Review: Paris For One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Title: Paris for One and Other Stories

Author: Jojo Moyes

Pages: 384 Pages

Publisher: Penguin

The Blurb

A collection of 11 unmissable short stories from the number 1 internationally bestselling author of Me Before You and After You.

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend away-to anywhere-before. Travelling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone-including herself- that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed . . .

In the ten other stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives. In Honeymoon in Paris, featuring characters from her bestselling novel, The Girl You Left Behind, Liv and Sophie – though decades apart – both find that marriage is only the beginning of their love stories. In Crocodile Shoes, a businesswoman’s blossoming confidence emerges from a fateful changing-room mix-up. And in both Love in the Afternoon and A Bird in the Hand, two couples dance around the trickiness of long-time marriage.

In this irresistible collection, readers will be whisked from elegant perfume shops to taxis to five-star hotel rooms and more. Jojo Moyes always makes the ordinary moments in life extraordinary.

Funny, charming, and unmissable, Paris for One and Other Stories is Moyes at her best.

The Review

I haven’t read a Jojo Moyes story in a while and I must admit that my reading tastes have changed. However, picking up her work is like putting on a dressing gown that has been warming on a radiator after a cold day out. So very comforting.

What is great is that this collection of short stories reminded me of all the things that I love about her writing. The relatable characters, the lifelike settings and the sense of escapism. It was a book that I needed in between reading a few heavy texts.

What is lovely to know – and so very evident in the characters on display in Paris for One and Other Stories – is that when you pick up a Jojo Moyes book it feels like going home.

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes is available now.

For more information regarding Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyes) please visit www.jojomoyes.com.

For more information regarding Penguin (@PEnguinUKBooks) please visit www.penguin.co.uk

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