Christmas in Paris: A Novel (Mass Market)
Love and magic in the City of Light. . .
Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hôtel de Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs-Élysées and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Neil decided to take over his grandparents’ farm and Isabel wasn't ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle.
When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is, until Isabel locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully, her neighbor, Alec, a French children’s book illustrator, comes to her rescue. He is nursing his own broken heart at the Crillon. With Alec by her side, she begins to enjoy Paris at Christmas. But after a chance encounter with a fortune-teller and a close call with a taxi, Isabel finds herself questioning everything she thinks is important. Will a touch of Christmas magic prove her wrong?
Praise for Anita Hughes' Christmas in Paris:
“A charming modern-day fairy-tale romance.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
ANITA HUGHES is the author of Monarch Beach, Market Street, Lake Como, French Coast, Rome in Love, Island in the Sea, Santorini Sunsets, Christmas in Paris, White Sand, Blue Sea, and Emerald Coast. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.