Moonlight over Paris: A Novel by Jennifer RobsonMoonlight over Paris: A Novel by Jennifer Robson

Moonlight over Paris: A Novel

byJennifer Robson

Paperback | January 19, 2016

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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.

Jennifer Robson is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author of historical fiction. She studied French literature and modern history as an undergraduate at King's College at the University of Western Ontario. She then attended Saint Anthony's College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her Doctorate in British economi...
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Title:Moonlight over Paris: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:January 19, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Easy and fun read. I always fall in love with her characters.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Gem **May have Spoilers** I love how we first learn of Helena in Somewhere in France (I believe) but we learn very little of her. In fact, because we are cheering for the two love birds in the first book Helena isn't given much thought. The author does a great job of pulling Helena's story together, giving us a glimpse at how the failed engagement impacted her... but we don't dwell on that... she moves on and the rest of her story is an interesting one... A definite read!
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweet, light read. I really enjoyed this book. Perfect light read that transported me to another time and place. Perfect bedtime, bathtime, beachtime book
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Goes quickly, her characters are sympathetic, if a bit cliched. Story kept me reading though, so that's a solid recommendation!
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I just spent a rainy weekend reading this book. I have read all of Jennifer Robson's books now and look forward to what she writes next. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this story I loved this story, having read the previous 2 books by this author, I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book and it did not disappoint. The descriptions of people and places were wonderful and I really liked Helena as a character. It was great that Edward got a cameo appearance and the readers were treated to another glimpse of him. I also thought the notes at the end were a great touch. I am looking forward to the Fall of Poppies and will wait in anticipation for this authors next book.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, light read! I love this book! I read it during a break between semesters and it was the perfect, light romance that I was hoping for. Thought provoking, with beautifully descriptive writing, Moonlight Over Paris made me yearn to go to the places described and gave me a great taste of Paris in the 20s
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average This was just an average read, and it took forever to get through.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I knew that I would really enjoy this book,anything written by Jennifer Robson is a gem. I love the characters in this book,they are vividly brought to life and I felt like I knew them!A very enjoyable book to read!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! The world needs more books like these. I took this on vacation with me and spent 3 days on the beach lounging and reading. I could not put this book down. I had to read slower closer to the end because I didn't want it to end!! Get it. Read it. Fall in love with it.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this writer! I bought this book a couple of months ago. Great writing. Hard to put down.
Date published: 2016-03-16

Editorial Reviews

“Robson’s historical research is evident in her great attention to detail, adding realism to a magnetic novel that’s complete with actual historical figures. The blooming romance between Sam and Ellie is intensified by the magic of Paris in the 1920s, where new artists and musicians collaborated to create original masterpieces.”