April in Paris

So, I’ve been living in Paris for about seven months now, and I thought I had more or less gotten used to being here, but then something happened. Flowers started to bloom at the tail end of February. Then the grass got greener. All the rain we get here suddenly started to seem like a good thing because we could finally see some immediate results. Then, leaves started to come out on the trees. It’s SPRING! Before moving here, my husband and I had been going back and forth between Paris and DC twice a year for a few years, but neither of us had ever been here in April before. April in Paris. The phrase rings all kinds of bells. There’s a song. There’s a movie. There’s a general feeling that, as time-place combinations … Continued

Ruthie’s Reality: Amour et Chocolat et Sex on Cold Marble Countertops

Today, I’m welcoming Laura Florand to Ruthie’s Reality. Because, well, I’m kind of in love with her books. Mary Ann Rivers is the one who introduced me to her, through much poking and prodding (reeeeeead it, read it read it read it) and also when that didn’t work she bought me The Chocolate Thief, so then I had to.

Where in the World is Elise Sax?

Elise Sax, author of An Affair to Dismember and the upcoming Matchpoint, is traipsing across the world in search of delicious food and romantic adventures while writing her next novel. She was nice enough to bring us along for the ride…

Guest Post – Romance in Paris by Cherrie West

Thanks Cherrie for touring us through the city of romance! Even though most of us won’t be able to make the journey it is a fun way to see some of the sites — I may even take a virtual shopping tour online – let’s get started . . . As the weather grows colder, it is time to start thinking about the holiday season and the gifts that you will buy this year. Why not convince your partner to take the Paris train for a getaway that will provide you with plenty of opportunity for shopping and for romance? The City of Love and Light has an array of Christmas markets that will help you find something for everyone on your list—even the ones who have been more naughty than nice this year.

Enter to Win a Free Copy of Paula McLain’s Bestselling Novel, THE PARIS WIFE!

“I wish I had died before I loved anyone but her.” -Ernest Hemingway A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. This Valentine’s Day, enter to win a free copy of the book readers everywhere are falling in love with! Loading…