I have several new releases, all within a few months of one another, but want you all to know how much I LOVE One Paris Summer.
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When my daughter turned sixteen, I took her to Paris to fulfill a dream we both shared–visiting Paris. I had wanted to visit Paris since my high school freshman French class, and my daughter wanted to go after falling in love with Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
While we were there, a story started appearing in my head. A girl who spent the summer in Paris and found her first love. I’ll be honest–I sat on the story for a couple of years, but when I mentioned the idea to my agent, he told me he wanted to try to sell it to a traditional publisher. It took me over a year to finally write the partial I had promised him, but once we had it out on submission, we had an offer within a a couple of months.
I love this story–did I mention that? One of the reasons I wrote this book was for my daughters (currently ages thirteen and eighteen) who both LOVE young adult contemporary romances. With that in mind, I decided that I wanted Sophie to fall in love, but I didn’t want the French boy she fell for to be her whole world. I wanted a her to fall for a boy who supported her dreams and not ask her to fit into a role that made HIM happy. And while the book is a romance, it’s also a story of other relationships as well–Sophie and her estranged father, who abandoned her and her brother the summer before. Sophie and her new stepmother, a woman she would love to hate, but can’t help loving. Sophie and her older brother and the new relationship they forge during their summer.
Even though One Paris Summer is a young adult romance, it’s a story that can be enjoyed by adults to middle schoolers. It’s a book that mothers can read with their daughters. I wrote this book knowing that my then twelve-year-old daughter would read it.
I know a lot of my readers will dismiss this book simply because it’s a young adult book, but I encourage you to read the first three chapters on Wattpad. Give it a chance. You might actually like it.
Everyone who preorders a copy of One Paris Summer will receive a swag pack AND be entered to win a basket of Parisian goodies! AND if you order a print copy from Reader’s World bookstore in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, your book will be personalized. To order from Reader’s World call 816-246-7323, email Apodaca.email@example.com, or stop by their store at 983 NE Rice Road in Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
To be entered send your proof of preorder to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m excited for you to read Sophie’s story and maybe fall in love with Paris too. 😉