Paris

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The Paris Apartment

Lucy Foley’s The Guest List was one of my favorite mysteries of 2020 so naturally, when The Paris Apartment came up for review, I was eager to read it. Like The Guest List, the events in this book take place over the course of just a few days and the plot resembles a locked room mystery in that ev ...

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When Blood Lies

I eagerly await the release of a new Sebastian St. Cyr book every year; we’re up to book seventeen with When Blood Lies and it’s one of the best of the recent instalments, a fabulous blend of whodunit and history set in Paris in March of 1815, in the days leading up to Napoleon’s escape from E ...

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The Brightest Star in Paris

The Brightest Star in Paris is the follow up to Diana Biller’s 2019 début, The Widow of Rose House.  I haven’t got around to reading that one, but I gather that the books are linked by virtue of the fact that the hero of Brightest Star – Doctor Benedict Moore – is the brother of Sam from R ...

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The Paris Apartment

The Paris Apartment is a compelling story told in dual timelines. The first is 1938 - 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Paris, and the second is 2017 in Paris and England after an apartment, unseen since World War II, is opened and its contents create more questions than answers. It’s 2017 and ...

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Maggie Finds Her Muse

When her partner of four years tells author Maggie Bliss her work – which pays the bills- is insignificant and demands she drops what she’s doing and whip up a meal for his guests, she decides it’s time to make some changes in her life. She kicks him out of her house and calls her agent Lee to ...

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The Perfect Nanny

Leila Slimani’s The Perfect Nanny was described as a “French Gone Girl”, and the French part made me curious. It has a strong sense of place, and I couldn’t put it down. However, the end was such a cop-out that my review will touch on why it dragged the grade down, so anyone who wants to avo ...

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Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop

Brimming with family, food and fun, Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop is a sweet story that celebrates Paris, paintings, pastries and the joy of discovering your own unique path through life. Vanessa Yu sees dead people. Well, not really but she can foresee death, adultery, proposals, argumen ...

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Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

Classic literature takes center stage in Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, the story of one girl’s search for the woman who inspired several of Lord Byron’s epic poems. Khayyam Macquet believes she has just tanked her university career - and in typical teenage hyperbole can’t help wondering i ...

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All the Ways We Said Goodbye

Powerhouse authors Beatriz Williams, Karen White, and Lauren Willig have teamed up for their third collaboration, a triple timeline story about three women whose lives are inexplicably bound up in the somewhat tragic history of Paris' Ritz Hotel. The sweeping tale spans fifty years, introducing read ...

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Two Nights in Paris

I discovered author Delaney Diamond last year with Do Over from her Brooks Family series, a delightful romance between a billionaire heiress and a police officer that garnered Desert Isle Keeper status. While Two Nights in Paris doesn't rise to that level, it's another enjoyable look at the wealthy ...