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Paris Adieu: Coming of Age in the City of Light (The Ava Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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"A stunning tale of self-discovery set in the world's most romantic city." - BookBub

"Fantastic girl book." -Traveler55, Amazon review

"With vivid detail and humor, Gaston takes readers straight into the heart of Paris. Written with a deep sensuality that will keep readers attentive to Ava's every adventure." - Kim Nagy, Wild River Review

"The message was one that I believe all girls should follow. By the end of the story, Ava realized she didn't need a man, but instead had to do what was right for her and follow her own heart. Reading about Ava was a breath of fresh air. I would definitely recommend this book to female readers looking for an escape with a deep message." - Keri, Goodreads reviewer

"Literate men will love Rozsa Gaston's elegant, sexy, and almost impossibly witty look inside the hidden world of women. Buy this book - and keep it on your nightstand." - Author Laurence Siegel

"This is a story that's certain to touch a chord with readers who may remember their own first efforts to find love." - Susan Breen, author of The Fiction Class

From the Author

I wrote Paris Adieu because I'm crazy about Paris. Paris wasn't particularly crazy about me but it doesn't matter. The City of Light lives in my heart forever and guides my tastes, my sensibility. I'm also crazy about women learning how to ask for what they want then getting it. The French women I observed in Paris when I was nineteen somehow exercised their inner teenage boy - no matter what their ages. Ever since my time there I was determined to exercise my own inner teenage boy. What I mean is that French women seemed to know how to grab hold of each day's pleasures with gusto and joie de vivre. French women don't feel guilty about enjoying pleasure. Ever since I lived in France I haven't either. And that's saying a lot for a woman New England born and raised. Read Paris Adieu and learn how to be comfortable in your own skin. And until you do, remember Ava's motto--fake it till you make it!

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  • File Size: 894 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 5, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096PPMTE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #609,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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ROZSA GASTON writes playful books on serious matters. Women getting what they want out of life is one of them. She studied European intellectual history at Yale, and then received her master's degree in international affairs from Columbia. In between she worked as a singer/pianist all over the world. She lives in Bronxville, New York with her family.

Visit www.rozsagaston.com to learn more about each of Gaston's books.

Budapest Romance - When Kati Dunai travels to Budapest to settle her Hungarian refugee father's estate, she meets a Dutchman at a thermal spa bath hotel who introduces her to the mysteries of one of Europe's most exotic cities. Available on Audible.com with actress Romy Nordlinger narrating or in paperback or eBook editions.

Paris Adieu - Part I of The Ava Series. Ava Fodor's journey of self discovery in the City of Light. Get it on Audible.com or in paperback or eBook editions.

Black is Not a Color - Part II of The Ava Series. Ava Fodor returns to New York and Pierre follows But when Ava meets Pierre's mother in Carcassonne, disaster ensues. Get it on Audible.com or in paperback or eBook editions.

Running from Love - A Story for Runners and Lovers. Run with Running from Love on audible.com, narrated by Valerie Smaldone, 5-time Billboard Magazine Award Winner and host of New York's 106.7 LITE FM radio show. Or read this story of two runners finding each other in paperback or eBook editions.

Dog Sitters - A contemporary eBook romance published by Astraea Press.

Lyric - A contemporary eBook romance set in Bronxville, NY. Published by Astraea Press.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Nagy on December 21, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
In Paris Adieu, Rozsa Gaston draws readers into the story (and inner thoughts) of nineteen-year old, Ava, a New Englander who struggles with a severe case of "lack-of-planitis" and the constant criticism of an unsympathetic grandmother. Much to her grandmothers' dismay, Ava recently left college and works part time at a gas station. That is, until she hatches a plan to work as an au pair in Paris. With vivid detail and humor, Gaston takes readers straight into the heart of Paris through the eyes and ears of Ava, to a seductive land, where we smell pastries from her favorite bakery and meander through famous parks and museums, where we meet the French lover who urges Ava, always self-conscious about her body, to feel comfortable in her own skin. Throughout, Gaston writes with a deep appreciation for sensuality that will keep readers attentive to Ava's every adventure.

Kim Nagy, Executive Editor,Wild River Review
Founder, Wild River Books
Author of the Triple Goddess Trials
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Adrian C. Hunte, Esq. on December 17, 2011
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Congratulations to Rozsa Gaston! I have purchased on Amazon.com, and finished reading on Kindle and Xoom, Paris Adieu, which I enjoyed thoroughly. It brought back fond memories of being in Paris and things French. Rozsa's powerful messages, on finding oneself, exploring the world and respecting different cultures as education in addition to formal higher learning, and the importance of both physical and emotional protection in sex and relationships, should be shared with not just those over 21, but with any young women, or men for that matter, as well, who in this modern day, have been exposed to so much before finishing high school, and are contemplating experiencing life. Can the series or movie be far behind?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By monarch media, inc. on December 17, 2011
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Well-founded in Intellectual Truth

If you have been young in Paris, or wish you had been, this is the book for you. Gaston's style paints a vivid portrait - breezy, but well-founded in intellectual truth.

Ariane Csonka Comstock, author of The Young People's Guide to Opera, Palm Beach Wit & Wisdom, and The Mental Diet
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Like all of Gaston's work, Paris Adieu is full of fun and charm. After A Moveable Feast, it is the top book for anyone who remembers all of the frivolity and seriousness that go with the French and the City of Light.

Ariana Kaleta, Baroness von Trautenegg
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Terri Valentine on January 21, 2012
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A true Coming of Age novel, Paris Adieu will touch your heart and your own memories of the first blush of falling in love. This book is a must read for all women, young and old.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marguerite on December 27, 2011
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Paris Adieu was a quick and fun read. The main character, Ava, lives out the fantasy of women everywhere as she learns about life, love, and most importantly about herself, in a city full of passion -Paris. It really is a journey of self discovery, of being comfortable in one's own skin, and of enjoying life in the present moment. Made me wish I was young all over again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pat on June 18, 2014
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Actually it was interesting as I've never been in any of the situations that this woman was trying to find herself. That said the writer got into a host of different lovers and even a parental trip that never developed into anything. It was like a maze ending abruptly. Sex was over done and boring. It was as if this woman was the total and the end, no one else existed at all. Her being able to get off was the amazing thing that only happened to her. What a bunk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mandi M Susman on November 18, 2012
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I have only been to Paris twice but I was transported there again thanks to Rozsa Gaston's lovely novel about Ava and her transformation from girlhood to womanhood during her employment as an au pair in Paris following high school. The characters are so well developed and descriptions of everyday life in Paris so complete I could almost smell the fresh baguettes baking. Absolutely a great read, I highly recommend it.
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