One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot



They say Paris is the City of Love, so bring your je ne sais quoi and don’t forget the mistletoe!

Ava and her best friend Debs arrive in Paris just as the snow starts to fall. The Eiffel Tower glitters gold and the scent of spiced wine is all around, but all Ava can think about is Leo, her no-good, cheating ex.

Debs is on a mission to make Ava smile again, and as they tour the Christmas markets, watch lamplight glittering on the river Seine, and eat their body weight in pain-au-chocolat, Ava remembers there’s more to life than men … Until they cross paths with handsome, mysterious photographer Julien with his French accent and hazelnut eyes that seem to see right inside her.

Ava can’t ignore the intense chemistry between them, but her fingers have been burned before and she can’t forget it, especially when her ex, Leo, starts texting again. Can Ava really trust Julien – and what exactly is his secret?

Will Ava go home with a broken heart, or will she find true love amongst the cobbled streets of Paris?

Join Ava and Julien in the most romantic city in the world this Christmas, as they discover the importance of being true to themselves, and learn how to follow their hearts.

One Christmas in Paris is a gorgeous, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy – perfect for fans of Jane Costello, Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond.


My Review – 5 stars

Oh Mandy, you’ve done it again.

I wanted to go to Corfu, to New York, and now I want to go to Paris.

You should work for the tourist board!

I loved the beautiful descriptions of the places in Paris.

The food sounded wonderful.

Mandy’s books always have this effect on me, so well described that I feel I’m there. Seeing the sights, eating the food, feeling the emotions. They give me a giggle too.

We met Ava. In the hairdressers, and having a drastic change of hairdo after a relationship breakup. I want mine bleached and cropped right now.

Debs, her totes amazing best friend, drags her off to Paris to do a bit of family private detective work…..disguised as writing a magazine article.

In Paris we meet Julien, who’s had some family tradegy. And Didier, his bezzie.

Their paths cross on the ladies’ first night in Paris.

We get chemistry straight away (yessss!!!)

I loved the main characters of Ava and Julien.

The supporting roles of Debs and Didier, Julien’s parents and Ava’s mum blended in beautifully to create a lovely story. The problems we have with our parents, and trying to please them, is covered perfectly.

Ava and Julien were making every moment count while they spent those wonderful days together in Paris.

I absolutely loved the ‘love locks’.

And the description of Debs’ Christmas jumper made me want one.

It’s an amazing book and I will keep it in my heart. It gave me a lovely happy feeling.

And I’ve got that lovely Christmassy feeling too 🙂

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for my review copy in exchange for an honest review.

(I think the cover design is gorgeous.)

Publication Date 7th October 2016

Get your copy here One Christmas in Paris


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