If you enjoyed One Summer in Paris, don’t miss Sarah Morgan’s wonderful new book, Family for Beginners!
‘A complete joy. It’s a glorious, summery read full of warmth, humour and poignancy, against the perfect romantic backdrop’
Cressida McLaughlin, author of The Cornish Cream Tea Bus
‘An uplifting tale of courage, strength and above all friendship, with a sprinkling of romance and an adorable Parisian backdrop – what's not to love? Be prepared to be hooked’
Anna Bell, author of We Just Clicked
‘The perfect summer holiday read . . . a touching and emotional story about friendship, independence and opening yourself up to new experiences’
‘The perfect blend of light-hearted and poignant . . . A triumph for sisterhood and the perfect read for a warm day’
‘Another charming read’
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One charming bookshop, two unlikely friends, and a summer in Paris that will change their lives forever…
Grace can’t believe it when her husband of twenty-five years announces he doesn’t want to join her on their anniversary trip to Paris – instead, he wants a divorce. Reeling from the shock, Grace makes the bold decision to go on this holiday of a lifetime alone.
Audrey leaves behind heartache of her own when she arrives in Paris. A job in a bookshop is her ticket to freedom, but with no knowledge of the French language, her summer adventure seems doomed to fail. Until she meets Grace, and everything changes…
Living in neighbouring apartments above the bookshop, Grace and Audrey form an unlikely friendship. They came to Paris to find themselves, but finding each other might be the best thing that's ever happened to them.
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Readers have fallen for One Summer in Paris!
‘Morgan is a pro when it comes to writing a feel-good yarn, and you cannot get help but get immersed in her storytelling’
‘The only thing you really need to know is that this is Morgan’s best novel to date’
‘Sarah has woven a beautiful story into the tapestry of Paris, and the little book shop…A very worthwhile read’
‘A story for all ages as everyone will relate to at least one of the main characters. I shall be recommending it to all my friends’
About the author
Sarah Morgan lives near London with her husband and two sons. An international bestseller, her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and she has sold over eighteen million books worldwide. For more about Sarah visit her website www.sarahmorgan.com, and sign up to her newsletter. She also loves to connect with readers on Facebook (AuthorSarahMorgan), Twitter (@SarahMorgan_) and Instagram (sarahmorganwrites).
Customer ReviewsSee All
Loved this book
One of those books I couldn’t put down. Would recommend
A lovely story
What a lovely, emotional story. Grace has been married to David for twenty-five years. Their daughter Sophie has plans to go to university on the other side of the country, in California, but first she is planning a holiday travelling round Europe with her friend. Grace was anxious about it but trying to be positive so as not to upset her daughter. As a wedding anniversary present for David she has organised a wonderful holiday for them, a month in Paris. All is well with her world until she and David go out for an anniversary dinner and she tries to give him the paperwork for the present. His response, and admission makes the bottom drop out of her world. Eventually she decides she will go to Paris on her own, she has to, or Sophie will not take her holiday either, and Grace doesn’t want her to miss out.
On her first day in Paris she is mugged, a man runs off with her bag, which contains her passport, money and everything else important to her. A young woman tackles the man and retrieves the bag, which is how Grace meets Audrey, a young girl from London, about the same age as Sophie. She too is escaping from the traumatic life she has lived with her mother. The two of them bond, and both end up working in a tiny second-hand book shop, living in two apartments above the shop. Grace teaches Audrey to speak french. For Audrey, Grace is providing the emotional support that she has never had in her life, they make each other strong. They both have several adventures, both good and bad, and rescue each other when necessary. The story builds to a huge crisis for both of them,and the way they both handle them is interesting and perhaps not how you might have expected.
Every character in this story plays a meaningful role, I don’t think the story would be the same if a single one was missing. Sarah has woven a beautiful story into the tapestry of Paris, and the little book shop. There is much humour, but also sorrow and despair, and honesty. There are a couple of places where a tissue might be required to dry the tears. It is a real page-turner, you need to know what happens next. A very worthwhile read.
I received an ARC from the publisher, via NetGalley, and am delighted to write an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Sarah Morgan’s Standalone Novels Are As Good As Her Trilogies.
One Summer in Paris is yet another example of how truly talented a storyteller Sarah Morgan is. I was hooked from the first page, I lived through the highs and lows of Grace and Audrey’s journeys, I could smell the decadent Parisian air whilst the windy and rain were battering my window in North East England.
My heart aches for both of the protagonists in this story, who were connected in a way I could not have imagined. The hits life (aka Sarah) kept giving them showed that the power of friendship when the rest of your world is falling apart is a remarkable thing.
I would recommend #OneSummerInParis to anyone who wants to escape to the continent of a little while.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book