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Christmas in Paris

Christmas in Paris

A Novel

Anita Hughes

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Love and magic in the City of Light. . .

Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hôtel de Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs-Élysées and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Neil decided to take over his grandparents’ farm and Isabel wasn't ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle.

When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is, until Isabel locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully, her neighbor, Alec, a French children’s book illustrator, comes to her rescue. He is nursing his own broken heart at the Crillon. With Alec by her side, she begins to enjoy Paris at Christmas. But after a chance encounter with a fortune-teller and a close call with a taxi, Isabel finds herself questioning everything she thinks is important. Will a touch of Christmas magic prove her wrong?

Praise for Anita Hughes' Christmas in Paris:

“A charming modern-day fairy-tale romance.”—Kirkus Reviews

chapter one


Isabel took a deep breath and thought Paris at Christmas was like one of the elaborate dollhouses she played with as a child. Everywhere she looked there was something wonderful: The holiday...

Anita Hughes

ANITA HUGHES is also the author of Christmas in Vermont, Christmas at the Chalet, Christmas in London, California Summer, Emerald Coast, White Sand, Blue Sea, Santorini Sunsets, Island in the Sea, Rome in Love, French Coast, Lake Como, Market Street, and Monarch Beach. She attended UC Berkeley’s Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.


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