I rarely enjoy short story collections. You just start to get engaged with the characters and the story ends. I find them frustrating and generally best avoided. But when Jojo Moyes puts out an anthology I have to make an exception and I’m so glad that I did. Although this is a collection of short stories the two set in Paris are more like short novellas.
Paris for One sees Nell booking a trip to Paris to prove to her impulsive and globetrotting boyfriend that she can be fun and impulsive as well. When she gets to her little boutique hotel and realises that her boyfriend isn’t coming she has to decide whether to be brave and stay without him or to just give up and go home. Can she have fun on her own?
My other favourite in this collection is Honeymoon in Paris. A story about two newly wed couples in Paris separated by 80 years. It makes you just want to jump on Eurostar and go visit the Musee D’Orsay and sit in quirky little coffee shops watching the world go by.
Its a fun and easy read and well worth your time.
Supplied by Net Galley and Penguin in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: Feb 9 2017. 318 pages.
Paris for One and Other Stories
Categories: 4 Stars Book Review
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.
Nice to see your review – I did not know this book was a collection of short fiction. I was thinking it was part of the Me Before You and After You sequence. Glad you enjoyed it!
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