|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2017|
Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Madeleine finds her grandmother's old diary and she is transported to glamorous Jazz Age Paris by accounts of a wild, romantic summer. Emboldened, Madeleine escapes Chicago and heads to her hometown, where she lives with her disapproving mother. Creating her own Parisian summer, Madeleine reconnects with her love of painting and finds a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef. With the revelation of a dark family secret, however, will Madeleine have the strength to continue in her new life? In this captivating novel by the editor of A Paris All Your Own, Madeleine's story unfolds side-by-side with that of her free-spirited grandmother.
"Fresh, endearing…. [This novel] is finely written and absorbing, and explores the always compelling questions of how to balance reality and romance, duty and dreams, family and freedom."—Minneapolis Star Tribune