaway on my Facebook page Mon Coeur est dans la Campagne and on Twitter.
The pictures you shared here are so inspiring!
How lovely your book is, the pictures that you show on your blog are simply dreamy. I have followed your blog for sometime now and always light up when I receive your email because you illuminate some of the beautiful things in life.
Ooooh, I would love to win a copy of your new book. Thanks for the chance to win.
The beautiful pictures the descriptive pose, it all feeds my soul – thank you for creating something so wonderful.
I cannot wait to sink into the pages of this book. It looks gorgeous! I have been inspired for years by reading your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!
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since your book will be published on my birthday, this would make an excellent birthday present! Thank you in advance! 🙂
Gorgeous book! Love all your posts. So much elegance and beauty.
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Enjoyed your first book very much! I’m sure this one will be just as interesting and beautiful.
What a lovely blog! You cheer and inspire so many that dream of being there in person to smell the flowers and soak in the whole view. It is such a joy to read of the beauty and see the pictures here when the weather is a bit harsh. Love ❤️ ❤️ to see it every time.
Purely lovely. What more can be said.
I just discovered your page and I’m looking forward to learning more.
I’m looking forward to your new book.
I just received notice that it’s on the way, how exciting! I can’t wait to sit down on my comfy couch on the porch to read it and dream of exquisite tables and delicious meals!
What a wonderful give-a-way! Thank you for entering my name.
xo, lissy parker
Lovely pictures that capture the essence of entertaining….attention to detail…warmth and comfort that lend themselves to special moments spent with family and friends.
Look forward to seeing this beautiful book.
You have a wonderful life to share and we are lucky to receive in the artistic way you do it. Beautiful..
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Oh my goodness! Look how many people follow you and your blog! If I don’t win a free copy of your new book, no worries at all! I have had it on pre-order for months! I will have at my doorstep next week and will then slip into your lovely world as I turn the pages and dream of France. Merci1
I want this book! Winning it would be icing on the cake!
This looks like a beautiful book!
It looks a beautiful book, congratulations. To say I would love to win it is an understatement! Thank you for the chance of winning, Jane x
Felicitation, suivre votre blog et comme visiter mon pays natal! Ce livre me semble etre comme une belle escapade:)
I am a subscriber… I love your blog. This is a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in.. It is a beautiful book.
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I just read My Stylish French Girlfriends, I very much look forward to this new book!
Your artful table settings made my heart beat a little faster……such beauty, so atmospheric.
Glad to have found your site!
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Your artful table settings made my heart beat a little faster……such beauty, so atmospheric.
Best of luck with your new book!
Amazingly beautiful! I sit here in the hospital with my hubby and look at these gorgeous pictures which bring some loveliness to my life.
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You are a gift !!! and I would love to win a copy of your beautiful book .
You had me on “stress free entertaining” I get so stressed entertaining, especially house guests and could really use some advice. Love your inspirational site!
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YOUR STORIES AND PICTURES ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION ====== ONE CAN ONLY DREAM AND THEN SOMEHOW MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY!
I just signed up for your newsletter and so hope I win a copy of the book. It is gorgeous.
I am excitedly waiting for your book. Entertaining has changed for me also through the years and now focuses on intimate dinners with close friends, lovely lunches for book club and somewhat unpredictable family gatherings with grandkids, the best of all. I am looking forward to be inspired by your book.
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