Friday, July 29, 2016

G738 Book Review of Paris Runaway by Paulita Kincer

Name of Book: Paris Runaway

Author: Paulita Kincer

ISBN: 978-1-365-18923-4

Publisher: self published

Type of book: France, gangs, trouble, Florida, love, relationships, family, 2000s, birds,Paris, autumn romance, defiance, parent/child relationships

Year it was published: 2016


When divorced mom Sadie Ford realizes her 17-year-old daughter Scarlett has run away to Paris all she can imagine are terrorist bombings and sex slaves. After learning her daughter chased a French exchange student home, Sadie hops on the next plane in pursuit. She joins forces with the boy’s father, Auguste, and the two attempt to find the missing teens before they can stumble into more trouble. The chase takes Sadie and Auguste to the seedier side of Marseille, where their own connection is ignited. Since the divorce, Sadie has devoted herself to raising kids and putting her dreams on hold, but when her daughter needs her most, Sadie finds that concrete barrier to life beginning to crack. In her journey, she learns the difference between watching the hours pass and living.


Main characters include Sadie Ford, a woman who has recently turned fifty years old and has two daughters. She has always put her family first, even above herself and I feel as if she needs an excuse to finally place herself first. There is also Sadie's daughter Scarlett who is seventeen years of age and is best described as rebellious and someone who follows her own mind, consequences do not matter. Luc is a foreign exchange student from France who has a troubled history with law enforcement as well as gangs. Auguste is Luc's father and is best described as charming and enchanting, He also enjoys showing Sadie what it is like to live in France


You never know how things will turn out


The story is in first person from Sadie's point of view. Although a bit improbable that requires suspension of belief, its something I'm willing to do to enjoy the story and to learn more about living in France and to enjoy the romance. What I also liked is that Sadie is an older woman who has been married and has two daughters and she is also someone whom any woman could relate to because she always put others above herself.

Author Information:
(From France Book Tour Pages)

Paulita Kincer
has an M.A. in journalism from American University.
She has traveled to France 11 times,
and still finds more to lure her back.
She currently teaches college English
and lives in Columbus, Ohio,
with her three children, two cats and one husband.
Visit her website  and her blog at http://www.paulita-ponderings.blogspot.comor follow her on Twitter @paulitakincer
Like her Facebook page at Paulita Kincer Writer.
Buy the book (print, ebook audiobook):  Amazon


I'm a bit torn on whether to give this book four or five stars. Why? I really greatly enjoyed reading Paris Runaway and it felt as if it came at the right time because its a quick and light read that offered a lot of fascinating yet mundane details on how to live in Paris as well as how to get around the city, which I greatly appreciated. At the same time, I feel as if I built a reputation of sorts when it comes to five star books. Whatever the rating, I highly recommend Paris Runaway because its highly engage-able, has a romance with a much older woman and for me a wonderful cocktail of something light, informational and quick.

This is for France Book Tours
Monday, July 18
Spotlight + Giveaway at A Holland Reads
Tuesday, July 19
Spotlight + Giveaway at Just One More Chapter
Wednesday, July 20
Spotlight + Giveaway at Fuonlyknew
Thursday, July 21
Spotlight + Giveaway at The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Friday, July 22Spotlight + Interview + Giveaway at Library of Clean Reads
Saturday, July 23
Review + Giveaway at The French Village Diaries
Sunday, July 24
Review + Giveaway at Book and Ink
Spotlight  + Guest-Post + Giveaway at Bookwormerz
Monday, July 25
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile
Tuesday, July 26
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads
Spotlight + Giveaway at Words And Peace
Wednesday, July 27
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)


  1. thanks for your very nice review. I don't see a problem if you only read awesome books, lol. Emma at FBT

  2. Svetlana, I don't know how I missed your review in July, but I found it on Goodreads and I wanted to thank you for the terrific review.


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