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Hidden in Paris Paperback – April 19, 2011
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The story was unique and captivating from the first page. Very well written. The characters are so exciting. I would love a sequel. I didnt want it to end. I love Paris and all things French and this hit the spot! Jan G, Amazon Reviewer
Such delightfully, well-rounded characters seem to be this talented author's specialty as she deftly pulls you into their world and their lives. It was a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read as I couldn't put it down. Shari Peneira, Amazon reviewer
"I loved the characters, the different ways they evolved, the city, the cuisine, and the insight into Parisian life. Wonderful read." Maggie Mae, Amazon reviewer
About the Author
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She is passionate about food (cooking it and eating it) and has lately tried to adapt her love of French food to her new mission: vegan cooking. On occasion she leads seminars and writing workshops. She is currently working on a new novel: a family saga and tale of love and loss that takes place in France over a century.
Since being swept off her feet by an American, she lives in Southern California with her husband and their two sons.
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Myself, I have no credentials, but loved the book. I bought it on my Kindle ... by accident, hitting the wrong title. I wish all my mistakes turned out this well.
The creativity, fluidity, humor and unique writing style make this a first-rate read. The characters are live and real, pulling few punches. You may not like this if you are dealing with some of the real character issues or have a history you are trying to forget. For myself, I found the "realness" of characters added a welcome balance to many other books I have read where the characters' problems lag with superficiality. This being said, I found most of the characters fun and intriguing.
This leaves me with a question: When is Corine Gantz publishing her next?
"Hidden in Paris" is a very good first novel.
This fizzy novel of romance and reinvention reads swiftly and easily and compulsively. There is passion, there is pathos, I think there is also some foie gras in there too.
The character of Annie keeps you guessing, the characters of Lola and Althea keep you grounded. The male characters are sympathetically and persuasively written, a nice contrast to the "Men Behaving Badly" state of our current world affairs.
The end result is the happy reminder that Paris, C'est La Fete! I mean, that Paris is a deliciously dizzy party. Yes, you could reinvent yourself elsewhere, but why bother when you have Paris?!
I spent two afternoons reading this book and got off the sofa feeling like an entirely new person! Guess it worked! Milles mercis Mme. Gantz!
My favorite character, without a doubt, was Lucas. The words Corine gave him made me laugh out loud.
As with all books,I read it with an eye to how the novel was created, imagining the work and how it was done. What a feat to have written and self-published such an engaging and fun read. I'm jealous of the completion of it!
I should tell you that I was lucky enough to win a copy of Hidden in Paris. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't liked it (probably been super quiet and pretended like I hadn't had a chance to read it yet) but I can tell you that it is great fun, well-written and the perfect summer poolside or beach read. Read it and enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed Hidden in Paris. The characters were well-developed and the story line, focusing on the friendships between three very different women, kept me interested and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Linda
This is a book that shows how screwed up people can be when they don't take responsibility for their own lives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kitty kat
This is an engaging book of personal transformation amid a vibrant Paris. Characters are its strongest point.
Details make the house a character as well as a setting.
Loved it! Great characters, story flowed well. Hope to see more from this author soon!Published 4 months ago by ParisGirl
Great book. Would have liked a continuation. Unfortunately the author has never written any more books.Published 4 months ago by Cheryl Speer
It's a treat! This book is a fun read.
It may or may not agree with every reader but it definitely got me engrossed.