Overall, I love reading funny, romantic and light stories that you know end well for the main character. I have always loved reading Kat French and thus it was very easy for me to pick up One Summer In Paris by Sarah Morgan.
Blurb One Summer in Paris
To celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Grace has planned the surprise of a lifetime for her husband—a romantic getaway to Paris. But she never expected he’d have a surprise of his own: he wants a divorce. Reeling from the shock but refusing to be broken, a devastated Grace makes the bold decision to go to Paris alone.
Audrey, a young woman from London, has left behind a 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, suddenly a summer spent wandering the cobbled streets alone seems much more likely…until she meets Grace, and everything changes.
Grace can’t believe how daring Audrey is. Audrey can’t believe how cautious newly single Grace is. Living in neighboring apartments above the bookshop, this unlikely pair offer each other just what they’ve both been missing. They came to Paris to find themselves, but finding this unbreakable friendship might be the best thing that’s ever happened to them…
Review One Summer in Paris
One Summer in Paris is a book about friendship, What If’s, all kinds of love and the hustle and bustle of Paris. We follow Grace – a controlling neat-freak whose husband breaks up with her on their 25th wedding anniversary, and Audrey, a girl from London whose mom might as well love the bottle more than her own daughter.
Both ladies have their own problems, dreams and woes but end up meeting through sheer luck in the French capital. As Grace and Audrey discover they have more in common than they might think, Grace helps Audrey to get more confidence in her own intellect, in love and in her family while Audrey helps Grace to turn her life around and give her another outlook on love and life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this classic summer read. Not only was the book funny, it was also incredibly heart-warming. I might have missed a bit of that Paris Atmosphere a lot of books like this succeed in getting across, but all in all I did like the storyline.
I do not agree 100% with the way Grace’s storyline ends and it was all a bit too predictable at times, but that might as well be a hallmark trait of these kinds of books. All in all it was a very nice summer book that had me laughing out loud a couple of times which ultimately means the book did what it was written for: take my mind off work and stress for a few hours, pumping butterflies into my tummy and making me laugh.
Although I do think I prefer Kat French, I did enjoy One Summer in Paris and I would recommend reading it!