Paris for One

Paris, the capital of France is known for it’s rich history, art, architecture and historic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. It’s mostly known as the city of love too. Some of you have already had a chance to visit this beautiful city and others, (such as myself) have Paris down on our travel bucket list to visit one day. In the mean time why don’t we live vicariously through an inspiring book filled with stories based all in Paris. Grab a cup of something to drink and let’s take a trip to Paris for One.

Paris for One

When Nell is stood up by her boyfriend at the train station she feels like her whole world has fallen apart. With hopes that he will join her later, she hops onto the Eurostar to Paris and so her adventure Begins. Alone in the city of love and lights, Nell finds herself at the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Exhibition. This is where she meets the charismatic, charming waiter and struggling writer Fabien.

What started out as a disappointing Paris getaway, turns into the best 48 hours of Nell and Fabien’s lives. Together they rediscover what it means to truly live and be happy. When all the adventure and excitement of the past 48 hours is over, what will happen with these two star crossed lovers? Will they go back to their own lives like nothing ever happened? Will Nell go back to her unappreciative boyfriend? The only way to find out is if you read this book yourself.

Taryn Victor

And Other Stories

After Paris for One the rest of the book is a collection of short stories, which all take Place in Paris. Each story does not start and end in one chapter, but rather continues in one or two chapters later in the book. This was cleverly done by Author Jojo Moyes, as this leaves you intrigued as to how that story will end. Jojo Moyes leaves you anxiously anticipating the ending and in some cases the ending is not what you would have expected it to be.

About the Author

Jojo Moyes is an English journalist, novelist and screenwriter. She is one of only a few authors to have twice won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and has been been translated into twenty-eight languages. Her number 1 best selling novel Me Before You which was later made into a huge film, staring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clark was released in summer 2016. Novels that followed include The One plus One, After You, and most recently Still Me.

Conclusion

I thoroughly enjoyed Paris for One and Other Stories. I am not a complete romantic at heart when it comes to novels, but this book definitely stole my heart. Jojo Moyes leaves the imagination running wild with her beautiful descriptions of Paris. You cannot help but feel you are in the city of love yourself, experiencing all the events that are happening while you read the book. You do not have to be a hopeless romantic to read this book, as its enjoyable light reading makes it hard to put the book down. So if you want to get lost in Paris just for a while, get yourself a copy of Paris for One and Other Stories. Who knows if you haven’t already, one day you might just be experiencing this beautiful place for yourself.

Happy Reading!

By | 2018-04-14T19:10:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Book Review, Personal Piece|6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Victoria de Costa March 3, 2018 at 12:09 - Reply

    I love Jojo Moyes books!

    I have read every single one of her books, expect for this one and I fall in love with her writing every single time!

    I am going to be paying my local book store a visit to see if I can find this book!

    Your review has made me want to read so badly! Thank you for this! 💛

    • Taryn Victor March 3, 2018 at 14:51 - Reply

      Hi Victoria.
      Thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad you enjoyed the book review. I’ve watched the movie Me before you and absolutely loved it. I thouroughly enjoyed reading Paris for One and look forward to reading the rest of the novels. ☺

  2. Melanie March 8, 2018 at 14:59 - Reply

    Ooooh this sounds like exactly the kind of book I’d enjoy reading – I love Jojo Moyes!
    Thanks for the review! You always choose such fun books to read. 🙂

    • Taryn Victor March 8, 2018 at 16:54 - Reply

      Hi Melanie. I enjoyed it. I have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes novels. It is fun, light reading and not too romantic. You’ll enjoy it! Thank you for your feedback. 😘

  3. Jeff Siepman March 13, 2018 at 12:27 - Reply

    My wife just read ‘Still Me’ and she loved it – I’ll be sure to tell her about this one

    • Taryn Victor March 14, 2018 at 00:13 - Reply

      I cannot wait to read ‘Still Me’. If your wife enjoyed it then I am sure she will enjoy ‘Paris for One too. ☺

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