In 1975, Elise Sutherland, a young woman from Scotland, travels to Paris, France, to study art at the illustrious Fine Arts School of Paris. After stumbling upon a mysterious old book in the infamous Shakespeare & Company bookstore, she unwittingly travels back in time. Elise finds Paris at the turn of the century a very different place and succumbs to the charms of MiIn 1975, Elise Sutherland, a young woman from Scotland, travels to Paris, France, to study art at the illustrious Fine Arts School of Paris. After stumbling upon a mysterious old book in the infamous Shakespeare & Company bookstore, she unwittingly travels back in time. Elise finds Paris at the turn of the century a very different place and succumbs to the charms of Michel Flaubert, a masterful painter and sculptor. As Michel’s career takes off, he discovers an unusual woman lurking inside his studio. There is simply no other woman in Paris like Elise. Though puzzled by her frequent disappearances, he finds himself infatuated. Can the two star-crossed lovers find love at the brink of WWII? ...
|Title||:||A Time For Love In Paris|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||237 Pages|
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A Time For Love In Paris Reviews
"A Time for Love in Paris" is truly in a league of its own!Read full review in the 2016 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Charming romance that transcends timeWhat better backdrop for a story about love and art, than Paris? Having lived in France and frequented Paris, Hotzon’s vivid descriptions brought back so many nostalgic memories for me. I found the eloquent narration captivating. It was easy to get wrapped up in the raw emotions of the main character, Elise in this bittersweet love story. Hotzon’s story is narrated in a close third person mostly from the perspective of Elise. I like how the story begins with an elder Elise in present day and takes the reader back to her days as an art student in Paris where she is then transported back in time to the 19th century where she happens upon her soul mate Michel, a master artist of the period. Even though there is a satisfying ending, you will feel for all that is lost.
If you are an artist, reading this book will make you want to get your easel, paints and brushes out. Rich details, both in art, location, culture and more, make this a realistic trip to the past. If you are not an artist, but just like romances, or time travels, with a bit of history, this book will not disappoint you.Meet Elise Sutherland, born in Scotland, and now residing in Paris, France to study art. We see Elise at two stages of her life– two ages–and in three time frames. Living as a young mademoiselle in 1975, she borrows an enigmatic book which mysteriously transports her back to 1895. There, she meets master artist Michel Flaubert. Their attraction is mutual, and fast.Michel is accustomed to nude women, begging to model for his art. Elise is different. He’s never met a woman like her. She’s confident, opinionated, and mysterious. Then she tells him an outlandish tale. Except, she can prove it. Time travel? Incredible. Everything about her lights him on fire. Elise just knows she loves Michel and traveling between her time in 1975 and his time of 1895 is wearing her out. Their passionate love-making leaves her breathless and her time juggling challenges leave her grappling for control.A choice must be made, a sacrifice offered, a passion of art foregone for a passion of the heart. Who shall be the one to concede?The answer may surprise the reader. This story will completely immerse the reader in 1895 Paris, in the world of artists, painters and writers in the time before WWII. History comes alive, both 1895 and 1975, and meet up in our present day now, taking the reader along for all of it. Smells, sights, rituals of the time, and more wait in the pages of A Time for Love in Paris in this page turning romance.
I was given an ARC copy by the author for a fair and impartial review. I really enjoyed this book. I love how Kim Hotzon weaves her main character through several eras in time. It's interesting to discover how and who she is in each time segment. I enjoyed the references to historical events and in the art world. This is a book that provides an enjoyable romp through time. It provides history, art, romance, jealousy, and an interesting meddlesome secondary character.