Publishers’ Weekly describes Blame It on Paris as “a frothy French confection”, and Booklist calls it “hilarious a fun, frothy tale for anyone who has ever. Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting And only weeks before she’s scheduled to leave Paris for good?. REVIEW: Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand love the way your redneck Georgia brothers pronounce his name) uncles’ farm outside Paris.

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She’s from small-town Georgia. Although my library had the book labeled fiction, it reads very much like a memoir and even according to the author it very much is. Every description of how hot Sebastien was felt kind of creepy.

Blame It on Paris by Laura Florand

This book was a slow starter, with the author describing her trips to a certain restaurant repeatedly. Apr 01, Nath rated it it was amazing Shelves: Selected pages Title Page. Account Options Sign in. There were parts of the French I didn’t fllorand a clue about but I doggedly tried to see it in my mind.

It’s written in a chic-lit style but is a memoir about how the author met her French husband and how they got married. It felt like it jumped from just getting together to making all these life changes for each other.

It hovers on the steps outside the Forum, where layra of the drug trades seem to take place, judging by the odors and the police busts, or prowls the laurx cobblestones. This is a great read for romance, travel, and just plan fun. This just entirely made me feel like reading a brochure thrown with a love story. Nov 25, Renee rated it it was ok.

I really enjoyed reading it. Mar 13, Stephanie rated it b,ame was amazing Shelves: Sadly, I didn’t particularly like the character of Laura the protagonist. And only weeks before she’s scheduled to leave Paris for good? The rest of the book shows her process of growing up, actually getting to know and be included in French culture, and realizing just how wrong all of her initial stereotypes were.


Since I spent multiple years living in Vienna in my 20s NOT Paris, but still, the experience of being floradn American student living in a continental European city with a foreign language has some real commonalities! I’m so going to check out her fiction next. As the days slip by, she’s finding it harder and harder to say adieu. My tongue froze, and a flush climbed up my cheeks.

Actually, I didn’t finish oj book. Wow, I just had time to think, and then floran menus were on our table, and he was gone to bring somebody a bottle of wine.

There were some things I liked about this book, and others I didn’t. Laura lives a life of high drama, humor, and romance that reads like fiction but is even better because it laua happened. BUT – and I am extraordinarily jealous Ever clorand a book that made you fall in love with the person who wrote it AND an entire culture that is not your own and you never had any leanings toward previously? The way the author changes over the course of her journey in France partly back in US too and how she came to deal with her insecurities, and basically,the country of France itself was written well.

Best of all, she turns the tables and lets us see our own culture through the fresh, French eyes of the man she loves. I kept on reading funny bits out loud to Patrick because they were too good not to share! And so, third reason is because she is from the South, and I am Southern, and I love the South most of it, anyway – the bigotry and ignorance can take a hike and love Southern stories and literature.

Due to it being a memoir,it delves into a lot of details.

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Blame It On Paris

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I have to hand it to them. She is pushed by her friends to leave him a note and what follows is not only their love story, but also how they fell in love with each others’ families. Once Laura finally has the courage to instigate something more than a patron and server rapport with the server, whose name is Sebastian, the book delves into the two years of them becoming a couple and dealing with different views, cultures, immigration and family.

The hero is so awesome. Plus, who would want to get involved with someone who lives in this stupid city? May 26, Joanne rated it really liked it Shelves: The racial and social tension vibrates against your skin as you walk through the area until the fine hair on your arms stands straight up from the charge. Blame It on Paris. I almost gave up, and I’m glad I didn’t. The last two-thirds are worth your troubles.

It’s a nonfiction memoir about living in Paris for a year in her 20s and getting together with the French love of her life just a month before she was supposed to leave the country already having had a whole plan for her life which included a PhD program in America and never coming back to France again Feb 04, Mina Khan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The sink and toilet are kept in separate rooms.

I’m trying to catch up on all of the things written by Mrs. The families too,are a hoot. My favorite parts were the ones with the different family members.