NUMBER OF PAGES: 256
SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of France Book tours from the writer.
The title is actually a giveaway to the crux of the story. As the title suggests, our protagonist, Sadie finds herself in Paris chasing her younger daughter who took off to Paris in search of an exchange student whom she thinks she is in love with. What follows is a roller coaster ride of emotions and physical chase.
The story started off on quite a slow note. Sadie took her sweet time to get on that plane. Also I found it a bit hard to believe that a mother would just take off without a help to find her daughter. Reality took a hit there at that point in the story. However, that recovered very sharply when Sadie tracks her daughter down sensibly by checking her card usage. The highlight of the book would be its narration. Looking at Paris through the writers eyes was sheer blissful. The narration is vivid and the writer has tastefully described Paris even when the story demanded that the setting be dimmed out. That blending and weaving of the setting even when the main character writhed in turmoil was done perfectly without compromising emotions.
The characterization was near perfect, but I felt the writer could have given more shades to Scarlett’s and Luc’s character. She compensated this short fall by portraying Sadie very realistically – A typical middle-age woman with all her insecurities. That part of the story was heartwarming to read. It is apparent that the writer has penned the story with the intent of it being converted into a movie.
MY SAY: A heartwarming tale