Goodbye, Paris

Goodbye, Paris

Title:Goodbye, Paris
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501196508
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:279 pages

Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to break your heart to make it whole.

Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn't been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she's built a quiet life for herself in her small English village, repairing instruments and nurturing her long- distance affair with David, the man who has helped her rebuild her life even as she puts her dreams of a family on hold until his children are old enough for him to leave his loveless marriage.

But when David saves the life of a woman in the Paris Metro, his resulting fame shines a light onto the real state of the relationship(s) in his life. Shattered, Grace hits rock bottom and abandons everything that has been important to her, including her dream of entering and winning the world's most important violin-making competition. Her closest friends--a charming elderly violinist with a secret love affair of his own, and her store clerk, a gifted but angst-ridden teenage girl--step in to help, but will their friendship be enough to help her pick up the pieces?

Filled with lovable, quirky characters, this poignant novel explores the realities of relationships and heartbreak and shows that when it comes to love, there's more than one way to find happiness.


    Goodbye, Paris Reviews

  • Angela M

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don’t see them. I’ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones th...

  • Fran

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college ...

  • Kylie D

    A wonderful, uplifting tale about finding friendship in the most unexpected of places. Grace is a violin maker that has her own shop in rural England and is in a long distance relationship with David,...

  • Liz

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn’t see the connection. ...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars!Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brou...

  • Jenny

    Anstey Harris choose the “feel good novel format “ for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in th...

  • Paromjit

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ “Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant “ . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing thin...

  • Linda

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon af...