I needed a break from all the things I have been reading lately. I’m about “how to’d” out. Although I’ve been enhancing my blogging, Pinterest, Social Media, and Paris travel skills, it is time for some daily fiction. I need to escape away from reality for awhile and have a little fun.
So yesterday I took a much needed trip to the library to search the new book shelves for some escape route.
It didn’t take me long to find it. The Light Of Paris by Eleanor Brown (who also wrote the bestseller The Weird Sisters) caught my eye right away. It had nothing to do with seeing that Eiffel Tower cleverly used in place of the a in Paris. Or maybe it did, either way after reading the inside cover, it was coming home with me.
The Light Of Paris tells the story of Madeleine, whose marriage to a controlling husband falls apart and she goes back to her hometown to stay with her critical mother. She finds the diary of her elegant, reserved Grandmother and discovers the details of a bold trip to Paris in the Jazz Age. She never knew this side of her Grandmother and it lead her to reconnect with her love of painting and her own Parisian adventure.
I just started reading this last night and will update when I finish, but some books you know you will love right from the start. This is one of those books. The appeal is the basis of the story, defying what other people want us to be for becoming the person WE want to be.