Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes

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.

My Thoughts 
I was ready to get in the holiday spirit and Christmas in Paris did just that.  I loved the attention to detail when describing Paris and the sites and the smells.  I really felt like I was there and it will now be added to my bucket list!  I have all the respect in the world for Isabel not letting her trip (or honeymoon ) go to waste.  After she broke off her and Neil's wedding she really needed a little time to regroup.  What better place to regroup then the city of love.  Her suite was TO DIE FOR and the view was amazing UNTIL...she was locked out on her balcony in the COLD!  What's a girl to do?  Well throw her shoes at the door next store, duh!  And could she get any luckier to have a handsome man next store?  And as luck would have it they are in a similar predicament. 
I highly recommend this great holiday story, you totally will be in the spirit!

Drink Selection
I couldn't resist this drink, Rudolph Punch!  The ingredients are delish AND it's by the pitcher!

LOVED this story!  It has gotten me in the Christmas spirit!  5 wine glasses for sure!

About the Author

Anita Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing program. She is the author of MONARCH BEACH, MARKET STREET, LAKE COMO, FRENCH COAST, ROME IN LOVE, ISLAND IN THE SEA, SANTORINI SUNSETS, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA, EMERALD COAST and CHRISTMAS IN LONDON published by St. Martin's Press.

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