<div>"An excellent first novel... a good well-paced story that fitted different storylines together very well." </div><div> --David Whitehouse, author of In Search of Rwanda's Génocidaires: French Justice and the Lost Decades </div><div></div>
<span>"The characters are so richly drawn that they come to life before you on the page, their paths winding and meandering around one another on the fateful, sometimes dark, sometimes glorious Rue des Martyrs." --Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Dear Carolina</span>
Rafael’s search for his birth mother leads him to intriguing family secrets and a new chance at love.
Cecile is thrust from her humdrum life as a housewife with the spark of a passionate liaison.
Has-been actor Andre, troubled by an encounter with the son he abandoned years ago, now has a choice: lose his son forever or put aside pride and seek redemption.
Mira travels to Paris to begin a new life and forget about love, or so she intends.
Four strangers, four stories, one riveting novel.
An Amazon best-selling novel of life, love and family. Book club discussion guide included.
Journey to France in the From Paris to Provence series:
- A Perfumer's Secret
- Paris, Rue des Martyrs
- The Creepshow
Each novel brings to life its own unique characters and can be read as a standalone, but all books share the vibrant and captivating setting of France. Journey from Paris to Provence in this series!
Interview with the Author
What was your inspiration to write Paris, Rue des Martyrs?
City life inspired me. The idea that every day, we might pass the same people as we walk down the street, yet what do we know about their lives? What would happen if our paths crossed? One of my favorite genres is literary fiction, so I decided to write a novel in that vein about life-changing encounters, liaisons and entwined paths.
What kind of story is Paris, Rue des Martyrs?
I hope it will be an emotional read. Paris, Rue des Martyrs is about the importance of encounters. It is a story of family, friendship and coming of age. It is about love and loss, and healing wounds of the past. And it is a Paris love story, of course. It's not your classic Paris romance, but rather a different take of the types of relationships one encounters in this fabulous city: Paris fiction with a twist.
So many books have been written with Paris as the setting. What sets yours apart?
any books are about the Paris of berets and baguettes. Paris, Rue des Martyrs is about the reality of Paris life... living in a Montmartre neighborhood, sitting at a café, being Parisian by adoption in this melting pot of a city.
If you enjoy stories of encounters, family secrets & relationships, I think you'll enjoy Paris, Rue des Martyrs. Thanks for reading!