Friday, July 26, 2013

Romance Eternelle Book Tour with Lawrence D. Miquelon

About the Author

Lawrence Miquelon is actually first and foremost a registered nurse. He has a wife and grown children, and has been working in the Intensive Care Unit with children for about twenty years. He grew up in the presence of a number of ministries, and continues to participate in missions together with his family and friends. He was raised in Southern California and enjoys nature and long distance barefoot running. Having been raised his entire life in the church, he saw the shortcomings in his life and others that are all too common. Something personal, deeply spiritual and simple happened in himself and his family. He felt compelled to write a book that illustrates a level of intimate spirituality that seems almost too good to be true and is occurring to ordinary people today. He explains, "It's as though I have stumbled upon a hidden treasure of which only a small percentage of believers are aware. The book I've written is a portal into that treasure."

Q & A with Lawrence D. Miquelon

How did you become a writer?

I needed to write this book because so many good things were happening to me and my family, I had to do something.
If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?

Because I work in ICU as an RN with children, I have seen a lot of tragic and sad things.  One of those things is the prolongation of life by artificial means when the patient is essentially in a vegetative state.  The motives for doing this are fascinating.  But in the end it is sometimes interesting and deeply disturbing. It would be very interesting to write a book that explores the motives behind this practice.
Are you an avid or occasional reader? If so, what is your favorite genre of books?

I am an occasional reader.   I enjoy true life spiritual books, like visiting heaven and even old classics by saints and preachers.  I also enjoy survival stories  and books like Born to Run.

If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?

I already know my favorite author, John Crowder. So there aren't any alive that I can think of.  Francis of Assisi would be nice. People who know God well fascinate me.
If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be?

I am working on a screenplay at the moment.
Which marketing/promotions or publicity strategy has worked best in your favor?
Book giveaways on Goodreads has worked very well. Goodgirl book club has worked very well also.
Where can readers find you?

Readers can reach me at:

Facebook: Romance Eternelle

Twitter: Lawrence Miquelon @ romance_eternal

About the Book
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A young woman in France finds her heart broken and seeks solace from her sister.

Reluctantly seeking help from a monk, she has an unusual dining experience. He discloses a tale that feels like a veil being lifted from her eyes. Involving a prostitute and a priest, this story captivates and entices the young lady. The otherworldly descriptions of grace and the Holy Spirit prove to be her undoing, challenging what she thought she already knew. Her intimacy lost proves to be a doorway to that which often people can only dream.

Rarely is there a book that inspires one to the Divine that doesn't involve work and discipline of some sort. As an unusual Christian romance novel, this story opens the reader to a mode of following God that seems almost too good and too easy to be true. As this allegory unfolds, a mystical reality birthed in earliest Christianity is illuminated, drawing attention to the origin of true love, grace and the promised freedom we all desire. Monks and nuns, the Catholic church and even Protestants have at times attested to such ecstasy. Freedom and joy is often elusive though, as struggle, work and sin seem to be unnecessarily common amongst many of us. The world often sees only hypocrisy. The ache for real freedom and fulfillment has never been more apparent.




4 Stars=Great Page Turner


In Romance Eternelle by Lawrence D. Miquelon readers are introduced to Danielle, a young woman planning to get married. Danielle finds out that are fiancĂ©e cheated and she calls off the wedding. Danielle turns to her sister for comfort to mend her broken heart. Her sister makes a suggestion for her to speak with their uncle. Danielle goes to dinner with her uncle who happens to be a Monk. Danielle’s uncle tells her a story about a prostitute and a priest that changes everything that she believes to be true.
Michelle is roommates with Stephanie and both are prostitutes. Michelle wants better for herself and decides to change her life. The first step she takes is attending church. Michelle starts embracing her relationship with God and her life starts to change. The Priest where Michelle attends church shares a similar experience. The paths both take in their lives are very different. After hearing Michelle and Priest Rene’s stories, Danielle realizes that she wants the same for her life.
Romance Eternelle is about accepting God’s love and sharing it with others. This book took me by surprise. It has the biblical essence of the Book of Hosea. Michelle and Priest Rene go through many changes and obstacle as they embrace the love God showers on them. The faith in Him they express is remarkable. Readers will feel they are reading a love story but it is the love between God and his children. To have that kind of love is priceless. I applaud this author for sharing such a loving and inspirational story. I recommend Romance Eternelle to others.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.
Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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