Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hotel de Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs-Élysées and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde, and eating escargots and macaroons with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Isabel is an ambitious Philadelphia finance woman, and Neil suddenly decided to take over his grandparents’ farm. Isabel wasn’t ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle.
When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is until she locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully her neighbor Alec, a French children’s illustrator, comes to her rescue. He too is nursing a broken heart at the Crillon for the holidays. With a new friend by her side, Isabel is determined to use her time in the “city of lights” wisely. After a chance encounter with a fortune teller, and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important
So I wanted to read Christmas themed books this December to get me into the Holiday Spirit and the first book was a success! I picked it because it had some great reviews on GoodReads and I loved the idea of being transported to Paris. And that was my favorite part of the book, the author did such a wonderful job at describing Paris that I felt like I was there…. or at least I would like to be there. Sure, this book is a little predictable and moves fast but the Christmas season isn’t that long and the magic must happen fast. I loved this book and after reading it you will want a trust fund and a suite in Paris for Christmas. Trust me.