Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blog Tour: The Paris Connection by Cerella Sechrist

Today it is my great pleasure to introduce you to a lovely new contemporary romance set in The City of Light. 

 Sparks are flying in the city of light…
Emma Brooks, single mom and managing director at the leading recruiting firm in Paris, was against their merger with an American company from the start. Not only was her firm losing its autonomy, she was losing her well-deserved promotion to Cole Dorset – a handsome, arrogant interloper from New York!
How did Cole’s ex-girlfriend’s dream of moving to Paris become his nightmare? Now he’s got to find his way in a new country, and the woman showing him the ropes wants to string him up by one. But as he gets to know Emma and her daughter, he realizes Paris may have more to offer than he thought…
Releases March 1, 2014 from Harlequin Heartwarming

E-book available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:
Cerella Sechrist lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. She has won various competitions and a scholarship for her writing, which include devotionals, full-length plays, and novels. She divides her time between working in the office of her family's construction business and as a barista to support her reading habit and coffee addiction. Her novels exhibit her love for both the written word and food in fiction. You can find her online at her website where she pens Literary Fare, a food-themed blog for readers. You can also connect with Cerella on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Now for my book review:

The opening lines of The Paris Connection brought back vivid memories of the one time my husband and I risked our lives by driving our little British car on the streets of Paris. “Crazy” is a mild term to describe the experience! So I could easily identify with Emma’s late arrival at the airport to pick up her new boss, Cole Dorset. And the conflict between these two was clear from their first meeting.
The Paris Connection is a sweet genre romance novel that reminded me pleasantly of the clean Harlequin novels I devoured as a teen back in the 1970’s. The delightful setting, crisply-drawn characters, a clear threat to the heroine’s professional reputation, the honorable hero, a charming little girl—all these successfully draw the reader into the story and make for a quick and enjoyable romance read. The story kept me turning pages; I finished it in one day.

I have not read the first book in this series, yet I never felt lost or confused; this story easily stands on its own. If you enjoy romance novels and literary getaways to exotic places, be sure to pick up a copy of The Paris Connection!

Here is The Paris Connection tour passport stamp for today (You will need this for the travel giveaway):

And here are the two EXCITING giveaways offered by Cerella Sechrist, open to US and Canada only:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't these look amazing? I am so excited about this book tour! Be sure to pick up a copy of The Paris Connection for yourself, and tell your friends about these fantastic giveaways!

To join the rest of the book tour and learn more about The Paris Connection, visit these stops:

Blog Tour Schedule

Sunday, March 2nd
·         Introduction to the tour at Seasons of Humility
Monday, March 3rd
·         Interview & review at The Curried Nut
·         Review at Kathryn Cooper Writers
·         Review at Reviews by Molly
Tuesday, March 4th
·         Interview & spotlight at Vonnie’s Reading Corner
·         Review at Wandering the Pages
Wednesday, March 5th
·         Interview & review at The Overweight Bookshelf
·         Review at Books, Cats, and Whimsy
·         Review at Bluerose’s Heart
Thursday, March 6th
·         Interview & review at i blog 4 books
·         Review at Christian Novels
Friday, March 7th
·         Interview & review at Black ’n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
·         Special feature at Edgy Inspirational Romance
Saturday, March 8th
·         Conclusion of the tour at Seasons of Humility

*Blog Tour Home:

Happy Reading!



  1. So fun to have an author of an upcoming release set in France review The Paris Connection! Glad to have you on the blog tour team, Jill, and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the book. :) Gotta love a sweet story that transports you to a fun destination for a few hours!

    Thank you for your enthusiasm for the tour!


    1. Thank you for inviting me, Amber! This is a delightful book tour. :-)

  2. Thank you so much for this sweet review, Jill! I love how you made the story personal, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

    1. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon of reading, Cerella. I even looked up sites from your book on Google Earth. LOL It was a lot of fun, and I'm pleased to give a boost to another author.

      Your giveaways are quite wonderful. Whoever wins will be sooo lucky. ;-)

  3. I'm a wee bit *late* commenting, but still wanted to say THANK YOU, JILL for sharing this book with your blog readers! Cerella's book sounds delightful, and since the setting is Paris I definitely plan on getting it (my daughter studied in Paris one summer, so stories set there always appeal to this Mom!). :) Blessings, Patti Jo

    1. Happy to share, Patti Jo!
      I am particularly interested in books set in Paris right now--you can guess why! Now I really want to go there and see the places I've researched for my story. The last time I was there, I never dreamed I would be writing a novel set in Paris. :-)