I'll See You in Paris: A Novel

Michelle Gable
I'll See You in Paris winds together the lives of three women born generations apart, but who face similar struggles of love and heartbreak.After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they'll go to Paris, where the city's magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.Thirty years later, Laurel's daughter Annie is newly engaged and an old question resurfaces: who is Annie's father and what happened to him? Laurel has always been vague about the details and Annie's told herself it doesn't matter. But with her impending marriage, Annie has to know everything. Why won't Laurel tell her the truth?The key to unlocking Laurel's secrets starts with a mysterious book about an infamous woman known as the Duchess of Marlborough. Annie's quest to understand the Duchess, and therefore her own history, takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a decaying estate kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris where answers will be found at last.

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Reviewed: 2018-09-04

Chapter one: girl (22 years old and college graduate) meets boy in bar. Boy is about to fight in Afghanistan. They know each other less than a month and they want to marry. Mom says, "sure."

Chapter two: girl and Mom are up in the middle of the night, even though they are flying to England in the morning. Girl, "I'm getting married, shouldn't I know about my Dad?" Mom, "I don't want to talk about it." Mom has a house in England that the girl doesn't know about and all be explained sometime later. 

I didn't make to sometime later. The writing was sub par and the dialogue was jilted. Plus, I don't want to think about movies when I'm reading a book. (Chapter One: Frozen; Chapter Two: Momma Mia.)

Don't waste your time with this book

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