Thursday, 4 April 2019

One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

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 money, and 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.

Who doesn’t love a Sarah Morgan novel, full of romance and loveable characters? Her new release One Summer in Paris caught my eye on social media when the cover was revealed which in my opinion is her best cover yet and is definitely one that will stand out loud and proud in the bookshop.

As we come to expect from Sarah Morgans novels, we are introduced to not one but two main characters, Grace who is uber organised and has everything planned to the last minute finds her life turned upside down but is urged by her daughter to head of on her trip to Paris to make her own memories and to get her head straight. Audrey has reached the end of her education and having grown up in a destructive home with her alcoholic mother she is desperate to get away to Paris and to make a new start for herself.

Grace and Audrey meet in Paris and form and incredibly touching bond. Grace’s maternal instinct is just what Audrey needs and has had missing throughout her life and so it was wonderful for her to find that connection with Grace. Audrey is just the friend that Grace needs at this devastating time of her life.

The storyline follows the ladies as they tackle events and emotions from self-belief and romance. I was desperate to get home each day to return to this book because I was so drawn to these characters as well as being mesmerised by the charming Paris setting and the added bonus of a bookshop, although I did gasp when Audrey declared she didn’t love books!

I was surprised by Grace’s decision at the end of the book but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I hope we meet Grace and Audrey again because they really made an impact on me and I am not ready to let them go just yet.

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