Thursday, August 3, 2017
August Read! The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
I bought this as my backup vacation book (it wouldn't be much of a vacation if I ran out of things to read). My parents took me to Paris when I was in my 20's, so the book intrigued me enough I picked it up, plus I read the author's other book The Weird Sisters and enjoyed it.
I liked the book okay. It switched back and forth from the 1920's to 1999 timeline. That didn't bother me (which it often does). I enjoyed both timeline's stories and characters and the descriptions of Paris were great and fun to read. What I didn't like was the constant, endless, and very repetitive self-doubt and self-criticism of both main characters. ENOUGH ALREADY!
The author has an anthology of short stories about Paris and a Paris travel book coming out, but I couldn't find anything about a follow-up book. I think there is another book that could be told about Madeleine's trip to Paris and her self-discovery.