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Wednesday 11 September 2019

☀☄ Fragments of French: An Unexpected Journey of the Heart - Wanda St. Hilaire

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Fragments of French: An Unexpected Journey of the Heart, a Travel Memoir by (, Destinations Extraordinaire, 258 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Fragments of French: An Unexpected Journey of the Heart
is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Wanda St. Hilaire will be awarding a ribboned beret & Paris coin bag with an E-book of Fragments of French to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

|| Synopsis || Trailer || Teaser: KCR Preview || Companion Books || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


After a harsh brush with her mortality, shadowed by a premature divorce, Wanda St. Hilaire pledges to be true to her primary passion—living ardently through travel. On the fateful day her life intersects with Jean-François, a charming Frenchman, on a bustling street in Lisbon, every fiber of her being feels as though she has finally entered the doorway to a magical world that she knew existed since she was a young girl.

St. Hilaire turns a complicated romantic ballet full of missteps into a collage of people, places, and cultures. Fragments of French is an exquisitely detailed travelogue of Portugal, Canada, France, and Mexico, filled with minor characters who delight with their humanity. However, what really makes this tale a standout is a gift for pacing and description to rival Tom Wolfe.

The hero’s journey is not only for the characters of our favourite stories or mythical legends. At some point, each of us receives the call to adventure. Fate summons the hero; we can refuse the call, or step into something that will turn our lives upside down, and potentially change everything we know to be true.

From feeling “completely disarmed, no fortress standing”, to embracing her untethered strength, the author turns this account of living life out loud into lessons for us all.Be the first to get your oh là là read of the year!

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Companion Books

Of Love, Life, and Journeys: Companion Poetry to Fragments of French

Inspired during a sabbatical on the beaches of Mexico, this collection of poems and verse was first published in 2004 and became a Canadian bestseller for poetry.

This second edition was created as a companion book to Fragments of French, an exquisitely detailed travelogue—and the love story behind these poems.

[Published 14 August 2019, 58 pages]

About the Author

Her prime passion is the thrill of travel—of experiencing other cultures, traditions, lifestyles, and languages—thus expanding her perspective.

Wanda St. Hilaire has a predilection and passion for all things Latin, and she believes life is too short not to do what you love, where you love. She spends time writing in Mexico for inspiration, and to escape the frozen landscapes of Alberta.

Through writing, St. Hilaire shares what she’s learned from the high peaks of adventure and love, to the dark valleys of illness and heartbreak. Her mission is to help people overcome the self, and tap into their wise inner guidance system. Her wish is to inspire others to live true to their unique and beautiful nature.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Fragments of French: An Unexpected Journey of the Heart's tour at:

September 9:
1: Beyond Romance
2: Full Moon Dreaming
3: It's Raining Books
4: Wendi Zwaduk - Romance to Make Your Heart Race
5: Romance Novel Giveaways
6: Tina Donahue Books - Heat with Heart

September 10:
1: Uplifting Reads
2: Wake Up Your Wild Side
3: Independent Authors
4: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
5: Welcome to My World of Dreams

September 11:
1: BooksChatter
2: Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters
3: Christine Young
4: Linda Nightingale, Author ... Musings
5: Long and Short Reviews
6: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love

September 12:
1: Readeropolis
2: Straight From the Library
3: The Reading Addict
4: Iron Canuck Reviews and More
5. Author Deborah A Bailey
6: Reneewildes1 Weblog
7: Sharing Links and Wisdom

September 13:
1: Sea's Nod
2: Musings From An Addicted Reader
3: Author C.A.Milson
4: Fabulous and Brunette
5: Our Families Adventure
6: Our Town Book Reviews
7: Coffee, Dogs & Books
8: Mama Panda Bear
9: The Avid Reader
10: Travel the Ages


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Wanda St. Hilaire said...

Thanks for hosting BooksChatter! Cool site layout.

I’d love for you to come along with me on a winding and unexpected journey that will make you think about your moxie, and maybe give you an ‘ah ha’ about your mojo for new adventures and precarious quests.

I've done something a little different. I've created a playlist of the soundtrack to the era of the book's tale: You Tube Playlist for Fragments of French