Dolena W. (Garland, TX)
Do not eat while reading this book! You will choke!
Yes, you will choke with laughter. I have read lots of wonderful fiction by Eloisa James, but her skill at non-fiction is even better. This book is hilarious. It consists of snippets of events that occurred during a year in Paris. Reading each snippet is like repeatedly picking up small pieces of candy and every time you get something different but delicious. Deliciously funny in this case. I found myself laughing out loud at James's wit, at her ability to find and see the humor in the smallest of interactions with her family, especially her children, and with Paris itself. This is a book I will read and enjoy again, and it is a book I will give only to my best friends, those who value and thrive on laughter.
Irene B. (Denton, TX)
Paris in Love
I liked this book~a lot. The author transported me to Paris. I will never go there in person but reading this book almost made me smell the French food, yummy. She has a talent for description. The middle of the book got a little travelogish, no matter, I loved it all. Write about Montreal next.
Nancy C. (Newton, KS)
Paris In Love
A delightful memoir of a family's year in Paris written in the style of a blogger or essayist.. Seen through the eyes of a breast cancer survivor who moves with her husband and two children for a year-long sabbatical to Paris; it captivates the reader with every turn of the page. While cancer does not define the author, it sharpens her appreciation for life and the beautiful city of Paris.
Carolyn (Summerville, SC)
Loved "Paris in Love"!
I very much enjoyed this charming book! The author relates her observations and experiences over the course of the year her family moved to Paris. She writes so well, and her descriptions transported me to the City of Lights. Her 11-year-old daughter is a hoot, not an angel but lovable. This is obviously not a typical family, but I loved reading about them, and would like to know them. This should be a "must read" before a visit to Paris, or if you have ever been there or thought about going. There is a lot about food, both dining out and cooking, and many different museums are briefly described. The writer paints a lovely picture of a beautiful city and her enchanting family.
Elizabeth W. (Van Buren, AR)
Paris in Love
If one were to visit an old friend after returning from a trip, this is what the conversation would be...an afternoon of bits and pieces and all the best parts of an unforgettable trip to a fabulous place. Relax and enjoy the book with a glass of wine or a nice cup of tea.
Linda K. (Belvidere, IL)
Paris in Love...or In Love with Paris?
Paris in Love, by Eloisa James, was such a delightful read. It is formatted with clips or thoughts the author had while spending a year in Paris with her family. Most of these clips were just everyday observations of things going on around her and her family, but each was absorbing, many were humorous. The idea of selling everything and packing up to move to another country for a specified amount of time, while knowing you have jobs to return to is very appealing and something everyone who has that opportunity should dive into in full cannonball style. What a joy!!
Janet P. (Houston, TX)
If we could all live in Eloise James' "moment," what a smorgasbord of delightful memories we would have with us to take us to the grave. James has it all: a wonderful and tolerant husband, two bright, articulate children, a pocketbook that allows fine dining, the best shopping, time for museums and the fine arts, and a year in the most romantic city in the world, Paris. Her brief vignettes, are often so touching, that this reader felt as if she had experienced these moments herself. James is a master travel guide, chef, writer, mother and wife. There is much to learn from her memoir and much to enjoy.