Blame It on Paris

Bennett Sisters Mysteries, Book 7
Narrated by: Denice Stradling
Series: The Bennett Sisters, Book 7
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Paris, second chances, cherry blossoms, Americans acting badly - did I mention Paris?

When Francie Bennett, fourth in the line of lawyer/sisters, comes under suspicion at her law firm, she is mortified to learn she must take a leave of absence. Just a formality, they say, but she is sure this is the end of her law career. Will she sit around her apartment and eat cheese, drink wine, and binge Netflix while it gets worked out? 

Zut alors! Non! She is off to Paris to help spring a student jailed for serious drug crimes. She stays with her sister Merle and her boyfriend, the debonair policier Pascal, while trying to navigate the murky waters of the French criminal system. Is the student an actual European drug kingpin? He looks guilty as hell, but first impressions can be confusing, especially inside one of France's worst medieval prisons.

But wait - a distraction, not unwelcome! A law school boyfriend that the flighty Francie kicked to the curb years before has surfaced. Instead of the boring lad she flicked away, Dylan Hardy is now sophisticated and suave - and speaks perfect French from working for an international law firm. And he's single again, Merle discovers, eager to find her sister a real boyfriend after many rejects over the years. 

It's springtime in Paris - or would be if the rain would ever stop. In between visiting the student in prison, gumshoeing about his university, and witnessing drug stings gone wrong, Francie longs to find blooming cherry trees that make Paris the magical place she imagines it is. Will Dylan's sudden reappearance in her life be a good thing, or a repeat of her many romantic failures? Will she figure out what is going on with the drug dealer/student? Will she ever find her pink trees of legend? 

The best-selling Bennett Sisters Mysteries will not let you down.

©2018 Lise McClendon (P)2018 Lise McClendon

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Love The Bennett Sisters Mysteries

Blame It On Paris is perhaps my favorite Bennett Sisters mystery, though I have enjoyed each of the novels in this charming and intelligent series. I really liked learning more about Francine, but it was terrific to have little vignets with other Bennett sisters, as well. Merle and Pascal play a large role in this mystery, which was delightful for me. I do hope Lise McClendon will continue this series, and I hope she is always able to secure Denise Stradling to do the narration going forward too. Thanks very much to author and narrator for many hours of pleasure.

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Story Good but left me unsatisfied

This is the first book I've read in this series and the story by itself can standalone. The book gets off to a really good start, but the story starts to drag when we get to France. These two are too old to play the silly games of romance, but it seems that they do. Dylan didn't hold up to be a really great guy for Francie. This caused a big disappointment in me. I think the author could have done better with Dylan's character. When this story ends, there is no real HEA and there is no real definition of there relationship.

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Blame it On Paris

Lisa McClendon is wonderful painting vivid pictures with her words. I so enjoy the Bennett Sisters Mysteries. This book is the 7th in the series, yet a standalone listen. The sisters are endearing characters. This book focus is around Francie and pseudo client. The mystery was well done and the descriptions perfect. Denice Stradling was wonderful conveying the authors words. She brought the characters to life.

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A good mystery

I did not read or listen to the earlier books. This was a well written mystery with a few unexpected turns.

The narration was good.

I would listen to other books by this author and narrator.

I was given this book for free and left this honest review voluntarily.

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Good one

I’m a newbie to this author and I really enjoyed this book. The descriptions were vivid and the characters were interesting. The storyline pulled me in from the beginning and held my attention throughout. The performer did a nice job.

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Kind of slow

I’m not sure if it was the story itself or the narrator, but I had a REALLY hard time getting into this story. I am going to listen again and will hopefully be able to increase my rating. I didn’t dislike the story, just couldn’t get into it. The narrator does (to my very uneducated ears) a very good job with the French pronunciations, but her voice just doesn’t have much energy behind it.

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Definitely not a stand alone, read books in order

This is a mystery and to enjoy the characters you need to read the other books first. I haven’t, so it was difficult to get into the story and really enjoy the characters. It wasn’t much of a romance, focuses on the sisters and law cases. Not usually my genre but it was clean. Took a while to get through it, a bit long for what I usually enjoy. The narrator did a good job with French words and accents.

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I loved reading Francie's adventure!

I loved reading all about Francie's adventure in Paris. I listened to the audiobook and now am eager to hear the others in the series!

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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A lovely trip to Paris

I received a credit to review this book. Here is my honest review. This is book 7 in the Bennett Sister mysteries and although there are references to the past in this book, it is nothing more than had it been a stand alone book recalling a past incident. That said this book is like a short visit to Paris, the scenery, the weather, the food, and a mystery what more could you ask for? It was a well written story, narrated very well and I would recommend this book.

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Blame it on Paris <3 <3

Awesome book! I almost never pick up a book that is number 7 in a series without reading/listening to the earlier books. But I wasn't confused at all. Whenever earlier books were mentioned, it made me want to read the rest of them. I also really enjoyed this narrator. She kind of sounded like a really nice middle school teacher or something like that. I hope I can find more of them! <3

This book was given to me at my request. I am providing a voluntary review.