Friday, May 8, 2015

Book Review: From Tours to Paris by Linda Kovic-Skow

Escape to a world of romance and adventure in From Tours to Paris, the second book in the French Illusions series by Linda Kovic-Skow.

Having moved on from her dreadful au pair experience, Mademoiselle Kovic is ready to get her life back on track. Enrolling at a French Institute, she hopes to learn French well enough to fulfill her dream of becoming an international flight attendant. But when her boyfriend Adam returns from holiday with a shocking announcement, all her plans are up in the air. Her new direction leads her to Paris, where her money struggles continue, but she discovers a great deal about life and herself.

I had the pleasure of editing the first book in this series, French Illusions, so I was thrilled when Linda contacted me and asked me to edit her latest memoir, which is a follow up to Book One.

In some ways, the books are similar: the beauty of France, the spontaneous adventures of being in a foreign country when you are young and untethered, the sheer joy of being in love. For the most part, however, From Tours to Paris is a very different story told in the same elegant and engaging manner. While the first book finds Linda dealing with the consequences of a decision, in From Tours to Paris, the reader watches as she blossoms: moving out on her own, learning French, and meeting new people. In addition, the reader is left sympathizing with her as she is dealt a terrible blow and must once again move in a different direction, and cheering her on as she becomes more decisive.

It's always a joy to read Linda's work. I hope she will continue to create captivating stories for her loyal--and growing--audience.

File Size: 2572 KB
Print Length: 294 pages
Publisher: Dreamland Press, LLC; 1 edition (April 29, 2015)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

I served as an editor on this book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

I read this book for the following challenge:

1 comment:

fredamans said...

Memoirs are among my favorite stories. This sounds quite delightful. Great review!