I received this book for free from St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on October 4th 2016
Source: St. Martin's Griffin
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Hughes will fill your heart with the sights, sounds, and flavors of new love, glamorous fashion, and decadent holiday cuisine.
Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hotel Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs Elysee and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde, and eating escargots and macaroons with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Isabel is an ambitious Philadelphia finance woman, and Neil suddenly decided to take over his grandparents’ farm. Isabel wasn’t ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle.
When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is until she locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully her neighbor Alec, a French children’s illustrator, comes to her rescue. He too is nursing a broken heart at the Crillon for the holidays. With a new friend by her side, Isabel is determined to use her time in the city of lights wisely. After a chance encounter with a fortune teller and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important.
Christmas in Paris is a moving and heartwarming story about love, trust, and self-discovery. Set during the most magical week of the year, the glorious foods and fashions of the most romantic city in the world are sure to take your breath away.
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Anita Hughes brings her readers “Christmas in Paris” and it is beautiful. Isabel called her wedding off one week before it was supposed to happen. Isabel couldn’t’ give up the life that she created for herself in order to marry Neil. She didn’t want to have the life that Neil wanted. When Neil suggest to Isabel to go on their honeymoon by herself, she doesn’t hesitate to go.
Alec and Isabel are both trying to recover from broken hearts, when they meet each other in Paris. This story explores finding love when you have been heartbroken. I didn’t think that the characters were the greatest, but I thought the moral of the story was good. Isabel was a bit all over the place and this was the main reason that I didn’t care for her. I think it is important to show the world that you can overcome a broken heart and find love again. I think this is the best book that I’ve read by Hughes so far.