The Light of Paris

Author(s): Eleanor Brown


"I adored The Light of Paris. It's so lovely and big-hearted--it made me long for Paris."--Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of Me Before You and After You

The miraculous novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Weird Sisters--a sensation beloved by critics and readers alike.

Madeleine is trapped--by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears--in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters.

In Madeleine's memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been--elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie's bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in caf s, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist.

Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine's marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother's bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer--reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart.

Margie and Madeleine's stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.


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'I adored The Light of Paris. It's so lovely and big-hearted' JOJO MOYES 'Soulfulness and emotional insight meet laugh-out-loud humour' PAULA McLAIN, author of The Paris Wife The Light of Paris is a warm and illuminating novel of great hope and heart." Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times-bestselling author of Beach Town and Ladies' Night Praise for THE WEIRD SISTERS: 'It's I CAPTURE THE CASTLE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, an eccentric and totally irresistible read' Glamour 'Three sisters, as different in temperament as King Lear's daughters, each return to their parental home, harbouring secrets ... A funny and insightful mirror to reality' Easy Living 'If you didn't know, you'd never guess that this thoroughly enjoyable novel was the author's first' Daily Mail 'What a joy to read. What a VOICE' Helen Simonson, best-selling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand '5 stars' Heat Magazine 'Bright, literate debut...the stage clearly belongs to the sisters; Hamlet's witches would be proud of the toil and trouble they stir up.' Publisher's Weekly

Eleanor Brown is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Weird Sisters. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

General Fields

  • : 9780007393688
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : July 2016
  • : 221mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 716
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 320
  • : Eleanor Brown
  • : Paperback