Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review - Chasing Paris by Jen Carter

Title and Author: Chasing Paris by Jen Carter
Publication Date: 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 263
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Amy Winthrow is shocked when her grandmother dies—not because Elizabeth Hathaway’s death is unexpected but because her existence had always been hidden. Ever-inquisitive and prone to letting her imagination get the best of her, Amy embarks upon a journey with an unlikely friend to unravel the mysteries of the elusive Lizzie Hathaway. As she follows the trail of broken dreams and promises of her grandmother’s life, Amy finds herself on a path of accidental self-discovery—a path that she chases all the way to Paris where Lizzie’s story ends and Amy’s begins.

I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.
Chasing Paris is the story of a girl – Amy - who receives a letter from a grandmother she never met and her whole life changes completely. Her family wants her to forget about the letter and her grandmother but she simply can’t.
When Amy loses her treasured book, it is found by a stranger who does his best to find her and ends up involved in Amy’s quest to unravel her family’s secrets.
The characters in this book, especially the main ones, are very interesting and well-written. Amy is a dreamer and very passionate so she can’t help but being drawn into a quest to unravel her family’s secrets.
I enjoyed the plot of the book, the romance and the adventure. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was very entertained. I really liked being able to unravel Amy’s family’s secrets along with her.
All in all, Chasing Paris is an interesting and well-written book with great characters and a good adventure. It is a book about family and choosing your own path.
The romance in it is very clean and even if the end wasn’t too surprising, I still enjoyed it.
Chasing Paris is a fun, entertaining and fast read, I think any contemporary romance reader will be able to enjoy.

Rating: Worth Your Time a (4 Stars)


  1. I love the setting!!! I really enjoy reading this genre of book. Makes an afternoon just fly by.

  2. I'd never even heard of this book so I'm glad you reviewed it. Foreign setting, a mystery... it sounds adorable and like a fun read. Thanks for the rec!