win prizes
Search our site
Turn a Blind Eye by Vicky Newham Read the opening extract of the brand new Vicky Newham book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes
  

Paris for One and Other Stories

Sagas and Romance   Relationship Stories   Short Story Collections   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

I love short stories, they have the power to give us a fleeting, yet memorable glimpse into other lives. Lives of strong, beautiful characters as they face the challenges that life throws at them, each in search of a little piece of happiness. This collection from Jojo Moyes manages to do that perfectly. They are light and yet there is an underlying significance about them that resonates, that we can relate to. The characters are likeable but not without their flaws and in this Moyes expertly gives them a realistic, human touch. As each of us can be, they are vulnerable, feel pain, sorrow, disappointment, love, happiness and have their own difficulties to overcome.

This was a real treat to read. The stories were of variable length yet enough for me to learn a little from each shared experience. I locked myself away in the bathroom and before I knew it the bath water was cold and I resembled a prune, so absorbed was I in these wonderful stories. Another delightful treat from Jojo Moyes. Find yourself a quiet spot and enjoy. ~ Shelley Fallows

If you like Jojo Moyes you might also like to read books by Kate Mosse, Anita Shreve and Adele Geras.

Synopsis

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

A collection of 11 unmissable short stories from the number 1 internationally bestselling author of Me Before You and After You.

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away-to anywhere-before. Travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone-including herself- that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed ...

In the ten other stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives. In Honeymoon in Paris, featuring characters from her bestselling novel, The Girl You Left Behind, Liv and Sophie - though decades apart - both find that marriage is only the beginning of their love stories. In Crocodile Shoes, a businesswoman's blossoming confidence emerges from a fateful changing-room mix-up. And in both Love in the Afternoon and A Bird in the Hand, two couples dance around the trickiness of long-time marriage.

Reviews

'Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love' Sunday Express

A heartwarming debut collection of short stories - all centred on everyday women - from the author of Me Before You * Mail on Sunday *

A beautiful read * Hello *

An undeniably enjoyable dose of escapism * Irish Independent *

The best-selling queen of romantic fiction has delivered the goods. You'll love getting lost in these charming tales Sunday Mirror

Moyes characters are so real you want to find out what happens to them Choice

Delightful Prima

From unhappy women overcoming problems to fairytale romance, you'll love getting lost in these charming tales People

A book that maps the wonder of everyday love Metro

Lots to cheer about in Moyes first collection of short stories. If you want romance, the title story and its hapless heroine Nell will give it to you in spades Red

With a talent for writing about the everyday in a wonderfully warm and wacky way, Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love Sunday Express

Like her peers David Nicholls and Marian Keyes, possesses the enviable gift of making the reader laugh in the gloomiest of circumstances Independent on Sunday

Just like Moyes other works, the stories are heartfelt, emotional and teach us about love, loss, liberation and laughter. Fans of her previous work will love it OK!

The best-selling queen of romantic fiction has delivered the goods... you'll love getting lost in these charming tales Sunday Mirror

Jojo Moyes characters are so real you want to find out what happens to them Choice

Delightful short stories from the author of Me Before You Prima

A heartwarming debut collection of short stories - all centred on everyday women - from the author of Me Before You Mail on Sunday

From unhappy women overcoming problems to fairytale romance, you'll love getting lost in these charming tales The People

A book that maps the wonder of everyday love Metro (London)

Irresistible... Paris for One offers a dose of instant escapism to whisk you away Daily Express

A beautiful read Hello

Moyes is always good on male/female relationships. But her sneaky brilliance is in the way she discreetly includes the powerful influence that women have on each other's love lives Daily Mail

About the Author

Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes was our Guest Editor in March 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, and The Last Letter from Your Lover. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.

Me Before You was 2012’s greatest love story – it was Spring 2012’s most popular Richard & Judy pick that went on to be nominated for book of the year at the Galaxy Book Awards. Excitingly, it has since been optioned by MGM and Jojo has been writing the script this summer.

Jojo has spent much of 2013 touring the US and this summer Me Before You went straight in on The New York Times bestseller Top Ten chart. In the UK, appearances this year so far include World Book Night, Hay Literary Festival, The Bookseller Industry Awards and the Orange Women’s Prize.

Her latest novel The One Plus One is in the same vein of Me Before You – an unconventional love story with a dilemma at its heart. It has a cast of wonderful characters and show that family comes in all forms and that through hard work and optimism, your happy ending might come true after all.

Author photo © Stine Heilmann

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

9th February 2017

Author

Jojo Moyes

More books by Jojo Moyes
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.jojomoyes.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
Relationship Stories
Short Story Collections
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9780718185367

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools