Read My Book While Enjoying a Croissant! Giveaway & Link to the Longing For Paris Webinar! - Sarah Mae
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Read My Book While Enjoying a Croissant! Giveaway & Link to the Longing For Paris Webinar!


My pretty little newborn!

Happy launch week, day 3! πŸ™‚

Longing for Paris officially launched on Tuesday, and you can now get the book anywhere books are sold! WOOT! To celebrate, I’m having a party here at the blog where you’ll find giveaways every day this week!

Today we are giving away croissants! Let me tell you why…

(Just here to see the webinar? Scroll to the bottom!)

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After wrestling out some questions and uncovering some deep roots I had in regards to womanhood and dreams and pain and confusion, I learned how to delight.

Read the first chapter for free here.

I learned that not only does God delight in me, but He delights when I delight in Him and the beautiful, good gifts He puts all around us.

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Including Paris.

But since I can’t go to Paris, one of the ways I woke up to my life and found delight was to bring a little bit of Paris to me.

One of the ways I did this was by going on a hunt for the best croissant in Lititz, Pennsylvania! I brought my kids along on the search, and we had such a magical time trying different croissants.

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We took our time and savored, and with each bite, we found a whole new appreciation for the verse “Taste and see the the Lord is good.”

How kind that He gave us such delicious food to enjoy!

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I write about this adventure and others in Longing for Paris: One Woman’s Search for Joy, Beauty, and Adventure…Right Where She Is.

I also share the winner of the great croissant hunt! πŸ˜‰

Now, I can’t join you in your town to help you find the best croissant, but I can offer you a bit of a gift. Take a look…


This is a picture of a batch of William-Sonoma croissants, which I hear are RIDICULOUSLY delish.

From the site:

“Master pastry chef Jean-Yves Charon crafts our croissants in the traditional French style, using his buttery, award-winning puff pastry, cutting and shaping the pastries by hand. Shipped frozen, they are easy to prepareβ€”just let rise overnight and then bake. The croissants emerge from the oven with flaky, golden-brown exteriors, delicate interiors and an irresistible buttery aroma. There’s no simpler way to bring a taste of France to the breakfast table.”

I mean, are you drooling yet? YEA YOU ARE!

Well listen up because FIVE OF YOU ARE GOING TO GET A BOX OF THEM!

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That’s right. Today’s giveaway is a box of 15 of these croissants, and we’re giving away five boxes!


To enter, just fill out the form below!

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Open to U.S. only.

Longing for Paris Webinar!

Watch it above or click HERE!


Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Longing for Paris!

Get it on Amazon

Get it on Barnes & Noble (signed edition)

Love, SM

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  • Kristen

    Croissants are one of my very favorite things, and I think a croissant with butter would be delightful to indulge in while reading your book. πŸ™‚

  • Ruth Ellis

    I ordered this book online and I can’t wait to read it!! Thanks for the yummy giveaway.

  • Jamie

    Oh my word, those croissants look AMAZING!!!!

  • Ruth Ellis

    I would have to say, I would travel to Paris. πŸ™‚ or Italy. It’s a hard choice to just pick one.

  • sarahjax

    I would travel to Hawaii πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Bryan Taylor

    If I could go anywhere I would go to Italy…sigh #longingforitaly

  • Linda Baker

    I love to travel and must say France and Paris have always been on my dream list of places to see!

  • S Tierney

    I had my first croissant ever a few weeks ago. I’m hooked!

  • Amanda Keith

    I would love to go to Italy….see the history and taste it too!

  • Ashley Schulte

    Those look delicious! πŸ™‚ I could definitely see curling up, grabbing a cup of coffee and a delicious croissant and reading your book! And where would I travel? Anywhere and everywhere! I think top on my list right now is Germany or Prague πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie Gagne

    I’d love to visit a country bed and breakfast in Ireland!

  • Christa Threlfall

    I would love to go to the swiss alps!

  • Rebecca

    Oh to choose just one place! I think it would have to be Switzerland!

  • Bethany Brown

    My six year old son and I have dreams of touring Italy, but it is also a dream of mine to go to Paris! I’m not picky πŸ™‚

  • Nisa

    Europe or Hawaii again

  • Kara Garis


  • Mariah

    Yes, I did about drool when I saw the pic of those croissants! Yum! I’d love to go to Finland and visit my family that I haven’t met yet! πŸ™‚

  • Megan

    Paris!!! Of course!!

  • Jennifer Bingham

    New Zealand!

  • Maralee Seeley

    Italy πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Spead

    I have always wanted to go to Italy. But scuba diving somewhere beautiful would be a close 2nd. But here is a question for you: did anyone have chocolate croissants in Lititz? I miss those from… wait for it…. England!

  • Shannon


  • Ginger

    My place would be Ireland as well
    Or really anywhere with beautiful countryside!! Scotland, etc

  • Rahasia Kita

    I would go back to Indonesia.

  • Amanda Doyle

    On my bucket list is to first see each of the 50 states. And then maybe Italy

  • Sara S.

    Um… I don’t know if I can pick just one! Italy, France and well, pretty much all of Europe (East and West).

  • K

    I would love to go to Switzerland. Thank you for the fun giveaway!

  • Cindy Bowers

    I would travel to Scotland. Would love to see the land and old castles.

  • Katie Forte

    I would love to travel anywhere: Europe, the west coast or the northeast United States.

  • Samantha

    I would love to travel to Germany!

  • Lillian

    I would love to visit Vermont. Even though it is not out of the country, I have always wanted to see the beauty of Vermont especially in the fall.

  • Ashley

    I would love to see Hawaii!

  • Christina

    I would love to travel back to Holland, Switerland, and Paris! I would also love to travel to Ireland and Scotland to see where my ancestors came from.

  • Renee

    I would travel to England. I was born in England, but we left there when I was 9 months old, so obviously, I would not remember a thing about it:)

  • Krista

    Australia and Turks & Caicos are on my bucket list πŸ™‚

  • mjeaustin

    Honestly, there are so many places I’d love to see, but the top of my list right now are Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon because my Dad and I never made it there before he passed away.

  • Jennifer ‘Sparling’ Spena

    I would travel all over Europe and also the Caribbean!

  • Kaylee Vida

    I would travel to Israel, Paris, and Greece – just to get started!!!!

  • allsimpleblessings

    If I could travel anywhere right now….it would be Maine. I had always wanted to go there with my honey and our son… honey passed away July 13, now I would still love to go with our son!


    I would love to be able to travel to Croatia.

  • Diane

    I’m open to travel anywhere…..I really enjoy traveling!! If I had to choose right now, probably Ireland. It’s fun to dream πŸ™‚

  • Sheri P

    I would love to go to Paris and London.

  • Mandy P.

    I would love to travel back to Swaziland!

  • Erin @ My Mommy World

    I want to travel to England where I can visit the types of places that Jane Austin writes about in stories like Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park!

  • Amy Tilson

    My dream trip is a chocolate tour of Switzerland, Belgium, and northern Italy. Le sigh…. πŸ™‚

  • shelley lewis

    I would love to visit Scotland and England. To visit the Gardens.

  • Rachel Lundy

    I would travel to Hawaii.

    Congratulations on your book release!

  • april

    I would travel to Italy. I was there for just a couple of days once and would love to return to explore more!

  • Sarah

    I would love to go back to Paris, we had an enjoyable time there.

  • Olivia Adair

    Italy! I think. There are so many places I would love to go. And now my pregnant self is craving croissants!

  • Misty Krasawski

    Paris, of course. Because the Louvre. And croissants and coffee. And the tower. Not necessarily in that order! ❀️

  • Amy Boone

    I would LOVE to go to New Zealand!

  • Christy

    I would travel to London I think. Paris would be a close second though!

  • sarah

    You could name just about any place in the world and I’ll tell you I’d love to go there. I regret not visiting Turkey while I lived in Armenia so I’d love to make it back to that part of the world. We have friends in Australia we’d love to visit. And I’d love to share Europe with my husband.

  • Christina Nicolle

    Love the book and I want to go to pairs also. I have gone once already but not with my husband who is 3/4 French and his dad being full French. Second would be Scotland where I am from:)

  • Becky

    I’m really enjoying the book so far. It’s given me lots to think about. πŸ™‚ I would love to travel to Scotland.

  • Rachelle

    I would love to go to Paris someday!!

  • Wanda O

    I would go to the Caribbean…maybe St. Lucia or Puerto Rico! Or maybe I would go back and visit Croatia, beautiful!

  • Kristal Woods

    Oh…so many places I would love to travel. Alaska, Paris, Australia…or just to visit my friends in VA, TN, KY, and all over the country!

  • Leah

    I would love to travel Europe…especially France and Italy!!!

  • Gigi

    I’m still trying to get to Niagara Falls. I’ll think about someplace more exotic after I go there. πŸ™‚

  • mandy c

    My husband and I lived in Napa CA while he finished his culinary schooling in 2009/2010. It was lovely. We also really want to go to France! When we finish having babies and those babies are older we will go to France!

  • Debbie Wenger

    I live in PA and grew up in New England and haven’t been to very many places beyond that. And I’ve always wanted to go to the west coast not to see CA but to see Portland and Seattle. I just assume I’ll love it πŸ™‚

  • Ashley

    All 50 states.

  • Karen


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  • Janeen

    Ireland it is.

  • grace

    Anywhere in Europe … thank you for the chance to win this!

  • Kristi Dalnoky

    I would love to see Jerusalem. I would also love to be at the Tomato Pie Cafe tomorrow for breakfast. Too bad I live in Pittsburgh. Love your writings, Sarah Mae!

  • Rachel Anna

    I’d love to take a tour all over Europe!

  • Melissa Bieniek

    I would love to go to Wimbledon.

  • Mary Beth

    Right now I would love to go to Virginia to visit my new grandson Cooper, he’s 3 weeks old and I haven’t seen him yet!!!

  • michellelove

    I would go back to Italy with my husband (who is Italian). We went together 5 years ago before we had kids, and now are expecting child #4, due in October. That time holds such sweet memories for both of us.

  • Terrill Rosado

    My biggest desire is to visit the UK, especially Ireland. My best girl-friend of 30 years married a man from Ireland and my family loves her family.

  • Lindsay

    I would tour Europe! I can’t make up my mind where I’d want to go most, though I’d love to go to Oxford and visit Tolkien’s and Lewis’s old haunts.

  • amanda s

    Again this is SUCH a hard question for me…If i could go ANYWHERE and i had to pick just 1 place….New Zealand!!!!! OR Australia see i couldnt just pick one πŸ™‚

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