Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ooh La La!

A while back, I decided to create a Listmania list on Amazon that I could put my own book in, and since a hefty chunk of Fashioning a Romance takes place in Paris, I thought I'd make it a Paris-themed list. You can check it out on Amazon here, or just scroll down to read.

Ooh La La: Great Girly Books Set in Paris

1. Kissed in Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Romance and adventure with a gorgeous Frenchman, sparkling dialogue and plenty of plot twists. What's not to love?

2. Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand

This charming semi-autobiographical tale is a fish out of water story - the heroine is from rural Georgia, USA. Tres bon!

3. A Wedding in Paris: 
We'll Always Have Paris/Something Borrowed, Something Blue/Picture Perfect 
by Barbara Bretton, Marie Ferrarella and Cindi Myers

Mon Dieu! This is a collection of three short romantic stories, centering around a wedding in Paris. Absolutely enchanting.

4. We'll Always Have Paris by Jessica Hart

Love, love, LOVE this book. Sweet, quirky and charming with some LOL moments as well as scenes to make you sigh wistfully, it's tres magnifique!

5. One Dance in Paris by Julia Holden

Incredible premise, this one. A vintage dress launches the narrator's search for clues into her late mother's life and though it deals with some serious stuff, it's written in a fun, light voice.

6. Hidden in Paris by Corine Gantz

A beautifully written story about three women struggling with their own issues who bond in friendship. As delicious as a tarte tatin.

7. Fashioning a Romance by Libby Mercer

Bien sur! Of course I had to give my own book a shout-out. Here's what I said about it: This light hearted love story is one part romance and one part chick lit with a dash of humor and a pinch of glitz. J'adore!

8. Left Bank by Kate Muir

This slightly satirical story exposes the lives of the ultra rich on the... you guessed it - the Left Bank. It's full of quirky characters and hilarious irony.

9. Sleeping with Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Yep, that's right. Juliette Sobanet is just such a fab author (and fellow Francophile) that I had to include her other book on this list. This delightful book details the dating world in Paris.

10. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

I know, I know. It's not the same kind of story as the others, but I just had to include this one. One of the first girly books I fell in love with, Madeline is timeless.

I'll bet you can recite it along with me: "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelves little girls in two straight lines..."

And there you have it, folks. My Top Ten Fun and Fabulous Girly Books Set in Paris. Wow. Try saying that five times fast! Let me know if there are any amazing reads I've overlooked!



  1. Argh. It won't let me edit this thing since I apparently added too many labels. I just wanted to point out that the list is not in any particular order. I just liked how the covers looked line up this way. :-)

    1. You should also check out "Scent of Triumph" by Jan Moran. Historical fiction about a Parisian woman displaced by WW2. Very good and with a lovely picture of Paris on the cover