We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir #Giveaway

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we'll always have paris

I love to travel. Last year I was able to spend a long weekend in Los Angeles with my 14-year-old daughter. It was SO much fun. I would love to travel the world with my daughter, but since that’s not probably going to happen, reading about someone else doing it is probably the next best thing.

Jennifer and her daughter Katie take a trip to Paris when Katie is only 8 years old. A couple of years later, they take a longer trip to Italy, then one to Spain, and then they visit Amsterdam and Paris once again. We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir isn’t a travelogue, and it’s also not an in-depth exploration of character either.

Jennifer has her reasons for wanting to travel. Because she lost her father when she was a young adult, she fears that she’ll leave her daughter behind as well. She wants to give her the education and perspective that traveling abroad imparts, so she makes it happen. Over a span of 8 years, they visit some amazing places. I loved the balance they struck between sightseeing and sitting back and becoming part of the city. They had the luxury of taking extended trips, one of a whole month, which gave them the opportunity to do that.

I probably would have enjoyed getting to know a bit more about Katie or hearing how her travels affected her or their relationship, but this is really Jennifer’s story. She flashes back to her time with her father as she was living in the present with her own daughter.

Anyone who has lost a parent will relate to Jennifer’s years-long process of coming to terms with it and perhaps her trips with her daughter will inspire those who would love to do the same. I know that I’m hoping that I might be able to celebrate my daughter’s sweet 16 with another trip.

Win it

I have a copy of We’ll Always Have Paris to offer to TWO of you, US and Canadian residents.

Comments

  1. says

    I would love to travel all over Europe, but the United Kingdom and Netherlands are on the top of my list. My daughter is only 12 but is determined to visit Paris, which is why this book caught my eye.

  2. Christine L. says

    Paris is at the top of my list of European destinations, but I’d also love to visit Athens and Rome. Frankly, a grand tour of the entire continent would be my ultimate dream vacation!

  3. Brittany says

    I have been to France and Spain, there are so many more places I would love to see, Greece, Middle East, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, India, and many more. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Jackie says

    Honestly, my dream place to visit with my mother would be Ireland.

    However, I knew she would prefer Paris. Someday I hope to surprise her and bring her there!

  5. says

    I actually went to Paris in April 2012 because my college roomie had an internship there – great city. I’d like to visit Spain or Italy one day!

  6. says

    I read this book before going to Paris, France with my family October of 2014. As a book reviewer myself, I found this book to be very enjoyable read and very funny. Glad other moms are getting the word of a great book to read.

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