Review: Paris in Love
After losing her mother to cancer and then surviving it herself, romance author Eloisa James decided it was time to make a change in her life so she, her husband, and their two kids packed up and moved to Paris for a year. While they were there, James wrote essays and updates on their lives. She has organized and revised those writings in a memoir entitled Paris in Love.
I thought Paris in Love was simply wonderful! I’ve never lived in Paris but I have lived in France and was able to visit Paris fairly often when I did. James’s observations brought me back to the City of Light and had me longing to visit there once again. The unique structure of the book made me feel as if I was sharing the family’s day to day life – both good and bad. I felt she captured the life and charm of Paris with her keen observations.
One of the best parts of the book is James’s honesty. She clearly loved her year in France, but didn’t love every moment or even every day and she shares those moments as well. She also admits to having a less than perfect family, which I found quite refreshing.
I found Paris in Love to be marvelous. It’s warm, delightful, and even a little bit funny. Pick it up when you want to experience some of joie de vivre of the French capital.