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After Paris by Nicole Kennedy

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

Three best friends.
A weekend away. And a whole lot of baggage.
Alice, Nina and Jules have been best friends for twenty years. They met in Paris and return there once a year, to relive their youth, leave the troubles of home behind, and indulge in each other’s friendship and warmth. But this year, aged thirty-nine, the cracks in their relationships are starting to show…After their weekend together in Paris, the three women never speak again. Each claims the other two ghosted them. But is there more to the story?


My Thoughts

We are used to reading about the perfect friendship, the one that saves us from making mistakes and keeps us happy; but we are all aware that this is only fiction. Friendship is not perfect and sometimes when we struggle, the most difficult person to tell is the one that we trust, for fear of disappointment and shame. So, this is a book about “real” friendship, the one you have with your friends, the one that you want to talk to and normally talks about everything, but that sometimes you keep pieces hidden, because you don’t know how they will react…
“After Paris” is a beautiful book about friendship; one that has been connecting Alice, Nina and Jules for years but now is crumbling down. They met a long time ago in Paris, and for years they’ve been meeting for a weekend in Paris, to remember good old times. But now, the lives of these three intelligent and brave women are changing, the only safe place they know and trust is not there. Will they be able to repair their friendship after everything is broken? You’ll have to read the book to discover the answers!
I have to say that this was a quick read, it was easy to enter the story and keep turning pages to discover what happens in the end.
The story is told between different time lines and the voices of the different characters; I have to say that in the beginning I struggled to like all of them, but once you start discovering their stories it’s impossible to not love them all!
I liked how the story talks about neurodiversity, abortion, addiction and IVF; they make the reader remember that we all struggle and that, step by step, it will get easier.
I think this has been a beautiful and emotional read; a story I will never forget.
Are you ready for “After Paris”?


About The Author

Nicole Kennedy grew up in Essex. She was the first person in her family to go to university, and won a place to study Law at Bristol. During Nicole’s second maternity leave she began writing poems and rhymes on motherhood and family life, which she posted to her blog ‘TheBrightness Of These Days’. She completed her first novel during her third maternity leave(because by then it was easier than leaving the house). Nicole lives in Kent with her husband and three sons.