**We were gifted an e-copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own**
Today I’m thrilled to be able to offer my thoughts on Olivia Lara’s novel Someday In Paris as part of the publication tour organised by Aria Fiction. Check out all the must know info about this brand new release as well as my full review.
About The Book
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. But 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. Zara thinks she has already found him. When they meet at an exhibition, they don’t recognise each other – but the way they feel is so familiar…
Over the course of thirty years, Zara and Leon are destined to fall in love again and again. But will they ever find a way to be together?
As teenagers a chance meeting in a darkened museum set Zara & Leon’s lives spiralling on an unpredictable course that spans decades and would have an impact neither would have imagined in their wildest dreams.
They may have only had a snatched hour during a power cut, but Zara’s heart hasn’t forgotten Leon. She dreams of him and for women in her family dreams are something not to be taken lightly. Despite frequent letter writing as teens, fate had other ideas and tragedy tore the two apart, losing contact and with no way to stay in touch that should have spelled the end of their budding romance. But, can years, distance and circumstance override destiny and keep soulmates apart?
Someday In Paris broke me! What more can I say except this is an exquisitely written, complex love story that broke my heart over and over, keeping me up most of the night reading desperate to reach the conclusion. Olivia Lara has created a love story of epic proportions that’s filled with a cast of colourful, relatable characters that I know will stay with me for a long time to come.
This story is extremely thought provoking and really left me thinking about destiny and what the universe has lined up for each and every one of us. This aspect of the book was a pleasant surprise as I expected a simple love story, instead discovering one with themes that offered the realistic perspective that love isn’t a fairy tale. which gave it so much more depth.
Throughout the story there were lots of references to museums as well as specific artists and their work. I really enjoyed this aspect from a personal perspective as I studied art history and have a keen interest in this area – although it did make me want to pack a bag and take a trip to the Louvre, a place it seems I’m not destined to visit after two cancelled trips!
I can’t recommend this book enough, it’s a 5 star plus read for me! If you decide to give it a go I highly advise having a pack of tissues to hand for this story filled to bursting with love, loss, pain, tragedy and most importantly forgiveness.
About The Author
Olivia’s love for words started as a child when she spent all her summer vacations watching her grandfather, who worked for the biggest publishing house in Romania, edit hundreds of books. She is a former investigative journalist for a newspaper and a television network in Romania, now a Marketing Director in Silicon Valley – in between she lived in Paris where her love for the Alsace region was born.
Someday In Paris is available to purchase now from Amazon*
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