Review: Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant

Seven Letters from ParisThe Blurb

Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime

At age 40, Samantha Verant’s life is falling apart-she’s jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck… until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she’d met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize that the passion they felt 20 years prior hasn’t faded with time and distance.

Samantha knows that jetting off to France to reconnect with a man that she only knew for one sun-drenched, passion-filled day is crazy-but it’s the kind of crazy she’s been waiting for her whole life.

The Review

Well, wow. Samantha Verant is living in her own romantic movie. Who manages to reconnect with a past love, whom lives in a whole other continent, after twenty years and have it all work out? This is exactly what happened for the author of Seven Letters from Paris. She lived the freaking fairy tale. I’m not going to lie, this is the fairy story I have always wanted to have…except for the living twenty years apart…but all the other stuff, I am totally on board with.

Strangely, I had recently read a very similar book (reviewed last week on LisaTalksAbout) by another writer. A memoir of someone in a loveless marriage who finds love – all with a Parisian connection, so I was a bit put out by that. Obviously, this is no one’s fault. It is just a freaky-deaky coincidence. I must admit that it did make me enjoy the book less. Not because Seven Letters from Paris isn’t good – it really is – but more from the fact that I felt I was reading another writer’s version of a story I had already read. Both books were memoirs. It couldn’t be helped.

Seven Letters from Paris is a great story for the hopeless romantic, those who have been scorned by love but still believe in the magic of love. This is the kind of book that gives the loveless hope. It is enjoyable and who doesn’t love a happy ending?

Give Seven Letters from Paris a read. It is well worth it.

Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir by Samantha Verant is available now.

35 Stars


  1. 8th February 2016 / 7:53 am

    Great review, made we want to read Seven Letters from Paris ASAP! Now I just need to go find a copy…

    • 8th February 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Aww if I had a physical copy I would have offered to send it to you (I’m desperately culling my bookshelves) – it is quite cheap on Kindle usually 🙂 if you do read it then I hope you enjoy it 🙂 x x

      • 9th February 2016 / 6:08 am

        Thanks!! It’s the thought that counts 🙂 Might end up being a kindle buy for me! I absolutely love true stories/biographies and love adding physical copies to my bookshelf! And Almost French happens to be one of my favourites, so I’m sure I’ll love this one 🙂

        • 10th February 2016 / 6:14 pm

          Oooh I haven’t even heard of this one. I’m going to have to look it up. Thanks for the request. I have one coming up called My Paris Dream which looks good. I will let you know how it reads 🙂 x x

    • 8th February 2016 / 7:43 pm

      I’m terrible for books that have anything French on them – such a francophile x x

  2. 8th February 2016 / 10:38 am

    Wow this sounds so cute ? Never heard of this book before ! Definitely worth a look 😉 -Trang

  3. 8th February 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Your review whets my appetite. Looks good. On my tbr list already.

    • 10th February 2016 / 6:12 pm

      It is good. It also makes you realise that dreams do come true….ok I creeped myself out with how cheesy that sounded 🙂 x x

      • 10th February 2016 / 6:39 pm

        Not cheesy at all. It is true. It is also a very strong thread in the story of Boi as told in my debut novel, “Eleven Miles.” Take a look for it online.

        Then again, may I am cheesy!

  4. 11th February 2016 / 4:06 am

    Samantha Verant is a joy of a person. Love her and love her memoir!

    Thanks for posting your review!

  5. 11th February 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Another Paris one;) We could all appreciate a happy ending so it sounds like it will be a pleasant read:)

    • 12th February 2016 / 5:01 pm

      I’m having French February! Lol. You are the only person to mention my theme 🙂 x x

      • 13th February 2016 / 4:19 am

        Haha!! French February is a cool concept!

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