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One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan #Review #Contemporary #Romance

Oh, boy, was this another amazing read from this highly talented author. Mind you, I really didn’t time my reading of it well . . . . Grace will soon have been married to her husband, David, for twenty five years…. (snap). She’s planned a special holiday to celebrate their anniversary (snap) . Fortunately, that’s where the similarities end. The David in the story confesses to wanting a divorce, after an affair with a 23 year old family friend (I was on holiday with my husband when I read it!)

Audrey is an eighteen year old who has struggled with dyslexia and an alcoholic Mum throughout her school life. She’s determined to escape to Paris for the summer and manages to get a job working in a bookshop. However, her dyslexia and poor knowledge of French she may well struggle – especially after a catastrophe involving her Mum cleaning.

When this unlikely pair of travellers meet, it is Audrey to the rescue and the dramatic start of an adventure and new friendships for them both. The two women develop into a mutual support pair, helping each other heal, and attain new goals. It is a heartwarming story, with plenty of surprises as the past, present and futures for both them and others is changed forever. There’s two old romances rekindled, trips down memory lane, new adventures and opportunities as well. It is a story of daring to change, making the most of what life has to offer and shows how honest communication of worries, dreams, fears and feelings can make all the difference to outcomes for all concerned. This is a fantastic read that I loved and cant recommend highly enough.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Synopsis:

One charming bookshop, two unlikely friends, and a summer in Paris that will change their lives forever…

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 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.

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