My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hello, my name is Alina and I am a Francophile. Long story short – when I came upon this book on NetGalley I requested it (just like any other books about Paris) and was extremely happy when I got approved for ARC. And on a beautiful and warm spring morning I made myself a hot café crème and while munching on delicious french macaroon I started to read this lovely novel.
The story begins on a day of Amy’s thirtieth birthday. That’s also the day when Amy’s life as she knows it starts to fall apart. First, she accidentally finds her estranged husband in a local hotel. The same husband who fathered a child she has been carrying for the last five month since the two had an argument that resulted in Amy’s move to Paris. Second, her dear friend and landlord Margaret’s long-lost daughter, Sophie, shows up at the door. That should not be a surprise. This is her home, after all. The surprise is that Sophie disappeared two years prior and was assumed to be dead. Now, the prodigal daughter wants Amy out of the mother’s heart and home. Third, she feels extremely covetous about Manu, who became her dear friend and employer since her move to the city of lights. Also, Manu is Sophie’s ex-lover who remained close friends with Margaret after Sophie’s disappearance two years ago. Phew, I think I’ve covered everything here.
In five days Amy’s Parisian uneventful life goes from calm and steady to shattered… yet again. Every turn and decision she makes follows by dreadful discoveries. However, Paris is a magical place, and Amy is about to be reminded of it… yet again…
Paris Ever After is fantastic and quick read, perfect for relaxing and quiet evenings at home with a glass of rose and cheese, you have to do it French style or not do it at all. Amy’s happy ending warmed my heart and reminded me that no matter how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better… in Paris.
First of all, a huge thank you to a marvelous author, Karen Burns, a.k.a K.S.R.Burns for writing this remarkable novel. And thank you NetGalley and Velvet Morning Press for an ARC of this book.