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Paris 1873: Despite being a devoted husband and father, Luc Marteille, a charismatic Impressionist artist, becomes obsessed with his young model, Hélène. Flattered by his attentions, she becomes torn between Luc and her fiancé; and faces a decision that could destroy the lives of everyone around them. 

Paris, 2007: Grieving over the death of her son, and with her marriage in trouble, Anna's life is falling apart. When a long-hidden love letter is discovered in the back of her favorite painting, she seizes the opportunity to go to Paris. Intending to research Hélène, the mysterious recipient of the letter, she is thrown together with the arrogant François. Dependent on his help, Anna realizes the tension between them is attraction. Should she continue a lifetime of playing it safe or listen to her heart? If you enjoy perceptive, complex stories exploring the rich variety of human emotions, you'll love this beautifully poignant love story.

©ebook: 2014 paperback print: 2017 Teagan Kearney (P)2018 Teagan Kearney

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A Parisian Affair

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is a story that starts with grief and ends with a fling. It is a love story, but not a love forever story. In fact there are several love stories, the one for a lost child, the one for a rebellious but so lovable daughter, new love, old love, young love, love of adventure, vicarious love, love for a new start. It is all there in the streets of Montmartre, expressed in its art, joie de vivre, ancient cobblestones. But its also the story of profound grief for the loss of a son, a wife, a brother, a grief that is about to destroy the remaining family members. This break from the everyday life is just what the doctor ordered. Away from the constant memories and familiar places, the healing process can finally really start. And it is this healing process at the end that it's at the heart of this book. Nicely written and narrated, you will enjoy this different type of love story.

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Great story

I was looking forward to listening to this book as I was on my way to Paris and Montmartre.

After the main character finds a letter behind an old painting, it gives her a reason to go to Montmartre with her daughter. The narrator did a fine job of going back and forth between times, (the artist time and present). I enjoyed this story.

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Great!

Unique, well written and fantastic narration - this was fantastic!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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Or, Two Summers and several aspects of love

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request from AudioBoom and agreed to give an honest review. I liked this book, and I'm glad I listened to it. I'm not sure it's one I would have picked out on my own as it is not your typical romance, despite its subtitle. Anna, the contemporary heroine, is close to my age (i.e. not young!) and her fascination with a work of art combined with her despair over the loss of her son leave her vulnerable and unsure of the foundations in her life she previously thought sound. Her research in Paris uncovers a century old love story between a painter and his subject while it simultaneously allows her to explore passion from an unfamiliar perspective in a new-to-her city. There are no heart-stopping moments of excitement, but the story gently peels back the illusion of love to reveal the foundations important in every relationship, regardless of time or place.

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A love story that's human

Everyone loves a good love story right? Long lost love letters? Even better. The reading of the letters was my favorite part. The characters were brought to life in a way that made them seem real and human. Sacrifice is such a hard topic to bring up in books. Often it is exaggerated to the point of being uncompromising. One Summer In Montmartre does a great job of keeping it human and accessible. Family is such a strong focal point of this book again in a way that is relatable. Everyone deals with kids who don't seem to connect with their parents or family members. I love how truly relatable this story is and weaves together so many great aspects of what makes us human; love, loss, grief, strength, and family. I received this book in return for my unbiased review.

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Nice Story

I got this ARC via audiobook boom. This story begins very slow but picked up after the baby's birth. It was twisted and wrapped around two sets of people. The letters were the best part of the story for me. The narrator was not my cup of tea but she did a good job of bringing the story to life.

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a very complex book

I think this book is very interesting I loved the letters very much I loved the understanding of sacrifice and love it was very interesting and very and extremely well-written the life of both characters is very complex about the journey itself was so good I loved it so very much I think I will listen to this book again probably it will not be now but I'm sure I will
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One Summer

I found this confusing at best,boring at worst.There was too much going on for me to keep up with. Nano Nagle was a fine narrator. was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Julia B
  • 06-02-18

Charming story

A charming story, brilliantly narrated. It brought to life Paris in 1873 with great characters and a good plot.