Rosalie Laurent is the proud owner of Luna Luna, a little post-card shop in St. Germain, and if it were up to her, far more people would write cards. Her specialty is producing “wishing cards,” but where her own wishes are concerned the quirky graphic artist is far from lucky. Every birthday Rosalie sends a card inscribed with her heart’s desire fluttering down from the Eiffel Tower – but none of her wishes has ever been fulfilled.
Then one day when an elderly gentleman trips up in her shop and knocks over a post-card stand, it seems that her wish cards are working after-all. Rosalie finds out that it is Max Marchais, famed and successful author of children’s books who’s fallen into her life. When he asks her to illustrate his new (and probably last) book, Rosalie is only too glad to accept, and the two – very different – maverick artists become friends.
Rosalie’s wishes seem to be coming true at last, until a clumsy American professor stumbles into her store with accusations of plagiarism. Rosalie is hard pressed to know whether love or trouble is blowing through her door these days, but when in doubt, she knows that Paris is Always a Good Idea when one is looking for the truth and finding love.
My Rating: 5 stars
Nicolas Barreau is a talented writer whose words bring to life a charming and romantic story. Paris is Always a Great Idea is a story of how one woman’s life changes for the better and then turns into a mystery that needs answers. My first novel I have ever read by Nicolas Barreau and I am already drawn deep into his characters and iressitible plot. Rosalie Laurent is a strong female character that will win every reader’s heart. Her story is told in a realtisitic fashion that brings us dreamers and hope seekers to falling in love and then leaving us wondering what will happen next. Page one, will definitely lure readers further into this intrigiuing world of fiction. I felt like I was right there with Rosalie as everything unfolded. Nicolas Barreau is a master who knows what to bring his readers and make them stand in awe. Overall, I highly recommend reading Paris is Always a Great Idea.