Michelle Gable’s I’ll See You in Paris winds together the lives of three women born generations apart, but who face similar struggles of love and heartbreak.
After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.
Thirty years later, Laurel’s daughter Annie is newly engaged and an old question resurfaces: who is Annie’s father and what happened to him? Laurel has always been vague about the details and Annie’s told herself it doesn’t matter. But with her impending marriage, Annie has to know everything. Why won’t Laurel tell her the truth?
The key to unlocking Laurel’s secrets starts with a mysterious book about an infamous woman known as the Duchess of Marlborough. Annie’s quest to understand the Duchess, and therefore her own history, takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a decaying estate kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris where answers will be found at last.
My Rating: 4 stars
I’ll See You in Paris is a novel that will take readers deep into a past. A past that is now, being dug through by a young woman. But first there are places and people she needs to see, before finding the answers she so desperately seeks.
A young woman wants to know about her father and she’s not getting it from her mother. She sets off on her own to discover the truth. There, she is intrigued of the missing duchess and happens to unravel more about her the family does know. Surprises and twists are everywhere. Readers will be switched back and forth as the past is revealed and the present is happening.
I enjoyed reading this historical fiction by Michelle Gable. This is the first of her novels that I have read. After reading this one, I am intrigued to read her other novel, A Paris Apartment. I have heard so much about it, and I can’t wait to read it. As for I’ll See You in Paris, readers will love the fiesty yet charming characters and the history that unfolds. The plot is steady and developed not one that moves fast like some woulld wish. However, I highly recommend it to all who love historical fictions and a good mystery. This is definitely one that will surprise readers at the end. Michelle Gable has a talent in bringing to life her characters and the places withiin her fictional world. I could see myself traveling along with Annie as she seeks for answers.