Moonlight Over Paris

Moonlight Over Paris

A Novel

Book - 2016
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In the spring of 1924, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglass-Parr enters the post-War bohemian art scene in Paris hoping to fulfill her dreams, but she also meets Sam Howard a man scarred by the Great War and unlike any man she has ever met before.

HARPERCOLL

An aristocratic young woman leaves the sheltered world of London to find adventure, passion, and independence in 1920s Paris in this mesmerizing story from the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France and After the War is Over.

Spring, 1924

Recovering from a broken wartime engagement and a serious illness that left her near death, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr vows that for once she will live life on her own terms. Breaking free from the stifling social constraints of the aristocratic society in which she was raised, she travels to France to stay with her free spirited aunt. For one year, she will simply be Miss Parr. She will explore the picturesque streets of Paris, meet people who know nothing of her past—and pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

A few years after the Great War’s end, the City of Light is a bohemian paradise teeming with actors, painters, writers, and a lively coterie of American expatriates who welcome Helena into their romantic and exciting circle. Among them is Sam Howard, an irascible and infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Dangerously attractive and deeply scarred by the horror and carnage of the war, Sam is unlike any man she has ever encountered. He calls her Ellie, sees her as no one has before, and offers her a glimpse of a future that is both irresistible and impossible.

As Paris rises phoenix-like from the ashes of the Great War, so too does Helena. Though she’s shed her old self, she’s still uncertain of what she will become and where she belongs. But is she strong enough to completely let go of the past and follow her heart, no matter where it leads her?

Artfully capturing the Lost Generation and their enchanting city, Moonlight Over Paris is the spellbinding story of one young woman’s journey to find herself, and claim the life—and love—she truly wants.



Baker
& Taylor

Spending a year with her eccentric aunt in Paris in 1924, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr is drawn into the world of the Lost Generation and its circle of American expatriates who help her find the courage to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. By the international best-selling author of Somewhere in France. Original. 100,000 first printing.
"Spring, 1924. Recovering from a broken wartime engagement and a serious illness that left her near death, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr vows that for once she will live life on her own terms. Breaking free from the stifling social constraints of the aristocratic society in which she was raised, she travels to France to stay with her free-spirited aunt. For one year, she will simply be Miss Parr. She will explore the picturesque streets of Paris, meet people who know nothing of her past, and pursue her dream of becoming an artist ... [She soon meets] Sam Howard, an irascible and infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune"--Cover flap.

Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062389824
0062389823
Characteristics: 324, 18 pages ; 21 cm

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islandqueen47
Mar 20, 2016

This book is a pretty weak and somewhat boring story.
Good bedtime reading! Snore.

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marthabwaters
Dec 22, 2015

This is a hard one to rate, because it's a fast read and enjoyable enough, but it also feels a trifle simplistic. The themes of the book and the journey the heroine undergoes make this feel more like a young adult book than an adult one (which I don't mean as a hit to YA! Just that it's hard for me to believe this protagonist is supposed to be in her late 20s, because her who journey of self-discovery feels like a coming-of-age story that would be more at home with a teenage protagonist). Fans of historical fiction will enjoy the 20s setting and the descriptions of clothing and parties, and there's a nice (though predictable) romantic subplot, but it lacks a certain oomph that would have made it a bit more memorable for me. Still, as I said, worth a read for fans of period pieces.

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