One Way Ticket to Paris
When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you last had it’. The problem is that what I’ve lost is… me.Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at three a.m. as her husband snores, panicking about shopping lists, birthday parties, and the school bake sale… She finds herself in the kitchen, gulping water, staring at a postcard of the Eiffel Tower from Shannon, her best friend.Paris, with its red wine, slippery cobbles and curly lampposts. Where the scent of freshly-baked croissants hangs in the air, and Kate last remembers feeling like herself.The postcard is a year old. It has just one line on it: When are you coming?An inspiring, feel-good tale of friendship, love, and what happens when running away is the only way you can find your way home. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green and Marian Keyes.

One Way Ticket to Paris Details

TitleOne Way Ticket to Paris
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 31st, 2018
PublisherBookouture
Rating
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit

One Way Ticket to Paris Review

  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun heartwarming story, set against the backdrop of a beautiful Paris!...This is Emma Robinsons third book and I have had the pleasure of reading them all... what I love about her books is they are so relatable, books about real people with real lives and real problems.... she tells you like it is in an engaging and humorous way.... The good... the bad... and the ugly... of being a mother, of being a wife, of being a woman... her books reaffirm the fact that you are having normal feelings What a fun heartwarming story, set against the backdrop of a beautiful Paris!...This is Emma Robinsons third book and I have had the pleasure of reading them all... what I love about her books is they are so relatable, books about real people with real lives and real problems.... she tells you like it is in an engaging and humorous way.... The good... the bad... and the ugly... of being a mother, of being a wife, of being a woman... her books reaffirm the fact that you are having normal feelings and that you’re not alone!I think every mother of small children has had a moment where she just wants to escape! Kate lying awake in the middle of the night unable to sleep... her husband is snoring, her for-year-old is taking over half the bed, and all she can think is; how much is a train ticket to Paris? We’ve all been there, but Cate actually purchased that ticket and got on the train! On the train she met Laura who was on the way to a business meeting, Laura is wanting to move forward in her relationship, while her boyfriend of many years seems to be just fine with its current status...When Kate arrives in Paris she meets up with an old friend Shannon, Shannon seems to have embraced life, but does Shannon have some struggles of her own? Three women all in their 30s all in very different stages of their lives...I would have loved to be in Paris with these three ladies, enjoying a night of wine and conversation... all three of them are so likable, and they all have their own personal troubles, and you just want everything to work out for them.... I did find Cate the most relatable of the three, simply because that is the path I chose in life... I had three small children in my 30s, but now that they are all grown up what I wouldn’t do to spend the day with them when they were little... I guess we are all a little guilty of the grass is always greener... this book was Filled with a lot of fun, A lot of a motion, and a lot of heart!Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys a good book with great characters that will make you laugh and realized that you aren’t the only one!*** Big thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    Didn't love this or hate it. The author has a great writing style especially with the delivery of the little nuggets of important information being dropped at pertinent points, which to be honest is what in the main kept me reading the book, but I loved the fact I felt like I was actually in Paris with the characters with the vivid descriptions of the locale involved.The characters were however where I struggled. Because for three women all over the age of thirty, none of them behaved that way a Didn't love this or hate it. The author has a great writing style especially with the delivery of the little nuggets of important information being dropped at pertinent points, which to be honest is what in the main kept me reading the book, but I loved the fact I felt like I was actually in Paris with the characters with the vivid descriptions of the locale involved.The characters were however where I struggled. Because for three women all over the age of thirty, none of them behaved that way and I found myself liking each of them less and less as the book progressed.On the strength of this story, I am not 100% certain I would read anything else by this author...ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • Shelleen Toland
    January 1, 1970
    When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you last had it’. The problem is that what I’ve lost is… me.Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at three a.m. as her husband snores, panicking about shopping lists, birthday parties, and the school bake sale… She finds herself in the kitchen, gulping water, staring at a postcard of the Eiffel Tower from Shannon, her best friend.Paris, with its red wi When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you last had it’. The problem is that what I’ve lost is… me.Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at three a.m. as her husband snores, panicking about shopping lists, birthday parties, and the school bake sale… She finds herself in the kitchen, gulping water, staring at a postcard of the Eiffel Tower from Shannon, her best friend.Paris, with its red wine, slippery cobbles and curly lampposts. Where the scent of freshly-baked croissants hangs in the air, and Kate last remembers feeling like herself.My thoughts: We start out reading about Kate and then Shannon and finally Laura. Kate meets Laura on the plane to see Shannon. Laura work for the same company as Shannon. We don't find out until later on that they all know each other. They all have problems of their own they are tying to deal with and confiding with each other and getting drunk. Also doing some impulsive things.Kate does everything for her family and seems burnt out. She needs time to herself. Shannon is not a family person nor the marrying type. Her boyfriend has older daughters who he wants her to meet but she keeps putting it off. Laura has been with her boyfriend for 12 years and she wants marriage, kids and the white picket fence but whenever she talks to him about it he puts it off. I loved how these 3 women come together and how they fight and lean on each other to help each other and will things all come together for them at the end on what they should really do?I received this from NetGalley and Bookouture for review.
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  • Eva
    January 1, 1970
    I’m sure many of us are familiar with sleepless nights, when the brain just won’t shut down long enough for you to relax, when you maybe start to feel a little punchy and even the most stupid idea suddenly seems like the best one ever.It is during such a sleepless night that Kate realises she’s lost her way. Married to Luke and a stay-at-home mum to two children, she seems to have forgotten who she truly is. Her dad always told her that when you lost something, you needed to go back to the place I’m sure many of us are familiar with sleepless nights, when the brain just won’t shut down long enough for you to relax, when you maybe start to feel a little punchy and even the most stupid idea suddenly seems like the best one ever.It is during such a sleepless night that Kate realises she’s lost her way. Married to Luke and a stay-at-home mum to two children, she seems to have forgotten who she truly is. Her dad always told her that when you lost something, you needed to go back to the place where you last had it. So to find herself again, Kate books a one way ticket to Paris to see her best friend, Shannon.Shannon is having problems of her own though and Kate couldn’t have picked a worse weekend to show up unannounced. Because Shannon suddenly finds herself in a position she’s desperately been trying to avoid. On the Eurostar to Paris, Kate meets Laura and thus, the scene is set for a memorable weekend.These three women find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. Feelings need to be discussed, secrets need to come out in the open and decisions must be made. One Way Ticket to Paris is a wonderfully entertaining story about love, friendship and how sometimes in the midst of the chaos life throws at us, all you need is some time to just breathe and be yourself again.This isn’t exactly the type of genre I normally go for but I do enjoy Emma Robinson’s writing. Her characters always come across realistic and believable and I have no doubt some of the things Kate, Shannon and Laura deal with are entirely relatable to some readers. From men with commitment phobias, to dealing with pushy mums at your children’s schools yapping on about bake sales and the like, to not having a minute to yourself, which means a clean and quiet bathroom in a hotel suddenly feels like paradise on earth.With a few chuckles along the way, likeable characters to sympathise with and root for and a healthy dose of romance, this feel-good story is sure to warm your hearts.
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  • Maureen Moyes
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely adored this book. It tells the tale of three women. I found this book to be fantastically funny and  heart-breakingly sad at times. I would highly recommend this as a true feel-good rom-com.Kate, happily married with two lovely children but she has lost herself. Her life is full of running after her husband and children which leaves no time for herself.Shannon, happily single and childless whilst having a fling with her boss who is looking to make their relationship more permanent a I absolutely adored this book. It tells the tale of three women. I found this book to be fantastically funny and  heart-breakingly sad at times. I would highly recommend this as a true feel-good rom-com.Kate, happily married with two lovely children but she has lost herself. Her life is full of running after her husband and children which leaves no time for herself.Shannon, happily single and childless whilst having a fling with her boss who is looking to make their relationship more permanent and wants her to meet his grown up daughter – Shannon likes how her life is going and not sure she wants to become a family.Laura, living with her boyfriend who appears to be everything she wants and needs but is he really?  He doesn’t want to plan ahead and is happy with life as it is whilst Laura yearns to settle down and start a family. As Kate decides to visit her friend Shannon in Paris, she doesn't share her plans with her husband or indeed her friend until she is already on her way! Kate meets Laura who is on her way to Paris for a business meeting.Will a weekend in Paris give them all the answer they need to move forward.  What does the future hold for these three women?  Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Emma Robinson for the opportunity to read and review this novel prior to publication.
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  • Els
    January 1, 1970
    In this book the author takes us on a trip to Paris, the city of love. We meet Kate, Laura and Shannon. They have one thing in common : what to do about the future?Is it so bad to want to plan in advance? Is it so bad to want some time for yourself? Is it so bad to take a bit of time you spend to love life and spend it with the love of your life?Big questions answers have to be found for. Will all three women find what they need in order to be happy and fulfilled?One by one secrets are being rev In this book the author takes us on a trip to Paris, the city of love. We meet Kate, Laura and Shannon. They have one thing in common : what to do about the future?Is it so bad to want to plan in advance? Is it so bad to want some time for yourself? Is it so bad to take a bit of time you spend to love life and spend it with the love of your life?Big questions answers have to be found for. Will all three women find what they need in order to be happy and fulfilled?One by one secrets are being revealed and it seems like the past is catching up. It can be good or it can be bad ...The book is about love, love, love with a hint of mystery because who does not want to know what has been kept hidden?This story made me laugh, but made me emotional as well. It was an excellent read that I thoroughly enjoyed. 5 stars.Thank you, Emma Robinson, Bookouture and Netgalley.https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    What's lost is forever lost or is it?Kate feels lost, torn from her family, and sees an opportunity to travel to Paris with her bestie Shannon.After all the postcard did ask, When are you coming?This is a feel good story about losing yourself in the hustle yet finding your answers when you least expect them.The interaction between characters was especially poignant as each brings so much excitement and intrigue.Shannon, Laura, Kate - each with there own individual circumstances about growing the What's lost is forever lost or is it?Kate feels lost, torn from her family, and sees an opportunity to travel to Paris with her bestie Shannon.After all the postcard did ask, When are you coming?This is a feel good story about losing yourself in the hustle yet finding your answers when you least expect them.The interaction between characters was especially poignant as each brings so much excitement and intrigue.Shannon, Laura, Kate - each with there own individual circumstances about growing their sisterhood while balancing their home life and families.The question of when is the right time to settle down and have children also comes up as well as how to satisfy those internal needs as the heat of passion turns up.Could co workers truly just be friends?The shocker for me was with Shannon and Adam as that twister wasn't on my radar. A truly all around good read .Thank you to Emma, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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  • Nicki
    January 1, 1970
    This was a lovely read about three women, Kate, Shannon and Laura, all finding themselves lost in their lives, but for different reasons.Kate who feels lost in her life at being a stay at home Mum. Shannon, Kate’s friend, is an American living and working in Paris with secrets she hasn’t shared with her gorgeous French boyfriend, who also happens to be her boss. Laura a sales woman who wants more from her long term boyfriend and hopes the work related weekend in Paris will give her time to make This was a lovely read about three women, Kate, Shannon and Laura, all finding themselves lost in their lives, but for different reasons.Kate who feels lost in her life at being a stay at home Mum. Shannon, Kate’s friend, is an American living and working in Paris with secrets she hasn’t shared with her gorgeous French boyfriend, who also happens to be her boss. Laura a sales woman who wants more from her long term boyfriend and hopes the work related weekend in Paris will give her time to make important decisions.Even though my boy is now a teenager and just started working, I could really identify with Kate. I remember those times of feeling lost and alone and wanting to escape anywhere in the world. It’s a good job I couldn’t get on the Eurostar to Paris because I might have gone!Once again Emma Robinson has written a wonderful story with characters and a plot so compelling that I couldn’t stop reading. I so enjoyed spending time with Kate, Shannon and Laura in Paris getting to know these lovely ladies and watching the personal journeys unfold.I definitely recommend this if you enjoy contemporary women’s fiction and Toblerone chocolate!Thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for my digital copy via NetGalley
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  • Gaele
    January 1, 1970
    Kate has ‘everything’ and yet still feels as if she’s failing. A loving husband (if a bit clueless) two kids, the ability to be a stay-at-home Mum and lists of things to accomplish scattered everywhere. And yet, the requests for ‘one more’ thing keep coming. Still dealing with the unexpected death of her father, and feeling as if everyone is watching and judging her mothering and coping abilities, she is on the edge and only needs to find one thing to make everything fall into place. Herself. Bo Kate has ‘everything’ and yet still feels as if she’s failing. A loving husband (if a bit clueless) two kids, the ability to be a stay-at-home Mum and lists of things to accomplish scattered everywhere. And yet, the requests for ‘one more’ thing keep coming. Still dealing with the unexpected death of her father, and feeling as if everyone is watching and judging her mothering and coping abilities, she is on the edge and only needs to find one thing to make everything fall into place. Herself. Booking a low-cost ticket on the Eurostar, she’s packed her bag, dropped the kids at school, arranged for her friend to pick them up and texted her friend Shannon, an exPat American living in Paris to announce her impending arrival. Shannon is preparing the company’s sales get-together for her boss and lover Robert, and struggling with making sure the salespeople are content despite Robert’s mercurial reputation. She’s been fobbing off his demands that she meet his daughters, he wants more while she’s convinced herself that marriage and family are too many steps too far. Feeling ill, she’s juggling her frustrations with Robert who wants to discuss their relationship NOW, and checking to be certain the sales meeting and activities are all set and ready, she’s happy to hear from Kate, but knows that juggling her friend catch-up time and her job will be a stretch. Especially with her new revelations. But, needs must, and she heads to the station to gather Kate and get her settled with a hotel room. Meanwhile, Kate has met Laura on the train. Laura, heading to the sales meeting, struggling with her job performance and the fight she had with her long-term (12 years) boyfriend James and his unwillingness to make a plan or commitment for their future. A flirtation with another salesman, Paolo, has her nervous and concerned what it all means, just another layer of confusion added to her plate, and the conversation with Kate about children and commitment haven’t made it easier. Three women at three different places in their lives, where nothing is quite living up to expectations. Sure Kate wanted the kids, but the neverending commitments, expectations and challenges, and the nagging feeling that she doesn’t recognize herself when she looks in the mirror. Her inability to say no, and her husband’s lack of seeing what is “important’ about all of the commitments, she’s angry at his not understanding and feeling as if she’s failed as a Mum. Shannon is studiously avoiding Robert, not wishing to get into yet another conversation where the distance between them is pointed: he wants commitment and more, she’s feeling trapped and unworthy of that commitment. And, they work together which makes everything more complex. When you add in the reappearance of a long-buried secret, and her all too blunt reaction to Kate’s inability to say ‘no’, she’s pushed to make decisions that she never envisioned. And poor Laura, with a gaslighting boyfriend unwilling to make a plan, and Paolo’s clear vision of her worth and issues, and despite another salesperson’s attempts to destroy his reputation, she’s got to face her fears: go for what it is she truly wants, or allow James to (again) fob her off with vague maybes and ‘possible’. Robinson gives us the ability to understand and empathize (or remember when we were there) each of the issues, the confusions, contrasts between actual wants and what is expected, and the little justifications and moments of ‘settling’ that we all do, while waiting for everything to come clear (hopefully). From frustration to laughter to tears, the healing power of friendship and the help found with a willing ear, the power of honest searching and a change of pace and place can bring. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: al conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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  • Emma Star Crossed Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I have read two of Emma's books before and I really enjoy her style.This book follows 3 women. Each chapter is told from a different POV. If you have read my reviews before you will kno This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I have read two of Emma's books before and I really enjoy her style.This book follows 3 women. Each chapter is told from a different POV. If you have read my reviews before you will know this is something I LOVE! I really enjoy seeing things from different perspectives and getting into each characters head. First, we meet Kate. Kate is a stay at home mum of 2. Kate has had a pretty rough year and she is feeling a bit overwhelmed and a bit lost. I really liked Kate. She wants to please everyone and in doing so she has not thought about herself in a long time. Kate's friend Shannon is our second character. Shannon lives in Paris and from Kate's perspective is still having the fun life she had before she was a mum. What Kate doesn't realise is Shannon has some secrets of her own. Shannon was an interesting character. I would have never guessed her secrets. I was quite shocked when it was revealed. It did however completely explain why she is the way she is. Shannon did make me laugh quite a lot too. Our third character is Laura. Laura works in the same company as Shannon and is in Paris for a meeting. Laura has been with James for 12 years but she feels like life has stopped moving for her. Everyone else is getting married, having babies and she is living in a pokey flat with a job she hates. Laura was my favourite character. There was something about her that I instantly liked. Emma has a way of making you fall in love with these characters and their crazy, impulsive actions. this book had a lot of laughs but there were also a few heartbreaking moments. This story was about finding yourself, putting what you want first and not always trying to please everyone else. I think that sometimes we all need to take a little time to do the things that make us happy.
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  • Jo Shaw
    January 1, 1970
    What a charming read! The story follows the lives of three women, Kate, Shannon and Laura, as their lives intersect during a weekend in Paris. They all have connections either through work, friendship or a chance meeting, and they all have parallels from their earlier lives as teenagers. Each chapter follows each of the three women. In spite of the dramas, and upsets, it is such a feel good story, with each of the women completely relatable. I would absolutely recommend this, I found it so hard What a charming read! The story follows the lives of three women, Kate, Shannon and Laura, as their lives intersect during a weekend in Paris. They all have connections either through work, friendship or a chance meeting, and they all have parallels from their earlier lives as teenagers. Each chapter follows each of the three women. In spite of the dramas, and upsets, it is such a feel good story, with each of the women completely relatable. I would absolutely recommend this, I found it so hard to put down.I was drawn to this book, as I always am when a book is set in Paris, but I am so glad I got the opportunity to read it, thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Dawn Mottlow
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book!! One Way Ticket to Paris is about 3 women in all different stages of their personal life. Kate is married with 2 kids and runs away to Paris to be with her friend and find herself. Shannon is Kate’s friend who is single but in a relationship and Laura has been in a long term relationship with a commitment phobic boyfriend. The story takes place in Paris and each chapter is devoted to one of these three women. It is so much fun and I think that everyone can relate to I absolutely loved this book!! One Way Ticket to Paris is about 3 women in all different stages of their personal life. Kate is married with 2 kids and runs away to Paris to be with her friend and find herself. Shannon is Kate’s friend who is single but in a relationship and Laura has been in a long term relationship with a commitment phobic boyfriend. The story takes place in Paris and each chapter is devoted to one of these three women. It is so much fun and I think that everyone can relate to one of the characters. It even has a little twist at the end that I didn’t see coming!! Do yourself a favor and get lost in this book!! Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC of this title.
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  • Emma L
    January 1, 1970
    I simply adored this book, the first few pages of the book you get a glimpse into Kate's life at home with her family, little boy trying to do a big boy wee making a mess, daughter sleeping in their bed like a starfish and husband asking for help to locate his keys. THIS. IS. MY. LIFE! The author has very cleverly captured each character emotions in where they are in life and I totally related to this, I too am Kate and I am too Shannon who has let friendships slide however like really good frie I simply adored this book, the first few pages of the book you get a glimpse into Kate's life at home with her family, little boy trying to do a big boy wee making a mess, daughter sleeping in their bed like a starfish and husband asking for help to locate his keys. THIS. IS. MY. LIFE! The author has very cleverly captured each character emotions in where they are in life and I totally related to this, I too am Kate and I am too Shannon who has let friendships slide however like really good friends that they are, time & distance doesn't matter.This is just a wonderful feel good book and I thank the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for a honest review.
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  • Carol Perreault
    January 1, 1970
    Entertaining
  • MetLineReader
    January 1, 1970
    A warm tale of three women who are all feeling a little lost for different reasons. Kate, the downtrodden mum; Shannon who is in a relationship with her boss but is running away from something and Laura with a noncommittal long term boyfriend.At times it felt a little silly and each of the women were rather self-absorbed and not really dealing with their issues - but at others it was lovely to see the impact of friendships and being courageous!I enjoy this author’s writing and look forward to re A warm tale of three women who are all feeling a little lost for different reasons. Kate, the downtrodden mum; Shannon who is in a relationship with her boss but is running away from something and Laura with a noncommittal long term boyfriend.At times it felt a little silly and each of the women were rather self-absorbed and not really dealing with their issues - but at others it was lovely to see the impact of friendships and being courageous!I enjoy this author’s writing and look forward to reading more. 3.5* as I couldn’t really gel with any of the characters until towards the end - despite being a harassed parent myself!!
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  • Ellen
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the story of Kate, a mom of two who decides to leave her husband and 2 kids to go to Paris for a break. Kate feels lost, after the death of her father and the pressures of young children and the other “perfect” moms. Her friend Shannon is in Paris, facing her own relationship issues. Kate meets Laura on the train to Paris, confiding that she is wondering if she will ever get married and have kids. The three stories are entertaining, and the backdrop of Paris is a bonus.
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Kate, Laura, and Shannon are all at different stage in their romantic lives but have so much in common. Kate and Shannon are old friends; Kate flees home to visit Shannon in Paris and along the way meets Laura. These three learn a lot about themselves and each other during a delightful weekend. This is good old fashioned chick lit. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. A fun read.
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    I have enjoyed Emma Robinson's first two books, and this one was even better.It's witty, funny at times, but with an extra depth.A lovely read if you're looking for a book to read under the duvet while the rain is beating down your window.
  • Sandy Barker
    January 1, 1970
    I just loved this slice of life dramedy - lots of intelligent humour as it explores some commonly felt, but often unvoiced thoughts and feelings about relationships and family. The author evokes Paris beautifully, but without being too heavy-handed. I'm looking forward to reading more from her.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    review to follow for the blog tour.
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