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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:346
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667862200

Was it Love? Or Was it Paris?

A Novel

by MJ Bachman View author's profile page

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Reminiscent of E.M. Forster's A Room With A View. A historical romance set in post-war France. Paris 1950. The country is still reeling from the horrors of the Second World War. Jacquie, an American Exchange student experiencing her junior year abroad, fights falling in love with handsome, irresistible Georges-Henri who has been damaged physically and emotionally by what he has been through.
She was in love with Paris, but would a year in the City of Light bring her romance, too? When Jacquie, an American Exchange student, arrives in Paris to spend her junior year abroad, she is intrigued by handsome Georges-Henri whose sister Hélène is Jacquie's host. The year is 1950. France is still reeling from the horrors of the Second World War. Meanwhile Jacquie's friend and roommate, Claudine, has her own set of adjustments to make. Their living arrangement in the apartment on Avenue Mozart in the Sixteenth Arrondissement is disappointing. There's no central heating and only a single bathroom that the girls will have to share with six other people. Worse, they were promised a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Instead, what did they get? A room looking into a courtyard. And the room with the view is forbidden to them. None of this concerns Jacquie. She is in Paris, the most romantic city in the world. As the year progresses, she grows closer to Georges-Henri. But all the feelings she has for him are threatened when she finds out he has a secret.
About the author
MJ Bachman lives in Southern California. Her lifelong passion for La Ville Lumière and for all things French has fueled her novels and given her the opportunity to visit the city many times. She has worked in France as a business and marketing executive and previously taught French and creative writing. The author's previous novels (writing as MJ Roë) have won awards at the Paris Book Festival, the London Book Festival, and the Los Angeles Book Festival. This is her first novel writing as MJ Bachman. Follow Mj at www.roezes.com.