Vivienne in Paris by Maria Castellucci Moore Book Tour, Guest Post & More! {Ends 2/9/24)

Jan 31, 2024 | 1 comment

This book tells a story of mindfulness and insight into how the surrounding world can really move you. It unites curiosity, wonder, and marvel to enlighten, surprise, and tickle your deepest spirit. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bring you the greatest joy.

Book Details:

Vivienne in Paris by Maria Castellucci Moore
Category: Children’s Fiction (ages 5 to 9), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Book
Publisher: Mascot Kids
Release date: May 2, 2023
Tour dates: Jan 8 to Feb 2
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Vivienne in Paris follows a young Parisian girl on a journey through Paris to find what makes her tick. Join Vivienne as she discovers the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the city that make her feel alive. What better place to explore, observe, and delight in her senses than Paris?

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.Review By LAWonder10:

In this children’s book, for a Sunday sctivity, Vvienne’s “papy” challenged her to ride her bike through the city -that was her normal routine, but this time, really observe things and people around her.

This is a beautifully illustrated oversized book inspiring an awareness in children of things often taken for granted and not appreciated. It is so easy to feel the author’s energy and optimism as she describes each scene. The illustrator, Emanuela Manello, did a fabulous job in creating such soft, colorful and clear images in her impressive artwork. I truly felt the joy and conviction expressed through her words.

The oversized book is made of secure binding and quality paper. It would make an actractive gift.

The only criticism I offer is, that it would be further educational if there was a glossary with the the highlighted French words and phrases.

I offer a strong Four and a Half Stars rating.

This book was gifted to me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:

Where do I draw inspiration from? Where is it most present?

Inspiration: noun: an inspiring or animating action or influence.

The key word here is action. How can we take action in our writing to bring about this
inspirational idea or influence to our readers.

First, I start with all the things I love. In the case of Vivienne in Paris, I could not have brought more things in unison that I adore: Europe, traveling, culture, foreign languages, gorgeous illustrations, and the color palette to match! Living in an emotional landscape of adventure amidst the backdrop of the magical city of Paris.

Despite the whimsicality of the pictures, their colors, and the sweet girl named Vivienne, what more did this story mean to me? Her actions; her thoughtful awareness and pause for the mundane, which turned out to truly move her and create lasting change within. THAT was the action that led to inspiration which ultimately leads to inner peace, joy, you name it!

Authors try to get into the zone; the headspace that holds all the writing superpower…the state of mind where creative flow seems to gush. An outpouring of creativity that beams great light, great substance; this is the most inspirational place for an author to be in. This zone doesn’t come easily to most. It happens usually after you have had an awesome night’s sleep, an emotionally clear and peaceful time, some” good ol’ girl” time, or just some healthy space away from it all. I find my most zone-like times are when there are no children around, it has not been an emotionally charged week, and my head space has felt balanced.

Where do you draw inspiration from? I too, am moved by the thought leaders in my life who push me to think outside the box and create lasting change.

I hope I have given you, my readers, some inspiration in this new year to go forth and connect to the world around you in ways you have yet to experience.

Meet the Author:

Entrepreneur, first-generation American, writer, and mother to four children, María strives to bring passion and enthusiasm to all her endeavors. A lover of all things European, María has found great passion through her travels to Paris, Italy, Spain, and South America. Her affection for winemaking, foreign languages, the arts, ballroom dancing, and traveling has given María a unique and grateful perspective on life. Her love for her family and helping others through charitable giving has enabled María to thoughtfully curate purposeful life adventures.

María Castellucci Moore earned her bachelor of arts degree in finance from Dominican University on a tennis scholarship, and later pursued studying at New York University and the London School of Economics with a focus on global affairs. In 2016, with her siblings, María founded Castellucci Napa Family, a luxury wine and real estate brand. María runs her wine label and a family real estate development company in the greater Bay Area. She is a board member of the San Francisco Opera Guild and is enthusiastic about building opportunity and community through the arts.

Connect with author: website facebook instagram ~ goodreads

The Tour Schedule :

Jan 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 8 – China Sorrows – book review
Jan 9 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 9 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 9 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 10 – pick a good book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 11 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 15 – @enjoyingbooksagain – book review
Jan 16 – Books with a Chance – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 17 – FUONLYKNEW – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 17 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 – Country Mamas With Kids – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 19 –  Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Jan 22– Sandra’s Book Club – book review
Jan 22 – From the TBR Pile – book review  giveaway
Jan 24 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Jan 24 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Older & Smarter? – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 –Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 30 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review
Jan 31 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 1 –Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 –@regallywritten – book review / giveaway

 

Giveaway Details:

Win signed copy of Vivienne in Paris by Maria Castellucci Moore (one winner) (USA only) (ends Feb 9)

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1 Comment
  1. Rita Wray

    Thank you for the review.

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