French Impressions: Maribeth Clemente’s “Tour of the Heart” – on embracing French culture (part two)
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(Part one) Maribeth Clemente lived in France for eleven years before moving to Colorado, where she has lived for almost twelve. Maribeth hosts Travel Fun, a talk radio show on KOTO, a Public Radio Station in Telluride, as well as writing for various travel publications and websites. She is the author of The Chic Shopper’s Guide to Paris, The Riches of Paris: A Shopping and Touring Guide, and The Riches of France: A Shopping and Touring Guide to the French Provinces.
In her most recent book A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France, Maribeth pens a love story and cycling adventure set in France.
Visit http://bit.ly/PIVoc3 to read A Tour of the Heart excerpts. Books are available at bookstores nationwide and also online at Amazon at http://amzn.to/UwYU9r. The eBook version is currently sold on kindle at http://amzn.to/PtkC1J and at http://amzn.to/19dy9Tv in the UK. Like A Tour of the Heart on Facebook to find out about news, travel tidbits and to see beautiful images of France.
“A Tour of the Heart is set in two parts, the first part is their journey through France; the second is about their return to cover the 2001 Tour de France. Set at the height of Lance Armstrong’s fame (things have a different edge to them now), Clemente certainly portrays the hype and excitement of the time. …This is probably not the book for you if you are looking for a book on cycling in France, as, like her companion Pete, you may find there is not enough actual cycling in it. However Clemente is a travel writer who has a real love of France, so it is no surprise that her descriptions of France, the places they visited and the food they tasted stayed with me long after I finished reading this book.” — Jacqueline Brown, Freewheeling France
“Maribeth is a first-rate tour guide.” — Associated Press Continue reading »