Genre: Romance/woman’s fiction
Publication date: May 14, 2020
Publisher: Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus
Potential Trigger Warning: Plane crash, death of a loved one, potential suicide, miscarriage
Someday in Paris is overwhelmingly sad, dreamy, and hopeful. It pulled at my heartstrings like no story ever has.
It hinges on the concept of soulmates, and there are so, so many missed opportunities that it becomes frustrating to wait for Leon and Zara to meet next and see if they recognize each other. I feel the book could have been much shorter and yet retained the magical spark that kept the couple bound to each other.
I loved reading about Zara’s vivid dreams and that inexplicable force pulling Leon and Zara toward each other even when they’re with different people. I also loved the fact that despite their doubts, they never fully gave up on each other.
The fluid and natural writing style makes it easy to breeze through the book. I don’t know anything about art history but I enjoyed reading about Monet and various other artists.
Someday in Paris is a complicated story about hope, trust, lies, fears, and beliefs that shape relationships through decades.
(Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my review copy!)
‘An epic, sweeping romance about soulmates and second chances’ Holly Miller.
‘An absolutely unforgettable love story’ Mandy Baggot.
‘A deeply moving, richly evocative story of love, loss and the power of hope’ Miranda Dickinson.
Finding the one is only the beginning…
1954. Zara is fifteen the first time she meets Leon. During a power cut in a small French museum, the two spend one short hour in the dark talking about their love for art, Monet and Paris. Neither knows what the other looks like. Both know their lives will never be the same.
1963. In Paris, Leon no longer believes he will ever find the girl he lost that night. After dreaming about him for years, Zara thinks she has already found him. When they meet at an exhibition, they don’t recognise each other – yet the way they feel is so familiar…
Over the course of twenty years, Zara and Leon are destined to fall in love again and again. But will they ever find a way to be together?
‘It’s about dreams and taking chances. Missed opportunities and mistakes. Loss and sacrifice. But above all, it is about love. The kind of love that survives time, distance… even death. The kind of love I wish for you.’
A magical new love story about star-crossed lovers, perfect for hopeless romantics and fans of One Day and The Notebook.
What readers are saying about Someday in Paris:
‘I absolutely adored this book and stayed up late at night to finish it!! I couldn’t put it down. This was a truly epic love story’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Magical, all-encompassing and timeless; an unforgettable romance’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Without question 5.0 Exquisite Stars!! There are not enough magical adjectives to describe the beauty of this story!! Someday in Paris moved me beyond words and to quite a few tears’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Some books leave you a print in your heart which make them difficult to forget … Emotive, sweet and unforgettable … The most beautiful book I’ve read in a while!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is a book for hopeless romantics, for those who dare to dream, and for those who believe in true love everlasting … I could not put it down’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book left me speechless. I haven’t read such an amazing story in a long time’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I absolutely loved this book … The story kept me hanging on and reading late into the night’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About Olivia Lara
OLIVIA LARA was born and raised in Bucharest in a family of booklovers and storytellers. Since university she has worked as a journalist and marketer in Romania, France and the United States. She is currently a marketing executive in San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area with her husband, young daughter and four cats. Someday in Paris is her first novel.
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