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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The way the author What makes this book even more interesting is the fact it’s actually about a real life couple. As such it is very different from the Chocolate series as a narrative. And so, third reason is because she is from the South, and I am Southern, and I love the South most of it, anyway – the bigotry and ignorance can take a hike and love Southern stories and literature. In the midst of this sordid world, Le Relais du Vin took up the space of a handkerchief.

The clash of cultures is funny and Sebastien’s reaction to shrink wrapped cheese is priceless. Also, she’s a Professor in French literature and her husband is a Graphic Designer well, in my case, it’s my son who’s the Graphic Designer, but still That was a tangent.

BLAME IT ON PARIS – Laura Florand

I thought the overall story was good, true it did seem like it was getting tedious or that it dragged in some places but when it comes to the reality of relationships, different countries and culture it can often be that and so I didn’t really think it was too terrible. I don’t even want to delve on it any further. Meeting and falling in love with a handsome foreigner sounds very romantic but after reading this, it’s also a lot of work.


Also, it’s quite nice to see that in real life, a couple doesn’t fall in love and get engaged within a week: This is chick-lit, that’s supposed to be the end of the book. I have read some of her “Chocolate” series books by this author and thoroughly enjoyed them so when I saw this book on the shelf one day when I was visiting the fiction section of the downtown library, I immediately checked it out. Plus, who would want to get involved with someone who lives in this stupid city?

They smiled, flicked a piece of lettuce off my tush, and said that was quite all right. What makes this book even more interesting is the fact it’s actually about a real life couple. Me either, until I read this book. It was a good “bath time read.

It’s a good thing it wasn’t expensive, otherwise, I’d completely regret buying it. Can an insecure American woman find happiness with a sexy Parisian waiter even if she doesn’t like the French? Look at the way he opened that psris of wine. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Blame It On Paris

I really liked the relationship – esp. Lauda about prepping for four weddings was just the same thing over and over. I’d be halfway in blxme with him myself if he weren’t married. I loved all the scenes in Paris. Florand tells the true story of how she met and married a charming Frenchman named Sebastien. Then she sees this extremely gorgeous waiter in a hole-in-the-wall restaurant and despite “knowing” what she does about French men she can’t help but coming week after week month after month to harbor her crush on the French waiter.

Booklist Review

I will definitely, definitely be reading it again. Jul 13, Valerie rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 book Blame It on Paris. The third wedding had me laughing so hard I wanted to pee my pants. I did not realize until I was about a quarter of the way through and looked it up on her website, but this is actually the author’s memoir of how she met her French husband.


May 26, Joanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe not all french guys are bad as we think they are It was just the right comfort read for me. The last two-thirds are worth your troubles. Apr 01, Nath rated it it was amazing Shelves: I like the Chocolate series because those books are pretty damn hot seriously. Sep 28, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Florand usual writing styles, be prepared for that.

Blame It on Paris by Laura Florand

A fun way to spend an afternoon. Miss Florand has a lara wit which she uses to poke fun at her own Southern heritage and assumptions, as well as the foreign to her culture of France. He’s a sophisticated Parisian. They made me flornd as if I was there and made me want to visit even more than I already have.

The lack of conflict and the generalized schmoopiness, which would have worked for me otherwise, suddenly seemed ridiculously saccharine. It kind of bugged me: She’s from small-town Georgia.

The humor that is usually in her laurz was present here and by the time I was done with the book I was pretty happy with it despite all of ups and downs. If you want a fun beach read, grab this book.