Shelf Candy Saturday #12
|March 30, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Shelf Candy Saturday|
Shelf Candy Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by Stephanie over at Five Alarm Book Reviews. During this meme we celebrate the covers we love. For more information about this awesome meme please visit our host: http://www.fivealarmbookreviews.com
My Shelf Candy pick this week is:
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
Isn’t this cover just beautiful? It is simply but I think that is why it works so well. It almost looks like someone drew this. The muted colors against the white background are really eye catching and they keep the eye moving around the image so you can fully appreciate the entire design. The woman – clearly the focal point really pops off the page. There is so much texture in her jacket that it almost looks as if you couls recah out and feel the tweed material. She gives the impression (to me) as bustling through the city yet the cover is also relaxed. I love the way her scarf kind of trails behind her. I want to read this book based on cover alone.
what do you think?
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog).
Paris in Love invites the reader into the life of a most enchanting family, framed by la ville de l’amour.
P.S. this is a book that releases this week so grab it hot of the presses!!