Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir – Eliza Watson

February 18, 2014 Book Reviews 2

Unknown-354What they say:

‘Event planner Samantha Hunter is prepared for a few challenges when escorting a group of good ole boy beer distributors to Paris, the city of haute cuisine and fine wines. However, she doesn’t foresee being passed up for a promotion because she is too professional and doesn’t knock back beers with her clients.

Her focus soon switches from landing the well-deserved promotion to finding her free-spirited sister, who lives in Paris and has disappeared, leaving behind family secrets to be uncovered. A sexy puppeteer helps Samantha search for clues to her sister’s whereabouts and teaches her to embrace her inner child. And a funeral-crashing psychic demonstrates the importance of living life to the fullest. It takes Samantha’s life spiraling out of control for her to finally get a life.’

 

What we say – review by Noemi T Verlan:

I just couldn’t leave this book alone and had to keep reading even with bleary little eyes. I found it completely laugh out loud hilarious, as I spend time in France and yes, the phone signal is awful! The descriptions of the fresh baguette and hotdogs alone made me a little homesick to go back again as the writer has brought to life the freshness of the local produce at the market and I felt as though I was with the main character as she bought fresh flowers in the shop.

Some characters are very animated, larger than life and in charge, while some are quietly in the background waiting for their part to blossom. Yet the very true subtlety and complexity in Luc is beautifully written. The life story of each character allows for the writer to seamlessly stitch the story lines together like an expensive Chanel suit.
This book makes you roll your eyes, laugh, cry (yes, tissues will be required for both laughter and sorrow), shout at the situation and sigh in disbelief!! Yet it also deals very gently with several very strong issues and looks at them fearlessly, without allowing them to overpower the characters or the storyline. This was so cleverly and quietly done that it was only when I had finished the book and was contemplating it in its entirety that I fully saw how well it had been captured.

As I read I could literally feel the Parisian sunshine on my skin. I could feel the dust in the warm air as I zipped along on the scooter. This book became a part of me and it so very rarely happens to me that I treasure the book (file I guess, these days! But I somehow cannot help referring to something that has moved me as a book not just a piece of encryption). These are rare occasions. Bravo Mme Watson!

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2 Responses to “Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir – Eliza Watson”

  1. Noemie Verlan

    pas de problème, il était facile d’examiner un tel livre délicieux

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