Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod


Title: Paris Letters
Author: Janice MacLeod
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
ISBN: 9781402288791
Number of Pages: 272
How I Got It: NetGalley
Format: Kindle


NetGalley Description: 

A love story in the vein of Almost French and Lunch in ParisParis Letters is a joyful romp through the City of Light, and an inspiring look at what can happen when we dare to create the life we want. 

“How much money does it take to change your life?” 

Unfulfilled at her job and unsuccessful in the dating department, Janice MacLeod doodled this question at her desk. Then she decided to make it a challenge. Over the next few months, with a little math and a lot of determination, she saved up enough to buy two years of freedom in Europe. 

But she had only been in Paris for a few days when she met a handsome butcher (with a striking resemblance to Daniel Craig)—and never went home again. 

A Valentine to love, art and new beginnings, Paris Letters is for anyone who has ever dreamed of leaving it all behind (or finding a Daniel Craig look-alike of her own).

My Review: 

What a dreamy story. Who wouldn't love to take a two year sabbatical to Paris? *sigh* The love story is sweetly awkward and there is just enough divulged to be funny and romantic but not over-the-top fiascos like Bridget Jones. The most swoon-worthy parts were the descriptions of the parks, people, and the pastries. The title Paris Letters had me thinking that there would be a long distance love story of some kind at the beginning, but the author actually started a small business. Her artistic abilities allow her to make an income sending hand-drawn or hand-painted letters telling subscribers about Parisian life. 
I loved this story. It is hard to believe it is non-fiction because it was so transportive. It was really like a mini vacation! 

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

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