Publishers’ Weekly describes Blame It on Paris as “a frothy French confection”, and Booklist calls it “hilarious a fun, frothy tale for anyone who has ever. Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting And only weeks before she’s scheduled to leave Paris for good?. REVIEW: Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand love the way your redneck Georgia brothers pronounce his name) uncles’ farm outside Paris.

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As far as she’s concerned, chocolate is just as satisfying as true love–and a lot less complicated. I’m so going to check out her fiction next. Claims to be a work of fiction, but some details are too strange and specific. And all the four weddings were a blast to read. I’ve devoured all of her fiction over the years, but I’ve only now read Blame it on Paris, her first-ever book, published years ago. She’s from small-town Georgia.

Booklist Review

I really enjoyed reading it. The only thing I struggled with as a reader was the opening chapter or two. Southern girl, who is afraid of commitment to anything but chocolate, goes to France to live for just a few months and somehow falls into a relationship with a FRENCH man, of all people.

In addition, if he looks anything like on the cover, yummy. And here is where I’m an asshole. Sometimes the author comes off as a hysterical female, but Sebastien just seems like a really nice guy. It made me laugh more than once and reminded me that love is something that can transcend cultures.

The characters are a scream; I particularly enjoyed the crabby French priest. The cultural differences alone are enough to kill any relationship, even if Laura wanted one.


Blame It On Paris by Laura Florand

Nov 21, Lynn rated it it was amazing. The pictures themselves would have sold it, not to mention the funny stories and larger-than-life relatives. The sink and toilet are kept in separate rooms. This book isn’t a romance, rather it is an anecdotal accounting of how these two people merged their cultures and family. Very glad I picked this up. What makes this book even more interesting is the fact it’s actually about a real life couple.

The lack of conflict and the generalized schmoopiness, which would have worked for me otherwise, suddenly seemed ridiculously saccharine. Anyway, I have to give her credit for surviving so many weddings. I did not realize until I was about a quarter of the way through and looked it up on her website, but this is actually the author’s memoir of how she met her French husband.

Maybe she HAD to make him perfect for the sake of their marriage. After a Fulbright year in Tahiti, a semester in Spain, and backpacking everywhere from New Zealand to Greece, she ended up living in Paris, where she met and married her own handsome Frenchman, a story told in her first book Blame It on Paris.

I enjoyed reading this, I just wish she’d written characters loosely based on her own life and named them something totally different.

She was only spending three days here, so what did she care? And so, third reason is because she is from the South, and I am Southern, and I love the South most of it, anyway – the bigotry and ignorance can take a hike and love Southern stories and literature. The original heart of Paris, that giant, unhygienic, life-filled market that used to be Les Halles, was destroyed inthe single most appalling city-planning decision Prime Minister Pompidou would make in his tenure of architectural horrors.

Can an insecure American woman find happiness with a sexy Parisian waiter even if she doesn’t like the French? And the author only lives about a 3. Unless she comes to her senses soon, she could end up ruining her life with a beautiful romance. Otherwise I enjoyed this cross-cultural love story about a girl who goes on study abroad to France and falls for a man there just as she is getting ready to move on to the nex I really liked this, though I still can’t tell if it’s supposed to be fiction or nonfiction.


I was laughing out loud as I read this. This book does not disappoint. The main character can be neurotic and annoying. She was born in Georgia, but the travel bug bit her early.

Blame It on Paris by Laura Florand

As the days slip by, she’s finding it harder and harder to say adieu. Too bad, she could have recouped some of th 3.

Meeting and falling in love with a handsome foreigner sounds very romantic but after reading this, it’s also a lot of work. To view it, lauga here. Then she sees this extremely gorgeous waiter in a hole-in-th I’m trying to catch up on all of the things written by Mrs.

My favorite book of ! Oh man, I really liked this book! Also, she’s a Professor pari French literature and her husband is a Graphic Designer well, in my case, it’s my son who’s the Graphic Designer, but still It’s just not fair. Up and down the street, rivals in the sex sales business competed using their own sledgehammer-subtle titillation, neon glistening on rain-wet cobblestones.