Tag Archives: Paris

We Believe in God

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett is novel number five in a series of books. I haven’t read the previous novels, but this one stands well on its own. The novel takes place in England and France during the … Continue reading

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The New Girl in Town

Every Frenchman has One by Olivia De Havilland is a memoir written by the well-known American actress who lives in Paris. Dating back to the late ’50’s, it is a lighthearted collection of her observations of life and customs in … Continue reading

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Just Like Grandma

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown is the story of an unhappily married woman named Madeleine who is struggling to redefine her life. Her husband is controlling and when Madeleine runs home to her mother, she finds a collection … Continue reading

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Collaborator

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure is a World War Two novel which I found captivating. Published in 2013, I came across this book while perusing the library shelves for books on my lengthy to-read list. This book was not … Continue reading

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What History Teaches Us

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey is a powerful, beautifully written novel about an old man who has recently lost his beloved wife. Bereaved and waiting for his own death, the history professor stocks his pantry, holes himself … Continue reading

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Promises Made

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is a captivating historical fiction novel based on the life of President Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph.  Known for much of her life as Patsy, she spent the majority … Continue reading

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Timid

Moonlight over Paris by Jennifer Robson is a novel which I found disappointing. It is a novel set in England and Paris just after World War One. Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr finds herself at loose ends when her fiance calls off … Continue reading

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