Thursday, July 5, 2012

TLC Book Tours Review: Passing Love

Author: Jacqueline E. Luckett
Title: Passing Love
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: Jan 25, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours & The Publisher Book Blurb:  Nicole-Marie Handy has loved all things French since she was a child. After the death of her best friend, determined to get out of her rut, she goes to Paris, leaving behind a marriage proposal. While there, Nicole chances upon an old photo of her father-lovingly inscribed, in his hand, to a woman Nicole has never heard of. What starts as a vacation quickly becomes an investigation into his relationship to this mystery woman. Moving back and forth in time between the sparkling Paris of today and the jazz-fueled city filled with expatriates in the 1950s, Passing Love is the story of two women dealing with lost love, secrets, and betrayal...and how the City of Light may hold all of the answers.
Review: This is a book that you have to be drawn to from the start. The cover is absolutely stunning and if you look closely the model is wearing a bracelet with a charm of the Eiffel Tower, which hints at the city that this story revolves around.This is mature chick lit. Not the typical fluffy kind that you get from Sophie Kinsella. This is chick lit for the women who've been there, done that, and lived through it.
There are two heroines in this story; Nicole, who is our modern day character and RubyMae who we see in the 40s and 50s. Both are strong women, though Nicole is just finding her strength. There stories are tied together by a common thread. However it does take a little while to find that thread. It makes the first few chapters a bit confusing, because the jumping back and forth between the characters has no rhyme or reason.
This was a beautiful book from the front cover through to the last page. Definitely worth it as a great summer read!
Rating: 5 flowers


Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like my kind of chick lit!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC'S Facebook page today.

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