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Book Review – Christmas Reunion in Paris by Liz Fielding

I love romance, chemistry and Paris. So I knew I was going to love this book, it blew me away. Thank you for letting me be part of this wonderful blog tour.

Synopsis

Parisian reunion
With the one that got away!

Celebrity chef James Harrington never expected to find himself face-to-face with Chloe, his first love, again… Especially, with her working as a chambermaid at his luxury hotel! Their chemistry’s as strong as ever, but she’s hiding a secret. Can James convince Chloe that their love is worth taking a chance on – again?

Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said – “Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre.”

My Review

You never forget you first love and that was exactly the same for James and Chloe. An unexpected meeting years later, proved the chemistry was definitely still there. It felt that magical, you could feel the chemistry through the pages.

However working as a chambermaid wasn’t the best way to run into her first love. As we all know,  life and romance doesn’t always run smoothly! Especially between two people who have been through a lot in life!

I adored all the characters. James, a high flying chef who was endearing, caring, yet sometimes a little quick to jump in without thinking. Chloe with the most stunning and beautiful soul. Hardworking, having several jobs to provide for herself she was literally run off her feet. I felt a massive sadness for Chloe, I  wanted her to feel happy and free from all of her past. What she had been through was heart breaking.

Sally was a wise character I loved the relationship she had with James. They had such a nice and playful way with each other.  Wasn’t Marie just the kindest, sweetest lady. I wanted to just hug her. I need a visit to the Chateau.

 This was a passionate and deep love story. That left me feeling emotional. With some of the most sweetest moments, it will leave you smiling for a long period of time.  The romance of it all, was very beautiful.

I have a strong desire to go to Paris and this book was exactly what I needed right now with not being able to travel. Escapism at its finest. I  have only been to Paris once when i was a teenager and have the longest to do list when I finally get there again. Well when Covid allows.

I enjoyed reading all of the places mentioned in Paris and loved the way Liz described them. It was like you was walking through the streets of Paris with her.  Eiffel Tower, Louvre, a cruise along the Seine, an open top tour bus, Notre Dame, Arc De Triomphe and many more are on my list that was mentioned. I have also added Bouquinites to my list, as this vintage open air book shop along the Seine riverbank sounds like my kind of heaven.  I also loved the way Liz described the food and wine, my mouth was watering whilst I was reading.

After I wrote this, I had to listen to Unchained Melody, which just brought back all the feels for me and left me giddy! I absolutely loved this beautiful book and if you love romance, I highly recommend reading this. It was special throughout. I had tears at the end of it.

Purchase Links

Amazon – https://mybook.to/ChristmasReunion

iBooks  – https://books.apple.com/gb/book/christmas-reunion-in-paris/id1508284570

Google   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Liz_Fielding_Christmas_Reunion_In_Paris_Mills_Boon?id=DgPdDwAAQBAJ

Nook  – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-reunion-in-paris-liz-fielding/1136637305

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/christmas-reunion-in-paris-mills-boon-true-love-christmas-at-the-harrington-park-hotel-book-1

Mills and Boon – Harlequin –

https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335556462_christmas-reunion-in-paris.html

Mills and Boon Australia

Author Bio – Best selling author, Liz Fielding worked as a secretary in Africa, the Middle East and the UK before writing full time. Her award winning books are published worldwide in multiple languages and she has more than 15 million books in print.

Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said – “Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre…”

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/lizfielding

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Book Review: A Walk In Wildflower Park by Bella Osborne

Imagine you have found the one, with a year to go until the big day. Life is pretty good. Then our of the blue he dumps you.

Focusing on her career that is going well, Anna moves to a new house near her best friend Sophie. Not really looking for love she concentrates on herself….You then have not one, not two but three men all fighting for her affections. What a nightmare?! Said no girl ever!

This was another book from my mother in law. She never disappoints me 😊 It was absolutely fabulous!  Funny, heart-warming and romantic. Also, just the right amount of twists to keep you intrigued (no spoilers here) I also loved where some of the story was set (again no spoilers).

I loved Anna.  At first, she reminded me of me – she was a bit clumsy and a bit of a miss muddle. When she first met Hudson, it was hilarious I was proper laughing out loud but cringing for her at the same time. You could tell she had a hidden past and sadness about her. It made you warm to her even more and wish for her to find the one and be happy. Even though she seemed fairly content and happy at times, she really deserved more.

I loved Hudson. He was cool, calm and very appealing. I imagined him to be like Mr Big in Sex and the City.

I really did not like Connor from the offset.  There was something about him that I just didn’t couldn’t warm too. I felt he had nothing to offer Anna and I really wanted him out of the picture. I found him annoying and like a fly that just wouldn’t go away. There was a bit when I thought what was he playing at, why lie. It had me sending him evils through the pages. It all soon become clear.

As well as the story being focused around Anna, there was also her best friend Sophie. Sophie was going through a bit of a rough patch. I really enjoyed the easy-going friendship between Anna and Sophie. Also the support and love they showed each other. It really made me miss my best friend during lock down and wish I was just around the corner from her.

The location of the story felt and sounded amazing. Its described exactly like the front cover. Imagine a park on your doorstep that only the residents have access too. like a secret garden. Bliss!

I work an office (pre-lockdown) so really liked that some of the plot was based around the work place.I loved the competitiveness of both Hudson and Anna. You could tell as much as they both were against each other they had a soft spot for each other. The work politics is really like that in offices. The work trip… well both of them! How fun!  

Talking of lockdown. I am currently working from home (I know I have been very lucky) and as much as I miss the office environment and people. I am loving the work life balance. Being able to go for runs in the morning. Spending more time with my other half. Being able to sit outside at lunch and read, whilst getting some vitamin D. Having no traffic stress to contend with. Just blissful. I will go back to the office eventually but for now, home is where the heart is 😊 How is everyone else finding the work life balance?

I hope you are all coping OK and are ready to adapt to what will be the new norm.

Have a good Friday and a lovely sunny weekend.