Saturday, July 23, 2016

Book Review of Paris Runaway by Paulita Kincer

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Paris Runaway by Paulita Kincer

Paris RunAway

(women's fiction) Release date: June 30, 2016 at ISBN: 978-1-365-18923-4 220 pages Author's page Goodreads  


When divorced mom Sadie Ford realizes her 17-year-old daughter Scarlett has run away to Paris all she can imagine are terrorist bombings and sex slaves. After learning her daughter chased a French exchange student home, Sadie hops on the next plane in pursuit. She joins forces with the boy's father, Auguste, and the two attempt to find the missing teens before they can stumble into more trouble. The chase takes Sadie and Auguste to the seedier side of Marseille, where their own connection is ignited. Since the divorce, Sadie has devoted herself to raising kids and putting her dreams on hold, but when her daughter needs her most, Sadie finds that concrete barrier to life beginning to crack. In her journey, she learns the difference between watching the hours pass and living.


Scarlett runs to Paris, chasing after Luc. Sadie runs to Paris, chasing after Scarlett. Scarlett finds Luc, and trouble. Sadie finds Auguste, Luc’s father, and together they must find their kids. If only life were that simple!

Sadie, a single parent who always puts her girls first, is alone and in Paris, without a plan, desperate to find Scarlett and return to Florida before any of her fears for her teenage daughter’s safety come true. Her only clue is an address where no one is home, but eventually she finds herself at Auguste’s door. With Luc’s father there to help, she is now part of a team and together they begin the search for their children, who seem to be in more trouble than they first thought. Sadie finds herself thrust into daily French life, with a Frenchman, who although concerned for his son is not prepared to let slip the simple things that are important in France; eating, drinking wine etc. He takes Sadie under his wing and teaches her the French way as they try to piece together the clues they have about Luc and Scarlett’s whereabouts. There is a good element of mystery too, as each new discovery about where the kids are leads them a bit closer, but always just out of reach, resulting in a wild chase across France with what-ifs, excitement and tension. At the same time, Sadie is discovering things about herself, and spending time with Auguste seems to be bringing the two parents closer, but again, the plot twists keep them tantalizingly out of reach.

This is another great read from Paulita and perfect to escape into while on holiday. I easily imagined I was in France thanks to the location descriptions, the food and the real life Frenchman on hand to add that je ne sais quoi. 


Paulita Kincer
Paulita Kincer
Paulita Kincer has an M.A. in journalism from American University. She has traveled to France 11 times, and still finds more to lure her back. She currently teaches college English and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her three children, two cats and one husband. Visit her website and her blog at or follow her on Twitter @paulitakincer Like her Facebook page at Paulita Kincer Writer. Email Buy the book (print, ebook audiobook): Amazon


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