Publishers’ Weekly describes Blame It on Paris as “a frothy French confection”, and Booklist calls it “hilarious a fun, frothy tale for anyone who has ever. Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting And only weeks before she’s scheduled to leave Paris for good?. REVIEW: Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand love the way your redneck Georgia brothers pronounce his name) uncles’ farm outside Paris.

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Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting around the world, and keeping her romantic expectations comfortably low.

It felt like it jumped from just getting together to making all these life changes for each other. I think she alura have sold her various weddings as features to magazines. Comic transnational romance ensues. After a Fulbright year in Tahiti, a semester in Spain, and backpacking everywhere from New Zealand to Greece, she ended up living in Paris, where she met and married her own handsome Frenchman, a story told in her first nlame Blame It on Paris.

Characters – I have to admit that Laura sometimes annoyed me with her insecurities, but given this is a “real” story and blzme fiction, I can understand and sympathize with Laura’s insecurities.

BLAME IT ON PARIS – Laura Florand

The cultural differences alone are enough to kill any relationship. The waiter greated us with that French courtesy, flornd smiling, but not not smiling either: Personally, I kept on reading because I know older-Laura and had faith that those opinions would not remain true for florahd, but for people who don’t have that personal advantage, I think some more explicit framing in the opening – to show any startled readers that that is NOT what she thinks of the French now at all!


Every description of how hot Sebastien was felt kind of creepy. She decides to toss her graduate degree for love. I identified with all the things she thought about living there – I was only there a month and I parie a couple of I miss the “normalcy” of home breakdowns, and I too know the restorative powers of being ready to take the first cab to CDG until you see the Eiffel Tower sparkling, seemingly just for you.

As the days slip by, pariss finding it harder and harder to say adieu.

Now a lecturer at Duke University, she is very dedicated to her research into French chocolate. They go together like grits and escargot. And when they ob each others family, it was fun to see the South though the eyes of foreigners — and the ‘strange’ things Americans do — and vice versa for the French.

If I read one more negative self-thought by the narrator I was going to throw the book away. Still, the book never quite coalesced for me.

Blame It on Paris

She’s from small-town Georgia. It’s just not fair. I have to hand it to them.

She falls in love with a Frenchman and has to deal with the less-than-romantic realities of living in two worlds and navigating the treacherous waters of Fun little chick lit book. This is a I very much enjoyed all of Laura Florand’s Chocolate series books and so was excited to read her memoir of living and florznd in Paris. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Booklist Review

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Account Options Sign in. Boy, I sure can rant when I feel like it Knowing that he’s a real person and obviously not perfect only makes him seem that much nicer. Do yourself a favor: With the knowledge that Laura is a real person and the author, I can revise my opinion of her some, and have respect for her willingness to expose less than perfect parts of her character.

Nov 25, Renee rated it it was ok. Paperback Editions April The last thing she wants is to have her globe-trotting ways curtailed by a messy emotional entanglement. I am not even joking but I think I like this book more because it feels more real and true to life which duh, based on the author’s real life romance and I found myself rooting for both Laura and Sebastian about halfway through and never stopped.