Title: One Christmas in Paris
Author: Mandy Baggot
Release Date: October 7th 2016
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Christmas
They say Paris is the City of Love, so bring your je ne sais quoiand don’t forget the mistletoe!
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.
Christmas time is getting closer, but Eva’s life is a mess, she found out that her boyfriend cheated on her, she’s out of job and her mother is trying to persuade her to be a model, which is not something she wants to do. When Ava’s best friend Debs offers to go to Paris, she is more than happy to do so. Eva and Debs have different reasons for the trip, but it’s something they both really need.
Julien is in a low point in his life, after losing his sister, he hasn’t been the same man and has not taken any pictures, which is actually his passion. His relationship with his father is not in the best condition, because they deal with grief differently and don’t understand each other. Julien’s life changes the moment he spots Ava and takes his first picture after his sister’s death. That’s the moment that liberates him. That moment is a turning point for both of them.
It’s a wonderful story with authentic vibes of wintry Paris and Christmas time.I loved how the characters all connected and came together as well as the setting, it really felt like being there by myself. If you’re searching for a terrific Christmas book, that’s the one.