Friday, September 23, 2011
Fall Feature #1- Charmaine Pauls' "Yesterday and Tomorrow"
Our first Fall Feature comes from Chile! The author Charmaine Pauls is stopping by to share her 83,000 women's fiction (drama with a strong romantic element) "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow".
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow is South African born Charmaine Pauls’ debut novel. The story tells the tale, in the form of a memoir, of a woman who refuses to deal with her painful past after the disappearance of her fiancé. Her life is reduced to an emotionless existence, protecting herself from the pain of facing the possible truths. Eight years after the tragic event, she is forced to travel to picturesque Castries, in the south of France, to claim her estranged French family inheritance. The main character, Marlien, is forced through a series of new unfolding events and a strange country to finally face her past. Not only is the enigmatic French veterinarian, Jean-Christophe, set on winning her heart, but she is thrown into the arms of the gypsy musician, Laurent, when he saves her from the crushing hooves of the bulls during the midst of the Arles bull run. But Marlien does not have to choose between Jean-Christophe and Laurent in order to find happiness. She has to choose between living in her past, or acceptance, in order to make way for her future. She does not only find answers to the most haunting questions of her life, but she also finds happiness through her epic journey of self-discovery. The first-time author used her experience of having lived in the romantic south of France as a backdrop for the book. She currently resides in Chile with her husband and two children.
"Yesterday and Tomorrow" is available from Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle format: Click here to go to Amazon to purchase.
Charmaine is offering a giveaway for hard copies of her novel. To win a copy, follow these easy steps.
1) Become a follower of "Indie Day in the Sun" via www.blogger.com.
2) Be the first to answer one of these two questions by reviewing the excerpt of the novel:
What color and model vehicle is the main character's luggage placed into?
Where are the wild horses from that the main character admires?
Good luck everyone and congratulations to Charmaine on your debut novel!