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February 7, 2011

Carpe Diem With's New Sneak Peek Title

Posted by Stephen

At, we have the opportunity to read many great books well in advance of their release dates. Now, with our Sneak Peek Feature/Contest, we are offering our readers the chance to preview select early picks --- and share feedback on them. We know that readers champion books that they love, and we want you to be part of the excitement of upcoming releases as early as possible.

Sneak-Peek-150x240FrenchLessons.gifOur latest Sneak Peek Feature spotlights French Lessons by Ellen Sussman --- a wondrous novel that follows the lives of three strangers as they intersect on a fateful day in Paris --- which releases in July. We have 25 specially formatted early reader editions to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and share their comments about it. We really want to hear what you have to say about French Lessons, so if you will have time to read it and answer some questions by Monday, March 7th, please enter this contest. If not, we plan to have more opportunities like this in the future. This will be a GREAT reading group selection, not just for its layered story and sense of Paris, but also it's paperback format!

Here's some more about the book:

How much can your life change in just 24 hours? Three Americans --- a heartbroken and pregnant young woman, a neglected ex-pat housewife, and the handsome, middle-aged husband of a powerhouse film star --- each spend a stormy day crisscrossing the city with three separate French tutors in this charming story of love and yearning. As they wander the avenues of Paris, exploring the language and rediscovering the pieces of themselves that have been missing, the city begins to work its magic on each of them, and at the end of the day, none will be left untouched.

To enter, fill out this form and answer the following questions by Friday, February 11th at noon ET.

  • Your age
  • Are you in a book group?
  • Name up to 3 of your favorite books.
  • What author’s book(s) would you be most likely to bring to the beach?
  • What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of France?
  • Do enjoy traveling, especially abroad?
  • What social media do you use regularly: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, etc.?

Winners will be chosen from all responses received. Once the copies of French Lessons have been shipped, we will contact our winners and ask them to respond with their thoughts on the book.

Not only will you receive an advance edition of the book, but also a unique opportunity to provide your comments and feedback directly to the publisher and author to further help shape the book!