★★★★ 4.5 Great Stars ★★★★
Amazon Bestseller in Literature & Fiction
Some encounters make a difference...
Four strangers in Paris. Each one is on a quest: to uncover a family secret, to grasp a new chance at love, to repair mistakes of the past. Four stories entwine, four quests become one, as their paths cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation of a street in Paris, the rue des Martyrs.
Rafael's search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets. Cecile's view of herself as an unsatisfied housewife is radically changed by the promise of a passionate liaison. Andre, an aging actor, troubled by the arrival of the son he abandoned years ago, must make a choice, to either 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.
Once again, the author Adria J. Cimino pulls me into her novels. This one in particular was riveting and I felt myself needing to know what was going to happen next. I loved each and every character and the story behind them. I found it most interesting that each one (although telling their own story) had some striking commonalities amongst each other. Even more, within each of their stories readers like me, were able to feel a strong connection with each of them. To me, this is extremely important especially when each chapter alternated between a different character. In some instances, this can get very confusing but this was not the case with this story.
Overall, I enjoyed going through the journey with each character in this novel and I felt like I was right along beside them. I liked the diversity of the characters, and I enjoyed following them on their paths to self-discovery and more. If you haven’t read a novel by the author yet, I suggest starting with this one! It is simply a novel you don’t want to miss out on!