In my mind, I have my day-trip to Paris all planned. I’ll take an early train from London or Amsterdam, and spend the day seeing the sights on foot–the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine; and eat at a sidewalk cafe, and then catch the night train back.
I’d like to visit the Beat Hotel…
And the Boulevard de la Madeleine
This book, Fall Irmgard, has strengthened my resolve to make the trip. It is the only book I’ve ever won in a Goodreads giveaway, and lucky me, I won an exceptionally good one. It is the first published novel by Rand Charles.
The story took place in occupied Paris in April 1941, a few months before the US entered WWII. A young American woman named Addie Bridges, who had been working in Paris and loving it, was reluctantly trying to get back home while leaving France was still possible. The German occupiers were getting in her way at every turn, while Parisians had all they could handle just trying to endure the Nazi occupation and keep their lives and livelihoods intact. The book was a long, slow, captivating read. The author enabled me to effortlessly visualize the scenes–the settings and the mannerisms of each character at every encounter. Highly recommend for readers interested in that period in history.
Meanwhile over in the sewing corner, I’m trying to figure out what to make with this Paris-themed fabric: Dress, skirt, curtains, or all three; … and
I’m savoring Paris-inspired music.