My Secret Guide to Paris

Finished My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder.

Summary (from Goodreads):

From the author of the Charmed Life and It’s Raining Cupcakes series comes a novel of family, friends, and a Paris adventure that readers will never forget!

Nora has always wanted to see Paris, thanks to her Grandma Sylvia’s stories. But when Sylvia suddenly passes away just months before their planned trip, Nora thinks she’s lost everything.

Nora still dreams of Paris–and when she finds her own name on a set of clues to a Parisian scavenger hunt packed away in her grandmother’s room, along with plane tickets, Nora knows that Sylvia still wants her to go, too.

At last, Nora sets off on the adventure–and mystery–of a lifetime. What did Grandma Sylvia want her to find in Paris? Why do all the clues insist that Nora’s mother be with her? And could the key to healing and forgiveness be found at the top of the Eiffel Tower?”

I absolutely love this book.

I’ve never been to Paris, and France has never been one of the countries I’ve most wanted to visit, but this book has changed that.  Should I win the lottery, I am totally going to Paris and attempting to recreate the adventures that Nora has.

I love the relationship that Nora has with her grandma.  Even though their relationship is told via flashbacks and conversations that Nora has with other people, it’s obvious that they were very close and loved each other very much.  (I mean, obviously, given the trouble that Sylvia went to in order to ensure that Nora’s first trip to Paris would be absolutely perfect, the literal trip of a lifetime.)

Lisa Schroeder is an amazing author, one of my favorites, and this book didn’t disappoint.  Whether you’re already a fan or are looking for a book to start with, this is the perfect book for you.

Highly recommended.

 

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