on Tour August 15-28 with
That Spring in Paris
(women’s fiction / romance) Release date: May 25, 2017 at Lion’s Paw Publishing
SYNOPSISTwo Americans literally collide at the entrance to a Paris hospital, each desperately searching for friends felled in the same unspeakable tragedy. Patrick Finley Deschanel, an expatriate former U.S. Air Force pilot, quit the military after a career flying helicopter rescue missions in the Middle East. Now resident on a classic barge moored on the Seine, Finn is a man with both physical battle scars and psychic wounds that overshadow his day-to-day encounters at every turn. Juliet Thayer is a fledgling landscape painter who seeks escape from a tyrannical older brother and her job at his violent video war games company in San Francisco. Her emergency trip to Paris also raises doubts as to her impending engagement to a colleague where she serves as packaging design director and “Chief Branding Officer” of GatherGames, a highly speculative enterprise in which her parents are heavily invested. As Finn and Juliet form a tenuous attachment in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that traumatized the French capital November 13, 2015, they wonder if the “City of Light” can provide a path out of the darkness for two emotional exiles who fear–along with the world at large—that their universe has descended into a permanent state of chaos and that the renewal of spring might never come. New York Times bestselling novelist and Emmy-award winning news producer Ciji Ware displays her formidable skill at weaving fact and fiction–delivering a gripping story about the discovery of love and regained serenity in the wake of horrifying events.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ciji Ware, a graduate of Harvard University in History, is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of historical and contemporary fiction, and two works of nonfiction. An Emmy-award winning former radio and TV broadcaster for 23 years in Los Angeles, her numerous writing accolades include a Dorothy Parker Award of excellence, and being short-listed for the Willa [Cather] Literary Award. Her family circle includes a husband of many decades, a grown son and daughter-in-law, and now two grandsons under four, along with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cholly Knickerbocker. Ware lives in a cottage by the sea on San Francisco Bay.
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MY REVIEWThat Spring in Paris is the fourth installment from Ciji Ware's series, Four Seasons Quartet. Since I have not read a book by this author before, I believe the book can be read as a standalone. At least, I did not feel like I was lost, confused, or missing anything.
I thought That Spring in Paris was a pretty good read. Ciji Ware perfectly captures the sights and sounds of the setting, as well as, the emotions and feelings of the main characters. The story fits right in with the current events and tragedies that have been happening around the world recently, making it more believable and more relatable for many. Even though the story has many heartbreaking scenes, they are sweet romantic scenes, as well, that helped break away from the seriousness of the situation the characters were in.
I would give this book four stars and I hope to read more of series and books by Ciji Ware in the near future.
I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.