I picked up this book because it was on the sale rack and I have a weakness for anything Paris. I’ve been there three times and I’d gladly go again, and I would love to go there in the 1920’s when this book was set.
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson is about Ellie, a broken-hearted young woman who almost dies. When she realizes she’s going to live, she decides to attend art school in Paris for a year and live with her Auntie A. This is an historical romance, set during one of my favourite periods. I’m a huge fan of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, and this book was a bit like that movie, with famous Parisians of the 1920’s making cameo’s here and there throughout the novel.
There were a few cheesy parts, but the author did a great job of setting the scene. I loved Ellie and her friends, and was actually kind of jealous of her life, as I really wished I could be the one attending art school in 1924. Ah, to dream. If you’re like me and love Paris, or are just a historical romance person, I recommend this book. It was a good, quick read.