Daughters of Paris by Elisabeth Hobbes @ElisabethHobbes #20BooksofSummer22 (14/20) #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for Daughters of Paris by Elisabeth Hobbes today. A big thank you to the author and publisher for my copy via netgalley. This is also book fourteen of the 20 books of summer challenge. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

Paris 1930s

A promise that binds them together. A war that pulls them apart.

Childhood companions Fleur and Colette make a vow, under the trailing ivy of their secret garden, that they will be secret sisters forever. But as they grow up, the promises of childhood are put to the ultimate test. For Colette is the daughter of the house, and her life is all jazz clubs, silk dresses and chilled champagne, while Fleur is the orphan niece of the housekeeper and doesn’t feel like she belongs anywhere.

Years later, in 1939, life as they know it will never be the same. As the German tanks roll in and Paris becomes an occupied city, the promise they made as children will have consequences they could never have imagined…

MY REVIEW

Elisabeth Hobbes did a wonderful job in the way she created the characters in this book. I really enjoyed the way their personalities were slowly but surely revealed along with in some cases their hidden depths. Through it all I found myself hoping that they could survive the hardships and the danger to ultimately find happiness.

The setting of Paris and that particular time period brings with it danger but also a sense of bravery and strength. I felt that Fleur especially embodied a sense of hope, resilience and the need to contribute in any way she can. For me the friendship between Fleur and Colette played such an important part of this story. Life isn’t easy at times certainly during the war but they are there for each other even when times are difficult and fraught. The romance portrayed throughout this story was a wonderful addition to the book. It didn’t overpower just complimented the plot in a way that gave the characters a more rounded and realistic feel.

Daughters of Paris captured my attention with intriguing characters that were both likeable and flawed. Along with a story that had danger, love and friendship at its heart.

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