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  • Title: The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • Author: Lynn Sheene
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  • Page: 363
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  • A stunning debut novel of a young American woman who becomes a spy in Paris during World War II May 1940 Fleeing a glamorous Manhattan life built on lies, Claire Harris arrives in Paris with a romantic vision of starting anew But she didn t anticipate the sight of Nazi soldiers marching under the Arc de Triomphe Her plans smashed by the German occupation, the once pA stunning debut novel of a young American woman who becomes a spy in Paris during World War II May 1940 Fleeing a glamorous Manhattan life built on lies, Claire Harris arrives in Paris with a romantic vision of starting anew But she didn t anticipate the sight of Nazi soldiers marching under the Arc de Triomphe Her plans smashed by the German occupation, the once privileged socialite s only option is to take a job in a flower shop under the tutelage of a sophisticated Parisian florist In exchange for false identity papers, Claire agrees to aid the French Resistance Despite the ever present danger, she comes to love the enduring beauty of the City of Light, exploring it in the company of Thomas Grey, a mysterious Englishman working with the Resistance Claire s bravery and intelligence make her a valuable operative, and slowly her values shift as she witnesses the courageous spirit of the Parisians But deception and betrayal force her to flee once again this time to fight for the man she loves and what she knows is right praying she has the heart and determination to survive long enough to one day see Paris again.
    The Last Time I Saw Paris A stunning debut novel of a young American woman who becomes a spy in Paris during World War II May Fleeing a glamorous Manhattan life built on lies Claire Harris arrives in Paris with a romanti

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    1. This is the literary equivalent to a B movie If I had to read any about Claire fingering her diamonds, the word damn , or had the author list another stupid street in Paris either leave your knowledge of street names out, or provide a map up front , I would have burned the book The author seemed to mostly write this book to show off her 5 french phrases and insult intelligent people the world over, especially American women If she was trying to show Claire s growth throughout the book, she faile [...]

    2. In most Fiction outside of Romance and UF I don t need to like the main character to enjoy the story I guess it s because I don t get attached to them the same way I do Romance and UF protagonists It s like watching a movie as opposed to immersing yourself in a book But the heroine, Claire, almost made a liar out of me She irritated me so much in the beginning of the book that I wondered if I d even be able to finish it.Claire is an odd mix of innocence and cunning She is not a very nice woman [...]

    3. Es probable que sea una r cana dando puntuaci n y que para otra persona no bajara de cuatro estrellas pero es que hay partes que no me han convencido Detalles y comportamientos que no me parecen cre bles, sobre todo al principio Engancha y se lee muy bien, pero ten a la sensaci n de que esa historia ya la hab a le do o casi esperaba que diera un giro final inesperado y, no, para nada Y, aun as , la recomiendo porque es una opini n muy subjetiva.

    4. This book had so much potential and fell so flat for me You would think the story of a self made American socialite getting caught up in the romance and intrigue of WWII era Paris would be pretty irresistible But this wasn t The writing was disjointed and sometimes hard to follow The sexual references and there were quite a few felt salacious rather than honest I ultimately just was not interested in the main character s journey and that was a real disappointment I skimmed the last 100 pages and [...]

    5. Why was this book called The Last Time I Saw Paris Sure, the book takes place there, but I expected her to be recounting memories of Paris from some other place remembering, well the last time she saw Paris But she is still there Ah well On to the actual review.I walked into the bookstore wanting a quick entertaining read Since occupied France during WWII is one of my favourite time periods to read about, I grabbed this, thinking it would be a good read, if not great literature.I was correct I e [...]

    6. A very good debut novel by Lynn Sheene Historical fiction romance is probably my favorite reading combination The setting of Paris during the German occupation of WWII made it perfect There is intrigue involving the French Resistance and just enough romance to tie it all together I m amazed at the quality of first time novels today Lynn Sheene comes right out of the gate with a winner.

    7. I was excited to be a First Reads Giveaway Winner of this historical fiction I like how it was set in Paris during WW II and enjoyed how the author contrasted the beauty of Paris against the horrors of the Nazi occupation with a wonderful love story woven throughout the plot.

    8. Thoroughly enjoyed this book It was a complete page turner from the beginning This is a must read for those of us who are drawn to the historical fiction of the WWII era This book has all the drama suspense of a 1940 s Nazi occupied France novel with a romance theme I loved it.The main character Claire is part naive adventurer, part hard as nails 1940 s dame The author paints her so vividly I felt like I was watching an old black and white film She was a trip to watch All the characters in fact [...]

    9. Clara May Wagner flees her family s decrepit, dusty family farm and heads for New York City, where she shakes the dust off her shoes and reinvents herself as the blueblood Claire Harris Then she ruthlessly marries an extremely wealthy, but morally bankrupt, man to become the well heeled, bejeweled, Claire Stone, socialite By the time Claire flees her marriage, she is selfish and shallow And those are her good points She heads to Paris to reconnect with an old lover, another wealthy man who could [...]

    10. The Last Time I Saw Paris was an extraordinary novel I was hesitant to actually pick up the book because it looked like the typical star crossed lovers story But I was proved wrong This story starts out with a young socialite woman who lives in New York City with a husband whom she does not love She and her husband had a pact he would marry her if she helped him in his business Well something happens that was completely unexpected, so Clare wife heads to Paris to live the life she has always wan [...]

    11. I can t believe I won another book this week through first reads 5 7 11I couldn t get enough of The Last Time I Saw Paris, and read it in less than 24 hours There s something so romantic about those heightened days during World War II Sheene captures the mood of German occupied Paris so well, showing how the people suffered as the Nazis partied Her socialite heroine s transformation was believable, and I fell half in love with the novel s hero All in all, a very enjoyable read.

    12. Back Story I picked this up when Borders was going out of business When that happened, I basically went to every Borders in my area and literally any book that looked interesting or the summary sounded good, I bought This was one of them I got sucked in by the beautiful cover I also have a thing for Paris and the war times so this book easily persuaded me to purchase it Review For me, it was a very average read I m honestly really disappointed in it Looks Cover is beautiful I love the Eiffel Tow [...]

    13. Originally posted at smexybooks 2011 05 revFavorite Quote You are late Clare Harris reinvented herself from dirt poor farmer s daughter into a dazzling socialite She marries into money only to find out that her husband requires her to use her beauty and considerable charms on his clients Claire has spent her whole life burying her emotions this is a walk in the park for her But when her past catches up with her, she knows that she must escape her husband before he forfeits her life So she uses h [...]

    14. 2.5 StarsThis book was a disappointment overall It sounded interesting as hell, and I ve been on a WWII kick lately So a Resistance thriller in Nazi era France sounded right up my alley Weeeellll let s just say I m impressed I finished the book at all The premise of the story intrigued me An American stuck in occupied France Yes please And I did get the exciting escape scenes, the nail biting confrontations with other Resistance figures and the Nazis, and the edge of your seat tension on whether [...]

    15. The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn SheeneHistorical Romance May 3rd, 20114 starsClaire Harris left her rich industrialist husband and Manhattan life and fled to Paris She wanted to start her life all over again in the fabled city with a new identity But she ignored the fact that Europe was at war and that Hitler s army could be coming for Paris Claire ended up working at La Vie en Fleurs where Madam Palain took Claire under her wing In order to get forged identity papers, Claire had no choice but [...]

    16. I won this historic fiction novel from the First Reads program I entered because I have been satisfying my historic fiction itch with a lot of WWII novels lately I mainly read books about Great Britain during the war so I enjoyed that this one was set in France because it was a nice change of pace for me I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book because I didn t really enjoy any of the characters Thankfully, Claire grew on me with time but she started out awfully flat In general, I think [...]

    17. One stubborn American woman, meets up with the French Resistance I loved it It had everything I liked drama romance, suspense, a little action, a bit of history, and one of my favorite cities, Paris Although I did not like many of the characters at the beginning especially Claire they grew on me like friends They were well rounded and I found myself rooting for them, even when they did things I just couldn t understand I found that made the read even interesting, discovering their motivations a [...]

    18. A romance, a drama that unfolds in occupied France during the 2nd World War Lynne Sheene is a longtime Francophile I count myself as one and her research for this novel has been impeccable I was able to follow the exploits of Claire Harris Stone through familiar streets of Paris, with ease Claire flees a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle built on lies and follows her lover to Paris Perhaps rather naive of events unfurling in Europe she finds herself in a city overrun by Nazi soldiers and, in exchang [...]

    19. This author knows and loves Paris, she finds the French resistance during World War II fascinating and personnally has a high degree of sensuality If these ingredients also attract you as they attracted me, this book is an excellent choice I had no slow pages or sections throughout the book and I only wish the ending had been as surprising as the journey This book deserved a tragic ending rather than they live happily everafter and ride into the sunset A worthwhile and enjoyable novel.

    20. I love Paris, flower shops draw me to them and I am intrigued by stories of the French Resistance during WWII It was a good match for me I was drawn in by the first page.One of the sidelights of the novel, one that hasn t been explored much at least in my readings was the lives led by the Parisians who remained during the four years of Nazi occupation how people manage to find a new normalcy in spite of their lives being turned upside down I m not referring to the American Claire, but the Parisi [...]

    21. I have read about three quarters of this book and, well, it s time to quit Yet another spoiled and insipid heroine in the tradition of Scarlett O Hara This plot is loaded with cliches None of the characters seem real just stereotypes lifted from other stupid romantic historical fiction novels I think the story might make a good movie As a book it is poorly written and completely lacking in originality I don t know why my book club picks this stuff.

    22. Nazi occupied Paris comes alive in Sheene s debut novel The story is gripping and touching, filled with details I never knew about the sufferings of Parisians during WWII If you like Paris, World War II, or just a good story of transformation and survival even in the darkest times, you will enjoy this book.

    23. Save yourself and don t read it it is too late for me Pure drivel Read like a bad pulp mystery for the first 50 pages, then just plain sophomoric for the next 100 or so, then like a bad romance for the next bit, and then back to plain sophomoric If it had not been for a book club, I would have put it down after only 20 pages

    24. I loved this novel from the sexy beginning to the emotional conclusion Lynn Sheene brought 1940s Paris to life through the eyes of Claire Harris, a heroine with a past who had me rooting for her from the first page and then never failed to surprise me And the hero To die for.

    25. I was surprised that the book turned out better than I thought it would There was some romance, which it not my preferred genre of reading, but the book became a story of survival during World War II in Paris The characters were well defined, some interesting and some stereotypical

    26. Great book about the French resistance Claire was an unwilling hero, as an American who ran away to Paris at just the wrong time right before the Nazis took the city She learns many life lessons and we are carried along with her story of danger, deception, and most of all, love.

    27. This was an amazing novel from start to finish Claire Harris is such a deep charactor She changes before your eyes as you are made to believe one thing about her then throughout the story she becomes so much A brilliant tale of love and espionage and a very brave woman.

    28. Awkward writing, lots of plot holes, zero character development The author couldn t even keep names straight One time, someone was called Sylvie, and halfway through the book she becomes Sophie This book is confusing and disappointin.

    29. A wonderful debut novel I had a hard time putting this book down the characters were enticing, the setting was full of suspense, and the last page of the book was predictable, I cheered for it I would recommend this book to anyone

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