One Summer in Paris #BookReview #NetGalley

Written by Sarah Morgan

 

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One charming bookshop, two unlikely friends, and a summer in Paris that will change their lives forever…

Grace can’t believe it when her husband of twenty-five years announces he doesn’t want to join her on their anniversary trip to Paris – instead, he wants a divorce. Reeling from the shock, Grace makes the bold decision to go on this holiday of a lifetime alone.

Audrey leaves behind heartache of her own when she arrives in Paris. A job in a bookshop is her ticket to freedom, but with no knowledge of the French language, her summer adventure seems doomed to fail. Until she meets Grace, and everything changes…

Living in neighbouring apartments above the bookshop, Grace and Audrey form an unlikely friendship.

They came to Paris to find themselves, but finding each other might be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.

 

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Superb Light, Happy Read!  Stars 5

 

There’s something very special about having a Sarah Morgan book on my list; I just know I’m going to love it and as I work towards it I’m filled with that certainty – and I’ve never been disappointed!

Grace is a planner; she has lists for everything, is very efficient and never forgets an occasion or a gift which needs to be organised. Very happily married to her soulmate, David, she arranges a very special gift for them both for their Silver Wedding Anniversary. What she couldn’t have planned was that during their romantic restaurant meal, David announces than he wants a divorce. Stunned and hurt beyond measure, Grace retreats into herself until, encouraged by their daughter, she decide to enjoy the month long trip to Paris on her own.

Audrey is a young English girl, ages with Grace’s daughter Sophie, but her life is a world away from the safe cocoon Grace has created for her family. With no one to cosset and care for her, Audrey has carefully planned her summer escape to Paris as she is desperate to spread her wings and move away from the heavy responsibilities the finds herself with at home. Separately, these two women aren’t making the most of their break from the usual routine, but after they get acquainted the world – or at least the city of Paris – is their oyster.

The growing friendship between Grace and Audrey is something to savour; they each contribute a lot, but what they receive is monumental in changing both their lives and their outlook on life. This is a truly beautifully written story, and one which will make every reader yearn to spend a summer in the most romantic city in the world. In addition to Grace and Audrey, we also follow their families’ along with the new – and old – friends who pop into their lives. An absolutely wonderful read, and one I have been completely immersed in, letting the descriptions wash over me in chilly Scotland! This isn’t the touristy side of Paris, but a more realistic portrayal of a fabulous city and it’s residents. I have loved everything about it and, as always, Sarah Morgan’s writing flows easily and keeps the reader’s interest from first to last. Such a sparkling read deserves no less than a full five, chubby stars and the highest recommendation I can give it. A superb light, happy read – with plenty of ups and downs – one which will put you in a super summery mood.

My thanks to publisher HQ for my copy via NetGalley. This is, of course, my honest, original and unbiased review.

 

Tags: romance
  • Format: ebook, paperback, audio
  • Size: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQ
  • Publication Date: 4 April 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
  •                                 Barnes & Noble
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 W. H. Smith
  •                                 Waterstones

 

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Meet the Author

 

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Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She lives near London with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors walking or riding her mountain bike.

Join Sarah’s mailing list at http://www.sarahmorgan.com for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahmorgan.com

 

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