Hello, bloggers! I hope this month is treating you well and that you’re reading some great books. Also, it’s pub day for Goodbye, Paris, by Anstey Harris. It was actually around 2 a.m., last night, when I finished reading the book, so here’s my review.
Sometimes you have to break your heart to make it whole.
Grace Atherton once had a promising career as a cellist; however, a traumatic incident at her music college years ago discouraged her from ever playing in front of an audience again. Now she owns a violin ship in the U.K., repairing instruments, all the while holding on to a long-distance affair with David, who is living in Paris. After nine years of their affair, Grace is positive that she and David will be together indefinitely. But David’s reason for staying in his loveless marriage is for the sake of his children, so Grace remains patient. But then she learns that David has kept more secrets from her, which leads her to nearly hit rock-bottom.
While Grace wallows in her misery, her closest friends—Mr. Williams, an elegant, elderly violinist, and Nadia, Grace’s teenage store clerk—try to help her realize her potential, that she deserves more out of life. As she works hard to get her life back on track, Grace learns that there’s more than one way to find happiness.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, I was up until 2 a.m. because I was dying to know how it was going to end. And it didn’t disappoint. I’ve told myself that, one day, I’ll get to visit Paris. In the meantime, I encourage you to check out this book. Feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!
*I received this copy from Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review.