After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It’s a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredibly satisfying read. Can you tell I liked it immensely?
Grace loves the cello. Grace loves David. Grace loves Paris, her violin shop and the charming gentleman who regularly shows up in her store. Grace even loves her rude, highly opinionated teenager store clerk, whom all the customers adore.
But when David saves a woman on the Paris Metro and becomes famous, his long-distance affair with Grace is open to public scrutiny and some unexpected hidden truths find the light.
“Sometimes you must have your heart-broken to make it whole.” GOOD-BYE PARIS, has been compared to Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant. If you’ve read either, you’ll find something very special in GOOD-BYE, PARIS … plus, we discover another British author, who is making her debut across the pond.
Anstey Harris teaches creative writing for Canterbury Christ Church University and in the community with her own company, Writing Matters. Harris’s short stories have been widely published in anthologies and online and she was the winner of the H.G. Wells Short Story Prize in 2015. She was recently shortlisted in the National Gallery Short Story Competition and chosen by The Word Factory to read her short story, “A Hairy Tale”, alongside A.L. Kennedy at their June literary salon in 2016. She is a three-time winner of the Faber Academy’s #quickfic competition. Anstey lives in Kent, England, and is the mother of the singer-songwriter (famous for her stint on The X-Factor) Lucy Spraggan.
GOOD-BYE, PARIS hits bookstores August 8th. Pre-order your copy on-line or in your favorite shop. Pre-sales are very favorable for authors, and this charming novel deserves the attention.
We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about Paris. For me, as Audrey (Hepburn) says, “Paris is always a good idea.”
We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck!
Giveaway: USA only please.