CHRISTMAS IN PARIS
I have been slacking on my reading recently so it has been a couple of weeks since my last book review. Fortunately the most recent book I read is extremely good. I have no sham in admitting that I am a hopeless romantic and always swoon over parts of a book where a grand gesture is made in the hopes of winning someone over or even a simple profession of love for someone. After all, who doesn’t love a story with a happily ever after?
I always look forward to time of year when Christmas books slowly start to appear on bookshelves. Christmas is such a magical time of year and seems to add a little extra shimmer to everything, so I always seem to gravitate towards Christmas books with and underlining love story. How romantic would it be to be swept off your feet or fall in love at Christmas time…again, the hopeless romantic is coming out in me.
Christmas in Paris, by Anita Hughes, is a wonderful Christmas time read with the perfect touch of romance. Once Isabel Lawson decides to cancel her wedding her ex-fiancé suggest that she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, thinking it would give her a chance to clear her head.
Upon arriving at her honeymoon suit in Paris Isabel ventures onto the balcony to take in the view and twinkling lights and wonders if she made a horrible mistake calling off the engagement. She soon discovers that she locked herself on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully her neighbor, Alec, a French children’s illustrator comes to her rescue. Isabel and Alec quickly find common ground after discovering that they are both nursing a broken heart after canceled engagements.
With Alec by her side Isabel starts to enjoy Christmas in Paris. But after a chance encounter with a fortune teller Isabel starts to question certain aspect of her life and decides to trust in the fortune teller based on her gut feeling.