Hello and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Paris Girl by Natalie Meg Evans. Thanks to Noelle Holten for inviting me on to the blog tour and for my copy of the book via NetGalley. Before I share my review here’s what the book is all about:

cover174000-mediumParis, 1920s. Tatiana Vytenis has worked hard to leave her past behind. Once a ruined Russian princess in hiding, she is now a sought-after model and engaged to Gérard de Sainte-Vierge – a handsome, if occasionally overbearing, aristocrat. With the Sainte-Vierge heirloom ruby sparkling on her finger, Tatiana feels as though she should be happy. Not long ago she was penniless and now she’s about to become a marquise.
But fate still has a final hand to play. One night in a bohemian café in Montparnasse, Tatiana discovers she’s been the unknowing plaything of the Sainte-Vierge family. Hidden beneath their genteel exteriors, Gerard and his brother have a secret darker side, and her darling fiancé will gladly ruin Tatiana’s life to save his own reputation.
As Tatiana’s situation becomes ever more desperate, she crosses paths with an unlikely guardian angel. Serious, dark-haired Regan Dortmeyer is an American in Paris – a war photographer running from his own hard knocks in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. He’s no fancy French nobleman, but Regan has seen the lengths to which a wicked man like Gerard will go. As the consequences of her disastrous engagement threaten to swallow Tatiana up, he might be the only one who can save her now…

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Milliners SecretThe Paris Girl is a beautiful novel full of twists and turns, set against the breathtaking backdrop of 1920s Paris. Perfect for fans of Chanel Cleeton, Kathleen Tessaro and The Alice Network.

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My Review

What a saga! I loved being transported to 1920s Paris and particularly the fashion industry of that era. The descriptions were wonderful and made me want to go back in time so that I could discover Paris from a century ago. I spent a fair amount of time Googling different place names as I was reading, fascinated by the author’s descriptions.

Tatiana left me so conflicted! Sometimes I felt so sorry for her, sometimes she infuriated me and sometimes I liked her, even wondering what she was up to when I wasn’t reading. She really was a very spoilt Russian princess who didn’t appreciate her family and friends.

Katya her sister was a much nicer character, and I really liked her and her husband, worrying about them as they took themselves off on a secretive journey away from France.

I loved Regan, the American photographer who kept crossing paths with Tatiana. He was such a lovely guy, but not always appreciated by Tatiana. I loved his storyline about why he was in Paris and really enjoyed reading about his efforts to capture some great photographic moments whilst in the ‘City of Light’.

I recommend this one if you enjoy historical fiction especially set in Paris!


About the author: 
Natalie-Meg-EvansNatalie Meg Evans has been an art student, actor, PR copywriter, book-keeper and bar tender but always wanted to write. A USA Today best-seller and RITA nominee, she is author of four published novels which follow the fortunes of strong-minded women during the 1930s and 40s. Fashion, manners and art are the glass through which her characters’ lives are viewed. Each novel is laced with passion, romance and desire. Mystery is never far away. An avid absorber of history – for her sixth birthday she got a toy Arthurian castle with plastic knights – Natalie views historical fiction as theatre for the imagination. Her novels delve behind the scenes of a prestige industry: high fashion, millinery, theatre, wine making. Rich arenas for love and conflict. Most at home in the English countryside, Natalie lives in rural Suffolk. She has one son.  You can find Natalie on her website and on Twitter.

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