Paris for one and other stories

Jojo Moyes, 1969-

Book - 2016

"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You, a sensational collection featuring the title novella and eight other stories. Quintessential Jojo Moyes, Paris for One and Other Stories is an irresistibly romantic collection filled with humor and heart. Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away--to anywhere--before. Everyone knows travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boy...friend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone--including herself--wrong. Alone and in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny,charming, and irresistible,Paris for Oneis vintage Moyes--as are the other stories that round out the collection"--

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Subjects
Genres
Short stories
Romance fiction
Published
New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, Viking [2016]
Language
English
Physical Description
274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780735221079
0735221073
Main Author
Jojo Moyes, 1969- (author)
  • Paris for one
  • Between the tweets
  • Love in the afternoon
  • A bird in the hand
  • Crocodile shoes
  • Holdups
  • Last year's coat
  • Thirteen days with John C
  • The Christmas list.
Review by Booklist Reviews

Nell Simmons has gone out on a limb for once and booked a spontaneous romantic weekend in Paris with her boyfriend, Pete. By the time Pete admits that he's not just late but not coming at all, it's too late for Nell to turn back. She braves a lonely dinner only to spill wine all over the waiter's apron—but it's all uphill from there. This sweet rom-com novella showcases Moyes' effortless storytelling and hits the right notes of romance and girl power. The other stories are a mixed bag of clever snapshots of love and marriage. In one, a TV presenter is accused of having an affair by a Twitter user with a surprising identity; in another, a woman finds a pair of Louboutin heels that do wonders for her career. Love blooms during a robbery, love fizzles at a dinner party, and a spontaneous cabbie gives one woman the courage to ignore her husband and mother-in-law's crazy Christmas demands. All delightful confections, but their brevity may leave readers wishing Moyes had written a whole book of novellas instead. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

With After You having debuted at No. 3 on the New York Times best sellers list, her best out-of-the-gate showing yet, Moyes takes a break with a collection of pieces new to America. The title novella features Nell, a timid 26-year-old who's never been on a romantic weekend, much less to Paris. When she is stood up, she goes to Paris anyway, proving something important to herself and others. Eight stories juice up the volume. [Page 51]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

The latest from Moyes (Me Before You) is a collection made up of the title novella plus an additional eight stories. Even those who think they don't like short stories will be charmed by this volume. The tone is light throughout, held together by a general theme of women finding themselves, either through leaving relationships, discovering new ones, or appreciating the ones they have. The title story provides the perfect visit to the world of every romantic movie you've ever watched. As this collection is releasing for the holiday book season, the final story takes place at Christmastime, with a busy woman trying to finish her shopping with the help of a London cabbie. The conclusion is unexpected and witty, with a touch of melancholy, which may just describe the feel of the whole book. VERDICT This brief but entertaining anthology, told with Moyes's patented mix of romance and gentle social commentary, sticks closely to the feel of her previous works, so current fans will be greatly satisfied. Also recommended for genre readers who are looking for something short and sweet. [See Prepub Alert, 5/23/16.]—Melanie Kindrachuk, Stratford P.L., Ont.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this vibrant collection containing one novella and eight short stories, Moyes (Me Before You) once again focuses primarily on heroines who discover their deeper strength and learn about themselves during periods of emotional strife. The stories all deal in some way with romantic entanglements. New passions, old trysts, a Twitter scandal, a heist, and even Louboutin shoes fill up these short but sweet tales. The jewel of the collection is the title novella, "Paris for One," in which Nell has uncharacteristically splurged on a romantic weekend getaway to Paris for herself and her boyfriend. He fails to arrive, and Nell—a micro-manager who is known to make pro-and-con lists before deciding what sandwich to eat—finds herself suddenly alone in a foreign country. In fewer than 150 pages Moyes creates a fully dynamic and compelling leading woman. In the face of rejection and adversity, Nell begins to learn exactly who she is and what she is capable of. Other stories include a jewelry-store robbery with an amorous twist, the tale of a middle-aged woman who spends a day literally in someone else's shoes, and a Christmas shopping frenzy that reveals to a harried wife what is really important in life. Bold, humorous, and genuine, the stories in this collection are classic Moyes and will appeal to fans of her novels and newcomers alike. Agent: Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown Creative. (Nov.) [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

An anthology by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You and After You includes the title story, in which a girl abandoned during a romantic mini-vacation gathers the courage to embark on an independent tour of Paris.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A collection of eight short stories is complemented by a novella in which a young woman abandoned during a romantic mini-vacation gathers the courage to embark on an independent tour of Paris.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You, a sensational collection featuring the title novella and eight other stories. Quintessential Jojo Moyes, Paris for One and Other Stories is an irresistibly romantic collectionfilled with humor and heart. Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away--to anywhere--before. Everyone knows travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone--including herself--wrong. Alone and in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny,charming, and irresistible,Paris for Oneis vintage Moyes--as are the other stories that round out the collection"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, After You, and Still Me,  Paris for One and Other Stories is an irresistibly romantic collection filled with humor and heart. “A vicarious jolt of Parisian romance. . . Delightful.” –People Magazine"An old-fashioned, feel-good love story. . . It’s as if Moyes has booked a vacation and is taking us along. To Paris. Amour!” –USA Today “Dreamy escapism, a book you can curl up with and easily finish over a weekend, with or without a glass of wine.” –Miami Herald  Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong.  Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes—as are the other stories that round out the collection.