Review: I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable

Author: Michelle Gable
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: February 9th 2016
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.
Thirty years later, Laurel’s daughter Annie is newly engaged and an old question resurfaces: who is Annie’s father and what happened to him? Laurel has always been vague about the details and Annie’s told herself it doesn’t matter. But with her impending marriage, Annie has to know everything. Why won’t Laurel tell her the truth?
The key to unlocking Laurel’s secrets starts with a mysterious book about an infamous woman known as the Duchess of Marlborough. Annie’s quest to understand the Duchess, and therefore her own history, takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a decaying estate kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris where answers will be found at last.

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In a tale told by multiple perspectives through different times and traditions, we get to know Laurel and Annie Haley, mother and daughter.
Annie could never imagine that a business trip with her mother to the English countryside would turn into an investigation about the mysterious Duchess of Marlborough, a cryptic local figure that everyone suspects that, after her disappearance, she became the crazy old lady of the town.
It seems that the key to this mystery lies in one mysterious book Annie found in her mother's bookshelf and that she might know much more than she's appearing to know.
This was certainly one of the books in which I didn't know exactly what to expect, I really had no idea of what was lying right in front of me,
Mystery, boldness, history and multiple perspectives! This is not like any book, it certainly is unique and beautiful. I fell in love with the characters and the overall story.
You never know what is waiting for you on the next page, it's unpredictable and sweet. It has romance elements and it's not cheesy at all, and I loved that! (You'll know what I'm talking about when you read it.)
I don't want to disclose any more about this book because the mystery is a very important element in this book but I can tell you that the old woman rocks!
If you like historical romances and contemporary reads you'll certainly enjoy this read, it won't let you down! Seriously, pick it up!

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