--The Midwest Book Review
"I was drawn to the main character from the instant I started reading. I enjoyed the author's writing as it flowed easily, guiding me along the way....It's perfect to read with a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy day." --Reader Views
"I loved the fact that it presented issues such as infidelity and betrayal and things that are present in today's society. I`m looking forward to reading more of Ms. Moncel's works." --Amy Siggelow, a reader on Goodreads.com
"Carolyn has a style of writing that draws you into the story straight away and conveys a message of "being there". Highly recommended." --William, a reader on Smashwords.com
"...The author does an excellent job of engrossing readers in the language, atmosphere, and culture of Paris, also addressing topics such as infidelity, trust, and regret. Hopefully the author will continue Ellery's story, because I believe there is so much more waiting in the wings for the main character..." --OOSA Online Book Club
From the Author
The characters seem very real. Are these stories based on real people?
Yes, I wanted readers to be able to relate to these characters. The situations in which the characters find themselves are universal. We have all fallen in love, lost love and jobs, and experienced disappointment. I just wanted readers to identify with these feelings and also realize that all experiences, both good and bad, shape us and make us who we're meant to be. Plus, we live in a world where every problem must be solved quickly, with a happy ending. Honestly, life isn't quite that simple. Working through real-life problems is actually a process. It's a messy affair; never neat and tidy.
I would say that these stories are about 25 percent real and 75 percent imagination. I take my inspiration from everywhere. For example, there are some aspects of my own life represented here, but only a tiny bit. I spend a great deal of time watching other people and observing how they behave or react in different situations.