For years Memorial Day marked a trip for us and while I miss these trips I know that I can still travel through the pages of my books. Within this post I am going to share some recent reads that take you to far away spaces in modern or other time periods. These books seem right for travels that start in your comfy chair with a beverage of your choice, feet up and always recommend bunny slippers for your tootsies.
PARIS IN LOVE by Eloisa James (Random House, 2012)
If this is your first time stopping by I have to share that I have a sweet spot for all things French. I felt I was pre-disposed to fall in love with this book and when I first viewed the cover I was gone. And I just was soooo lucky to win a copy of this through the “Early Bird Read” program at Random House.
PARIS IN LOVE is a memoir written by much beloved historical romance writer Eloisa James chronicling her family’s trip to Paris for a year. After back to back painful and profound personal issues James is off to Paris with Italian hubbie and two kids in tow. Can you imagine?
The style of content in PARIS IN LOVE was not what I was expecting, it is short snippets from daily life much like one would do today on Facebook or in a blog. But have no fear there is organization and some introductory paragraphs by chapter to set the tone. As James is a delightful writer and her sharing feels genuine that is much to enjoy.
The family faces all of the normal day-to-day life challenges any family faces but this time in Paris. They have to find housing, create a life, enroll the kids in school, work and explore their new home. I found the entire book most charming once I got my jealousy in check. I really felt like we had full access to their year both the good and the bad. I hope this is not the end of adventures to be chronicled, I will definitely sign on for the next adventure.