Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Woman From Paris

The Woman from Paris Book Summary:

When Lord Frampton dies in a skiing accident, a beautiful young woman named Phaedra appears at his funeral, claiming to be the Lord’s illegitimate daughter. In his will, Lord Frampton has left her the priceless Frampton suite of sapphires, confirming her claim and outraging his three adult sons and widow, Antoinette. Eventually, however, Phaedra’s sweet nature thaws the frosty relationships. She becomes the daughter that Antoinette never had and a wise and compassionate granddaughter to the formidable Dowager Lady Frampton. But an undeniable attraction grows between Phaedra and Frampton’s eldest son, David. It seems an impossible love—blocked by the fury of one family member determined to expose Phaedra as a fraud. Featuring the enchanting characters, scenery, and emotional complexity her fans adore, The Woman from Paris is a sweeping, sophisticated romance about family, forgiveness, and the surprising strength of love.

My Thoughts:  
This book was complicated but in a very uncomplicated way. I enjoyed stepping into this family dynamic and learning about this remarkable family. Phaedra is an interesting character that you at once find yourself liking. Her story meshes very masterfully with all of the Framptons. It was delightful to find myself sliding in like a ghost and almost snooping into their personal affairs. I loved that feeling! 

I definitely think this book was fun! The family was real and reacted to the situation of a woman dropping in out of no where and claiming to be their sister...well it was refreshing. There was surprise, disbelief, anger, and acceptance. I think that was very well done! The ending was definitely unexpected, and was a big surprise. The writing was on point, and the story ran smoothly! I highly recommend it!
Santa Montefiore's Bio:

Santa Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of several novels, including The French Gardener and The Last Voyage of the Valentina. She lives in London with her husband, historian Simon Sebag-Montefiore, and their two children.

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The Giveaway! 
Details: win (1) hardcover of the book - U.S. mailing addresses only

1 comment:

  1. Melissa, I'm so glad you enjoyed Santa's latest release from the writing style to the ending and everything in between. Thanks for the review! :)


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