I thought that a fun way to connect with you guys would be to have a sort of "Book Club"/"Book Review" after I have read a book I really enjoy (or didn't). Since it's those "lounge on the beach and read a book" months I figured that we could all use some help in choosing that perfect beachy book to read while catching some rays.
Lately, I have been fantasizing a lot more about Paris, France. Reading all sorts of literature on the city and those little hidden gems and secrets I MUST know before I go there for a visit.
My first book on my list was found by fluke at the local library. I was actually looking for a book on Anastasia, and low and behold found this baby looking right at me a shelf above.
I was immediately transfixed with this book. It's a true story, and is that perfect treat for anyone who dreams of that "what if" of packing up and moving to the city of lights (and love).
The book starts with telling how Elizabeth meets her boyfriend, Gwendal and their romance in Paris. You can tell right from the get go that Elizabeth loves food, and is quite the foodie. Every chapter ends with a few recipes for the food she mentioned during the chapter itself. A couple of them I even copied down to try out at home!
I enjoyed how you can tell the evolution and growth of Elizabeth as the years pass in Paris, and as her relationship blossoms with Gwendal. She is, after all, an American Girl in Paris. The book even references Sex and the City, as the only city true New Yorker's dream of going to is Paris.
In all honesty, I loved the book. However, I didn't enjoy the last chapter. I found that it was a quick end, too quick for my liking. I understand it is a true story but I wasn't quite ready to not hear anymore of Elizabeth's Parisian mistakes!
I definitely would suggest this book to any fun loving gal who dreams of travel, and most of dreams of Paris. It's reminiscent of Eat, Pray, Love! If you enjoyed that book in the slightest than you will enjoy Lunch in Paris!
Author : Elizabeth Bard