Your $40 ticket includes a copy of Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball, a Parisian lunch and meet-and-greet with the author and signing.
Simone lives a double life. As a covert agent, she walks in the footprints of her spy mother, darting between the shadows. If she’s not sleuthing, she’s icing eclairs and dusting pastries in her father’s patisserie.
When a notorious thief returns to Paris,the patisserie is threatened, and Simone questions everything. She and her father must participate in the exclusive Chocolatiers’ Ball to redeem themselves and catch the thief. Simone’s concealed life is crumbling, the shop hangs in the balance . . . and now she needs a ball gown!
Life in a French patisserie may not be as sweet as she thought.
S.P. O’Farrell wrote Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers’ Ball over the course of two and a half years after a particularly inspired bowl of bouillabaisse on a family vacation. The majority was written after all were tucked-in, the lights were low, and the mind was free to wander. Mr. O’Farrell lives in the northeastern United States with his wife Emily, sons Patrick and Michael, and their ever-dozing Labrador, Scout.