The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Goodbye, America! Oh, how I wish I could leave the snowy Northeast behind to wander around Paris. This may not be the best book that was ever written about the chocolate business, but it certainly seemed wonderful to me. Having finished it, I feel ready to leave my dreary American life behind and in ...

Anna and the French Kiss

When my teenage student walked into my classroom, slammed a copy of this book on the desk, and announced, in audible capital letters, “THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN,” I knew Anna and the French Kiss was something special. A contemporary story of discovering the world and yourself at the sam ...

The Paris Assignment

If you like a good romantic thriller, The Paris Assignment is certainly worth trying. The plot is a fairly classic one, but the author does a good job of putting her own spin on a much-used trope, resulting in a solid read. Abigail McBane is no delicate flower, but even this strong exe ...

The Paris Secret

I'm always up for some good romantic suspense. I don't care if it's a paper book or an eBook - if it's good, I want to read it. I had high hopes for The Paris Secret as I started it. The heroine's voice is likable, and the setup of the story sounds like any traveler's worst nightmare. However, a few ...


Dance by Judy Cuevas is set in France at the beginning of the 20th Century, which doesn’t sound particularly romantic, but is. Everything we consider modern was just beginning to pop: Freud, Picasso, automobiles, motion picture photography, electronic communication, feminism! And to see all these ...