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A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France [Kindle Edition]

Maribeth Clemente
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France, part memoir, part love story, is a romantic ode to the most visited country in the world.

Told by a proudly-feminine and sophisticated travel writer, an expert in all things French, searching for harmony and true love with her super-cyclist boyfriend. A Tour of the Heart will keep you bien captivé through its many twists and turns.

A Tour of the Heart highlights the life of a travel writer, France, cycling, food and wine, the Tour de France and the joys and travails of traveling à deux. The freedom, the challenges, the ups and downs, the discoveries around every bend, pedaling the bucolic roads of France is an adventure—and so is their love…

“Maribeth is a first-rate tour guide.”

Associated Press


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About the Author

MARIBETH CLEMENTE 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. She lived eleven years in France and then moved to Colorado where she has lived for over a decade. Maribeth hosts a travel radio show, blogs on her website, www.bonjourcolorado.com, and writes for various travel publications and websites. For more related to A Tour of the Heart, including a travel guide to the regions she covers in this book, visit www.atouroftheheart.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 610 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479134368
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009W87P9A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #762,381 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tour of the Heart May 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Maribeth Clemente's Tour of the Heart beautifully captures a woman's journey through the vicissitudes and turning points in a relationship against the backdrop of a luscious cycling trip through France with her partner. She also provides interesting historical facts, tid bits about French culture and descriptions of mouth watering meals and delicacies in villages that make the reader want to experience these special places. All this while candidly describing intimate thoughts about partner and the most painful period of her life that she comes to terms with. Clemente also weaves in a chance encounter with team members of the Tour de France. Her book will serve as inspiration for those to follow their dreams. That it also the perfect resource when planning a trip to France is an added bonus.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story! December 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book. I can honestly say, I never had any interest in visiting France until I read this book. It was very detailed to me, and I could picture everything Maribeth was describing in my head. Now I really want to go to France! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to everyone. Enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story!! November 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A wonderful read, a captivating story that keeps you interested all the way through. Something for everyone: French culture, historic sites, the Tour de France, and of course, romance!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It brought back memories May 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I spent two months riding around Provenance and A Tour of the Heart brought back vivid memories of those lazy days riding from town to town along sticky roads from the grape harvest. As in the book, I too found a road that ended and I had to go across country through a vineyard. Maribeth does a good job capturing the spirit of France and cycling. I found I was rushing from chapter to chapter to see if had experienced any of "her" towns. To experience the real TOUR is still high on my bucket list.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story! April 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure what to expect before reading this. I LOVED it, a sweet story of life, travel, people, culture. It amazes me how I could vividly picture the streets and scenes of France. A story that make you realize how over the years we morph ourselves and what we find important in life.
I've always dreamed of going to Paris, sipping coffee in an outdoor cafe. Now lets add riding an awesome bike with a large basket, stopping at an outdoor market grabbing a big bunch of flowers and off I go..
Thank you for writing this beautiful story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful travel book but so much more March 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Can't wait to return to France armed with this book! It provides a lovely peek into France, outside of Paris (but Paris is also nicely represented here). I've made frequent trips to France, and now I want to see it from this viewpoint, maybe not by bicycle, although parts of it does feel do-able as described here. The writer shares her story, not just travel tales, and the result is deeply personal and charming. Thank you for such a good read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By lisa
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is excellent reading and I would highly recommend it! Maribeth Clemente shares her life and experiences of: Cycling, France and its cafes, shops, inns, etc, and the Tour de France with us. Ms. Clemente's descriptive writing holds the readers interests throughout her book. As a dyslexic, I was able to enjoy reading this book with loosing interest. So that speaks volumes! It is my hope that Maribeth continues to write more stories about places she has lived in. She is a truly talented writer. Peace, Lisa Perfetti
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars review of A Tour of the Heart December 5, 2012
By lisa
Format:Paperback
This is a thoroughly enjoyable read about: cycling, France, romance, etc. Plus, it is such an easy read that will hold onto your interests, while delighting you. Maribeth Clemente is an excellent writer. Her descriptive details of: France, Bicycling, The Tour de France, Hotels, Shops, etc. as well as the surroundings makes you feel as though you are there with her. I highly recommend this book! Happy Reading, Lisa Perfetti
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Well written, extremely informative both on the various parts of France visited and of professional cycling. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jennifer H-W
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me want to take up cycle touring
But if I do I'll be sure to not bring a boyfriend who has a major cycling addiction. I found the boyfriend issues to be quite amusing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alison James
5.0 out of 5 stars Wife Loves It
This was a gift for my wife. And all the title has to have in it is Paris, France/French,Julia Child or wine for her to love it. This book is no exception. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dennis C. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful easy read book...
In my opinion, A Tour of the Heart is an easy read, and lots of information about the "peaks" and "valleys" of France. Read more
Published 11 months ago by maryann benedetti
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tour of the Heart
This book combines three of my passions: Travel, biking, and food and wine. Okay that's four but at any rate it's a fun book to read. Ms. Read more
Published 11 months ago by kbarber
5.0 out of 5 stars Can I go to France now?
While I won't ever be doing the Tour de France, I hope to follow much of this tour - and maybe do some light cycling. I love anything that helps me know more about France. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Wendy Webb
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down
Maribeth writes an excellent story about bicycling through France which has vivid descriptions of the places she visited. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mont Stern
5.0 out of 5 stars Like having a tour guide through France!!
This was a fun book to read, particularly the descriptions of the French villages, the quaint hotels, restaurants and delicious sounding food! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sissy
5.0 out of 5 stars It's as if you were there!!
Fantastic read!! I don't think I have ever read any kind of book other than a "murder mystery" type of book, but I read "Tour of the Heart" on a recommendation. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Polly A. Doran
5.0 out of 5 stars So enjoyable!
I so enjoyed this book! The author has a lovely way of telling her story. I thought the "tour" of the heart was as compelling at the "tour" of France by bike! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kimzd
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More About the Author

MARIBETH CLEMENTE is the author of The Chic Shopper's Guide to Paris, The Riches of Paris: A Shopping and Touring Guide, The Riches of France: A Shopping and Touring Guide to the French Provinces and now A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France. She lived eleven years in France and then moved to Colorado where she has lived for over a decade. Maribeth hosts Travel Fun, a talk radio show on KOTO, blogs on her website, www.bonjourcolorado.com, and writes for various travel publications and websites. For more related to her new book, A Tour of the Heart, including a travel guide to the regions she covers in this book, visit www.atouroftheheart.com.

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