Happy Monday Savvy Readers! I’d like to tell you about a book that’s a perfect balance between the lighthearted joys of friendship and romance and the sorrow of heartbreak and tough family relationships.
This week’s featured read, Sarah Morgan’s One Summer in Paris, follows the perspective of two tough women who are working through and learning from the pain of their past. They start out as strangers but come together in an unlikely friendship that crosses generations and continents. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And you’ll find something you can relate to in these two very real women.
Grace is a Connecticut mom reeling from an unexpected divorce. She decides to spend a month in Paris, alone, to work through what happened.
Audrey is a young woman from London who feels the guilt and responsibility of caring for her alcoholic mother and just wants to be free of the life she’s been forced to live for as long as she can remember. She takes a part-time job at a little bookshop in Paris but fears her lack of French will stand in her way… until she meets Grace, which changes everything.
Grace can’t believe how daring Audrey is. Audrey can’t believe how cautious newly single Grace is. Living in neighboring apartments above the bookshop, this unlikely pair offer each other just what they’ve both been missing. They came to Paris to find themselves but finding this unbreakable friendship might be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and see yourself and the people you care about in the characters, too! Let us know what you think on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below.
One Summer in Paris is this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read. Don’t forget to add it to your To Be Read shelf at 50bookpledge.ca!