I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Way Ticket to Paris by Emma Robinson
Also by this author: The Undercover Mother, Happily Never After
Published by Bookouture on 31st October 2018
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you last had it’. The problem is that what I’ve lost is… me.
Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at three a.m. as her husband snores, panicking about shopping lists, birthday parties, and the school bake sale…
She finds herself in the kitchen, gulping water, staring at a postcard of the Eiffel Tower from Shannon, her best friend.
Paris, with its red wine, slippery cobbles and curly lamp posts. Where the scent of freshly-baked croissants hangs in the air, and Kate last remembers feeling like herself.
The postcard is a year old. It has just one line on it: When are you coming?
An inspiring, feel-good tale of friendship, love, and what happens when running away is the only way you can find your way home. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green and Marian Keyes.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I have read two of Emma’s books before and I really enjoy her style.
This book follows 3 women. Each chapter is told from a different POV. If you have read my reviews before you will know this is something I LOVE! I really enjoy seeing things from different perspectives and getting into each characters head.
First, we meet Kate. Kate is a stay at home mum of 2. Kate has had a pretty rough year and she is feeling a bit overwhelmed and a bit lost. I really liked Kate. She wants to please everyone and in doing so she has not thought about herself in a long time.
Kate’s friend Shannon is our second character. Shannon lives in Paris and from Kate’s perspective is still having the fun life she had before she was a mum. What Kate doesn’t realise is Shannon has some secrets of her own. Shannon was an interesting character. I would have never guessed her secrets. I was quite shocked when it was revealed. It did however completely explain why she is the way she is. Shannon did make me laugh quite a lot too.
Our third character is Laura. Laura works in the same company as Shannon and is in Paris for a meeting. Laura has been with James for 12 years but she feels like life has stopped moving for her. Everyone else is getting married, having babies and she is living in a pokey flat with a job she hates. Laura was my favourite character. There was something about her that I instantly liked.
Emma has a way of making you fall in love with these characters and their crazy, impulsive actions. this book had a lot of laughs but there were also a few heartbreaking moments. This story was about finding yourself, putting what you want first and not always trying to please everyone else. I think that sometimes we all need to take a little time to do the things that make us happy.
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