One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot
Book Blurb: Ava and her best friend Debs arrive in Paris just as the snow starts to fall. The Eiffel Tower glitters gold and the scent of spiced wine is all around, but all Ava can think about is Leo, her no-good, cheating ex.
Debs is on a mission to make Ava smile again, and as they tour the Christmas markets, watch lamplight glittering on the river Seine, and eat their body weight in pain-au-chocolat, Ava remembers there’s more to life than men … Until they cross paths with handsome, mysterious photographer Julien with his French accent and hazelnut eyes that seem to see right inside her.
Ava can’t ignore the intense chemistry between them, but her fingers have been burned before and she can’t forget it, especially when her ex, Leo, starts texting again. Can Ava really trust Julien – and what exactly is his secret?
Will Ava go home with a broken heart, or will she find true love amongst the cobbled streets of Paris?
Join Ava and Julien in the most romantic city in the world this Christmas, as they discover the importance of being true to themselves, and learn how to follow their hearts.
One Christmas is Paris is a sweet story about letting go and living in the moment. This book is sure to put you in the holiday spirit, no matter the season. Warning! This book will make your mouth water at the slightest mention of some seriously delicious sounding French food! In addition to making you hungry for something scrumptious, this book will make you want to pick up a camera and take photos, or pick up a pen and draw, or it will inspire you to do whatever you find to be artistically stimulating.
Ultimately, this book will make you feel warm and tingly inside while reading the charming love story of Ava and Julien. The themes of this novel include tragedy and loss, cheating and suspicion, and ultimately lessons learned. One of the most important concepts of the novel is that you should live life to the fullest and when you do experience the loss of loved ones, you should remember them with love and joy rather than sorrow. Embracing your passions and opening your heart to love will lend itself to a life worth living.
⅘ for this charming christmas story set in Paris
I received a complimentary review copy via NetGalley. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
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