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The Paris Effect: A Novel by [Burns, K. S. R.]
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#1 Amazon Best Seller in Women's Fiction

Friendship, loss, and an enchanting trip to Paris… Amy and Kat had a plan: A secret trip to Paris. Even Amy’s husband wouldn’t know about it. But when Amy loses Kat to cancer, she knows the plan has disappeared forever. Or has it?

Guided by Kat’s bold voice and dissatisfaction with her own calorie-counting life in Phoenix, Amy takes the plunge and sneaks off to Paris without telling a soul. Once there, however, she finds that her problems have come right along with her.

Through adventures laced with luscious food and a glimpse into an unexpected side of Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love, and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems.

Will Amy choose her new life in Paris or revive the one she left behind?

"Discover a Paris that few casual tourists see" (Paris Voice) in this highly praised "can't-put-down… absorbing adventure" (Kirkus Reviews).

Now optioned for film and TV by Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment!

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Interview with the Author


What inspired you to write The Paris Effect?
This is easy. I am a member of two book groups. We love talking about stories and characters, why we liked or didn't like a novel, what books and reading mean to us. I've done a lot of pondering about what makes a satisfying reading experience. Simply put, I wanted to write a novel that my book groups would enjoy reading and talking about.

I love books about Paris! Do you think I will like this book?
Yes, I believe so! But this isn't your typical book about Paris. At first it may seem like chick lit (a secret trip to the romantic city of Paris!) or a travel memoir (Amy ventures abroad without telling her husband and ends up on a voyage of self-discovery), though I'd say at its core it's women's fiction: Amy deals with the loss of her best friend and the downward (and sideways) spiral that ensues. She questions herself and her choices. She ultimately has to make some tough decisions. It's an emotional ride.

What kind of story is The Paris Effect?
Reviewers call it an engrossing adventure that's both funny and touching. Literary types would probably say it's a coming of age story because the main character, Amy (who loves all things French, and is diet-obsessed and believes French women don't get fat), takes the first big risk of her life by running away to France, soon learning the truth of the expression, "Wherever you go, there you are." I call it a tale of self-discovery that for the reader doubles as a virtual mini-vacation to Paris, giving a unique glimpse of Paris life.

Is this book part of a series?
Yes and no. Both novels in the Paris Forever duet feature Amy and her (mis)adventures in Paris as she figures out what she wants in life, but each book can be read as a standalone novel.

Many books have been written with Paris as the setting. What sets yours apart?
Who doesn't like a Paris love story? For many of us, Paris is the ultimate romantic dream destination. And don't get me wrong—Paris is truly as romantic as it's cracked up to be! But it's also a multilingual, multinational metropolis of street hustlers, diesel fumes, puddles of pee, and pickpockets. Amy encounters all of these and more, including some wonderfully kind strangers. She gets to know a Paris that few casual tourists ever see. And so will you. Thanks for reading!

About the Author

K. S. R. Burns is an Amazon best-selling author who lived and worked in four countries and 22 cities, including Paris, before settling down in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. She has written two novels, the best-selling The Paris Effect (optioned for film and TV by Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment) and its standalone follow-up, Paris Ever After. She's also the author and illustrator of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-life Career Advice You Can Actually Use, as well as a career-advice weekly columnist for The Seattle Times. She can be found online at KSRBurns.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2558 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Velvet Morning Press (31 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GGOCKJC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,982 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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