Today it’s my turn on the BlogTour One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan. It’s women’s fiction with that Sarah Morgan flair. You always get a great read.
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women’s fiction and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She is a 3 time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America and has been nominated five times. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors.
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.
Grace loves everything in its place and organising every single detail for every person in her family and perhaps even in her close vicinity. She is really looking forward to celebrating 25 years of marriage with her loving husband, until he decides to spring a nasty surprise on her. The kind of surprise that you never forget or forgive for that matter.
Side-note: I couldn’t believe the absolute gall of David when it came to the trip to Paris. The brass balls on that middle-aged muppet in the middle of a midlife crisis. Are you kidding me?
Grace decides to take her life back and goes on a path of self-discovery. In Paris. By herself. Really spontaneous. Not exactly like the little girl inside her who needs to have structured order in her life. Letting loose isn’t as easy as it sounds.
She stumbles upon a young girl who is on her own trip to discover self. Being independent in Paris sounds really exciting, except for the small fact she lied about her ability to speak French, and yet she still manages to get a job in a bookshop in Paris. Then there is the slight matter of the learning disability, and hey the lack of French in France in a shop full of French books. Yeh, no problem whatsoever. Audrey believes in jumping without looking.
Once again Morgan proves why she is so popular and such a bookworm favourite when it comes her stories about relationships, love and romance. She combines the serious with the more amusing aspects of life.
Although I really enjoy her more whimsical and happy reads, I must say I am loving her ventures into women’s fiction. She knows exactly how to capture each emotional depth with an admirable accuracy, whether it be a high or a low. From the middle-aged woman who rediscovers herself to the young girl looking for her place in the big wide world.
It’s women’s fiction with that Sarah Morgan flair. You always get a great read.
Read my reviews of:The Christmas Sisters, How to Keep a Secret, Holiday in the Hamptons (From Manhattan with Love #5), New York Actually (From Manhattan with Love #4), Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love #3), Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love #2), Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love #1), Christmas Ever After. First Time in Forever. Maybe This Christmas. Suddenly Last Summer or The Notting Hill Diaries – all by Sarah Morgan.