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Hughes Will Fill Your Heart With The Sights, Sounds, And Flavors Of New Love, Glamorous Fashion, And Decadent Holiday CuisineIsabel Lawson Is Standing On The Balcony Of Her Suite At The Hotel Crillon As She Gazes At The Twinkling Lights Of The Champs Elysee And Wonders If She S Made A Terrible Mistake She Was Supposed To Be Visiting The Christmas Tree In The Place De La Concorde, And Eating Escargots And Macaroons With Her New Husband On Their Honeymoon But A Week Before The Wedding, She Called It Off Isabel Is An Ambitious Philadelphia Finance Woman, And Neil Suddenly Decided To Take Over His Grandparents Farm Isabel Wasn T Ready To Trade Her Briefcase For A Pair Of Rubber Boots And A SaddleWhen Neil Suggested She Use Their Honeymoon Tickets For Herself, She Thought It Would Give Her A Chance To Clear Her Head That Is Until She Locks Herself Out On The Balcony In The Middle Of Winter Thankfully Her Neighbor Alec, A French Children S Illustrator, Comes To Her Rescue He Too Is Nursing A Broken Heart At The Crillon For The Holidays With A New Friend By Her Side, Isabel Is Determined To Use Her Time In The City Of Lights Wisely After A Chance Encounter With A Fortune Teller And A Close Call With A Taxi, She Starts To Question Everything She Thought Was ImportantChristmas In Paris Is A Moving And Heartwarming Story About Love, Trust, And Self Discovery Set During The Most Magical Week Of The Year, The Glorious Foods And Fashions Of The Most Romantic City In The World Are Sure To Take Your Breath Away


10 thoughts on “Christmas in Paris

  1. says:

    3.5 stars This book reminded me of a Hallmark or Lifetime channel chick flick It had all the cliches bordering on sappy and that whole whirl wind romance feel to it Normally I am not a fan of cliche romances as I prefer a brooding story thick with angst for the main characters but this book sounded so charming and honestly who can resist Paris at Christmas time So I decided to give it a go.It s hard not to love a book that s all glitz and glamour from the very beginning..swanky Paris hotel in a exclusive and romantic region of Paris, a very Vogue wardrobe, a rich young executive, meets a dashing yet snarky illustrator This book screamed fantasy to me and it s nice to jump into a fairy tale, fantasy romance novel This isn t the kind of book that had a lot of character depth or substance, it s basically just a fun romantic story which is just what I needed It was easy to read and get into I didn t care that the characters weren t as fully formed as I had hoped because the fairy tale romance feel was so strong and enjoyable that I really could care less about the characters back story or development.As a reader I found myself invested enough in the characters to care what happened to them, but I felt interested in reading all the descriptions of the city and the romance itself.For me, this was one of those stories that a lot of women wish could happen to them They are able to fly away from everyday life for at least a couple of weeks fly to some exotic city and meet a dashing and handsome man and fall desperately in love with them in a whirl wind romance.if this is the romance you are looking for then you will love this book.I loved the cozy Christmas feel to this story and really Paris is the perfect setting for a story like this While I would normally want something from a story like this, I really enjoyed this nice little romantic treat I see that a lot of Hughes s books are romances set in different exotic romantic locations throughout the world and the next time I am craving a simple, romantic fairy tale romance I am going to pick up another of her books See my full review here


  2. says:

    This is what I get for picking a book based on a pretty cover And a pretty concept I was looking for something sweet and Christmasy to put me in the Christmas mood But this story was ridiculous The characters were bizarre and very thinly drawn, and nothing they did actually made sense I will say the ending was better than I expected based on the rest of the book But that s not saying much at all Shame on Barnes and Noble for putting this on the recommended Christmas reads shelf.


  3. says:

    Christmas in Paris is a delightful and jolly Christmas theme novel What do you do when you break your engagement days before Christmas An ambitious Philadelphia finance woman, Isabel Lawson decides to come to the city of light and love And during her first night at the hotel, she meets her suite neighbor Alec, children s illustrator, whose gorgeous fiance left him a week before their wedding Days go by and hopeless romantic Isabel and heartbroken Alec build a friendship They explore Paris, attend museums, eat delicious French delicacies and during one of their walks Isabel meets a fortune teller And funny enough, psychic s predictions are starting to come true Isabel escapes death, receives a charming present, and meets a French count While Isabel is being swept off her feet by handsome count, Alec is struggling to meet his work deadline and stop his evil half sister from evicting his mother from her late husband s townhouse.It s Christmas time in Paris And it s a perfect time to fall in love Despite all the differences Alec and Isabel find their way to their very own unexpected happy ending.A heartwarming and fun Christmas novel A perfect book to cuddle up with during cold winter evenings.


  4. says:

    The characters in this holiday story are the most shallow people you will ever meet But it s Paris at Christmastime, right Though the author also takes great care to name drop as many expensive sights, restaurants, designers, gourmet food, and Parisian tourist sites and neighborhoods as possible, the beautiful city somehow still feels remote and cold The plot is both nonsensical and predictable Formulaic romance is fine but the reader has to care about the characters and these two people are simply unlikable.


  5. says:

    I can think of no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to curl up with this fun and cozy story of a woman from Philadelphia who has called off her wedding and is spending what would have been her honeymoon alone in Paris trying to figure out what comes next Humorous, romantic and bittersweet.


  6. says:

    As a novel, this book fails spectacularly The heroine, three days before what must be an extremely expensive Christmas wedding, has decided to call it off because he has suddenly decided to eschew his corporate life and become a farmer OK, I can understand that she would break off the engagement However, there are no tears, no calling of girlfriends, no dramatic showdown Nope, all is good She s still happy go lucky, no cares in the world And so she jumps on a plane to spend Christmas, alone, in Paris, in what should have been their honeymoon suite at the Hotel de Crillon at let s call it 1,500 a night I would have at least asked a girl friend to come with.The Parisian hero is also staying at the same hotel in an adjoining honeymoon suite, alone His fiancee has conveniently jumped on a plane for Australia and her father has paid for the suite So, trying to get this straight the fiancee has broken their engagement and yet her father CONTINUES TO PAY for the jilted man to stay in the 1500 a night suite for 10 days out of the goodness of his heart Yeah, No The two meet cute and proceed to spend nearly every minute of the next week glued to the hip Sure.The Parisian is a children s book illustrator and in the course of the 10 days, he has supposedly drawn his dog for about 20 different books, superheros, fairy tales, travel stories And yet he spends much of his time blocked Our main characters tell each person they meet their entire life story in two minutes I called off our wedding because my fiance wants to be a farmer instead of being a financial analyst My parents grew up on the Main Line in Philadelphia with vegetable garden and a swimming pool I want two children and a golden retriever but I ll hire a nanny My name is Isabelle The two main characters also speak travelese to each other and everyone they meet The Petit Palais was built for the world s fair in 1900 It was designed in the Beaux Arts style Near the end, she finds herself with a morning free in Paris She starts at the Cathedral of Notre Dame All morning she explored the Musee d Orsay, Centre Pompidou and the Pantheon She climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower and rode a bicycle in the Luxembourg Gardens She paddled a rowboat in the Bois de Boulogne There is no way she could accomplish all that in a single morning The characters were unrealistic to an extreme and the plot was contrived and dull She buys several ball gowns for events that it is impossible to believe she would go to It was obvious that this book was written just so the author to point out all of the sights to see in Paris I do not recommend this book I give it one star because Paris.


  7. says:

    This is quite possibly the worst book I have ever read No characterization, no motivation, no sense of reality just horrible.


  8. says:

    If I had ever read any of Anita Hughes novels before reading Christmas in Paris, I might have known what to expect I was enticed by the idea of Christmas in Paris, and star crossed lovers, thinking it would be a lovely story Oh, it has a happy ending Don t get me wrong But, there s a little too much luxury and brand name dropping for my taste I m sure others will feel as if they were pampered when they read the book, though.Isabel Lawson s dream honeymoon to Paris at Christmas was not supposed to be by herself Just a few days before her wedding, she calls it off But, her fianc suggests she take the trip, staying in one of the honeymoon suites at the luxurious Hotel de Crillon When she steps out on her balcony to admire the view, she locks herself out It s only by throwing her shoes at the next door neighbor s sliding doors that she can get his attention, and get help Alec Braxton, a children s book illustrator, is there in another honeymoon suite, after his fiancee deserted him for an Australian cricket player.You can see where this is going, don t you Isabel, is a financial advisor, only child of doting parents from Philadelphia s Main Line She has the money to spend on numerous designer gowns as she flits from one event to the other in Paris And, Alec is there to rescue her when she s almost hit by a taxi, fulfilling a fortune teller s prediction that she ll almost be killed Because that prediction comes true, Isabel, a practical numbers person, firmly believes she ll find her true love in Paris.Christmas in Paris was a little too predictable for me, and a little too much with the glamorous lifestyle Isabel seemed to lack depth, with a eye for name brands and marriage to a member of the French aristocracy Alec seemed to lack courage And, Alec s best friend and lawyer, Mathieu, seemed to drop in whenever Alec needed a push, and then drop out again.There is a happily ever after to Christmas in Paris, so if you appreciate the city itself, the shops and names, you might enjoy the novel than I did.


  9. says:

    If you need a beautiful Christmas fairy tale this is it Gus is the best character Hughes has ever created You just love him when you read this book And, Christmas in Paris need I say I felt swept away by this book and the characters It would be a perfect Christmas time movie I received a review copy of this book All opinions are my own.


  10. says:

    You re what said Isabelle s mother I m calling off the wedding, Isabelle said calmly It s one week away shrieked Isabelle s mom, not calmly Isabelle was aware of all the nasty details of calling off a wedding like hers, one week before the actual date Her parents lived along the Philadelphia Main Line so it was no small affair However, she just couldn t just give up the career she loved, and worked hard to attain, and go off with Neil, her bridegroom to be, and run his grandparents farm this early in their lives. She just could not do it Then it s settled then, her mother confirmed.After Neil called and suggested Isabelle use their air tickets to Paris and stay at the honeymoon suite at the Hotel de Crillon, for one, she didn t argue As Neil pointed out, everything was paid for, even their opera tickets So she went, alone, during Christmas week in Paris, to be pampered at one of the best hotels in the city.Naturally she will meet a handsome man, right in the next door honeymoon suite, who was jilted by his bride to be Alec, he s french, but of course He s hiding out getting over his grief and trying to finish his children s book about a playful dog he illustrates, Gus Isabelle and Alec flirt, go out to eat, he shows her Paris Ah perfect, you think Wait They go to a Christmas Mart and a gypsy fortune teller reads her hand, and tells her she will fall in love with a French aristocrat and they will marry Oh No What happens While vising all the sites find out what becomes of Isabelle, Alec, and.Antoine Fun Thanks Netgalley