Monday 3 July 2017

♥ The Paris Wedding ♥ Charlotte Nash ♥

When is it right to follow your heart? From the plains of rural Australia to Paris, the City of Love, lose yourself in this touching and romantic story by the bestselling author of THE HORSEMAN

Ten years ago, Rachael West chose not to move to Sydney with high-school sweetheart Matthew. Instead she stayed on the family wheat farm, caring for her seriously ill mother and letting go of her dreams. Now, Matthew is marrying someone else. And Rachael is invited to the wedding, a lavish affair in Paris, courtesy of the flamboyant family of Matthew's fiancée - a once-in-a-lifetime celebration at someone else's expense in Europe's most romantic city.

She is utterly unprepared for what the week brings. Friendships will be upended, secrets will be revealed - and on the eve of the wedding, Rachael is faced with an impossible dilemma: should she give up on the promise of love, or destroy another woman's life for a chance at happiness?

If you enjoy reading Rachael Treasure and Rachael Johns, you'll fall in love with this deliciously poignant story about family and friends, and love lost and found.

**INCLUDES a bonus extract from Charlotte's bestselling novel THE HORSEMAN**


ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

This is my first Charlotte Nash read, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up The Paris Wedding.

Firstly, let me say that I LOVE that it is set in Parkes (which is just a couple of towns from me) - nothing is ever set out this way, so it was great to have something "local" turn up in my books.

Secondly, I am not much of a fan of the rural romance kinds of stories, however this was so much more than a ruro.

I adored Rachael from the get go.  My heart ached for her as we learn what her life has been for the past 10 years.  I wanted, no needed her to find her happy.  She was completely engaging.

I found myself really disliking the guy that left her behind - and is now marrying someone else, Matthew.  I found that every time he was on the page, I liked him a little less.  But this could just be me.

I enjoyed the small town dynamic, the small town characters, the sense of community that you just can't get in the city.

The story flowed, written with such beautiful imagery that I could picture myself both in a wheat field and strolling along the cobbled streets of Paris. Wonderful characters that felt real and relatable kept me turning the pages.

I will be going back to read more of Ms Nash' work in the future.

Charlotte Nash was born in England and grew up in the sunny Redland Shire of Brisbane. Obsessed with horses and riding, she began stealing her mother's Jilly Cooper novels at the age of thirteen, and has been enthusiastic for romance ever since. Always a little unconventional, she took a meandering path to writing through careers in engineering and medicine, including stints building rockets and as an industrial accident investigator. Now she writes both romantic novels and science fiction and fantasy (mostly short stories). She moonlights as a creative writing PhD student, studying how narratives engage the brain. She lives in a cosy Brisbane cottage with her husband and son, and a small flock of lovable chooks.