I read Love Letters from Paris because this year, I want to try new things. It is the only romance book I’ve read in a long time (10 years, maybe?). And, I wanted to feel like I’m in Paris again and thought this book might be just perfect. The weather is terrible; there is a pandemic out there, and a little romance won’t do any harm.
I’m not sure if I like this book. I like it because it answered my expectations of feeling like in Paris. I was not fond of it much because I didn’t care about the characters and the love story. Actually, I don’t know what to say because I’m not familiar with this genre and don’t know if this is a good example or not. But I’m guessing it is not one of the best. Something was missing in this story, and that something was a huge thing. But I can say this; I didn’t find the love story believable.
Do you read romance books? Can you recommend me a good one with great characters and a good story?
Love Letters from Paris
Julien Azoulay is famous around the world for his beautiful romance novels. But last year, he stopped believing in love. When his beloved wife Hélène died, leaving him alone to raise his young son, Julien lost his faith in the happier side of life – and with it his ability to write.
But Hélène was clever. Before she died, she made Julien promise to write her one letter for each year of her life . . . and now, in this moment, in the most famous cemetery in Paris, Julien stands with his painful first letter in his hand. Here, even though Julien wouldn’t believe it, something wonderful is going to happen . . .
Come with us down the narrow streets, past the cosy red bistro on Rue Gabrielle, all the way to Montmartre cemetery with its beautiful stone angels, and discover the truth we all hope to find: that love is real, that miracles can happen and – most of all – that it’s never too late to rediscover your dreams.
Nicolas Barreau was born in Paris, the son of a French father and a German mother. He studied romance languages and literature at the Sorbonne and worked in a bookshop on the Rive Gauche in Paris but is far from an inexperienced bookworm. He has sold over four million copies of his books across Europe.
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