Goodbye, Paris

Goodbye, Paris

Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to break your heart to make it whole. Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn't been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she's built a quiet life for herself in her sm Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to...

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Title:Goodbye, Paris
Author:Anstey Harris
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Goodbye, Paris
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:279 pages pages

Goodbye, Paris Reviews

  • Jill
    May 28, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

  • Cindy Burnett
    May 21, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

  • Ivonne Rovira
    May 17, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

  • Liz
    Jul 21, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

  • TL
    Apr 22, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

  • Susanne Strong
    Sep 16, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

  • Angela M
    May 14, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

  • Cindy Roesel
    May 19, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...

  • Ian
    Sep 04, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

  • Liz Fenwick
    Jun 18, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...

    3.5 stars: ?Goodbye, Paris? is a worthy feel-good read. Grace Atherton, the novel?s main character, is a bit nave, almost to a fault. She blindly loves a married man, although she doesn?t consider herself to be ?that sort of woman who steals husbands?. Grace has a nine-ye...

    Thank you to Touchstone Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review! #partner Grace Atherton is a lovely woman. She owns a stringed instrument shop, and makes/repairs beautiful instruments (cellos, violins, etc). She has a relationship of 8 years with her partner, David...

    Thank you, Touchstone for my copy of this book. It will be released in about a week. This is a book about Grace a musician who has to come to terms with her life, her choices and find a way toward happiness. The beginning of the book was enjoyable but the book really develops as Gr...

    Beautiful. Loved it. ...

  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    Apr 27, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...

    3.5 stars: ?Goodbye, Paris? is a worthy feel-good read. Grace Atherton, the novel?s main character, is a bit nave, almost to a fault. She blindly loves a married man, although she doesn?t consider herself to be ?that sort of woman who steals husbands?. Grace has a nine-ye...

    Thank you to Touchstone Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review! #partner Grace Atherton is a lovely woman. She owns a stringed instrument shop, and makes/repairs beautiful instruments (cellos, violins, etc). She has a relationship of 8 years with her partner, David...

    Thank you, Touchstone for my copy of this book. It will be released in about a week. This is a book about Grace a musician who has to come to terms with her life, her choices and find a way toward happiness. The beginning of the book was enjoyable but the book really develops as Gr...

    Beautiful. Loved it. ...

    "'They believe in the coup de foudre,' he said, 'the lightning bolt. The French say that it will hit everyone once in a lifetime. It could be someone you see on the other side of the street, maybe only one time, and never even speak to. It could be when you're a child or seconds befor...

    This book was so different from anything I've read before, in a good way I hasten to add, it was beautiful, uplifting and really taught me a thing or two about the world of stringed instruments! I warmed to Grace as a character straight away and definitely wanted the best outcome fo...

  • Laura
    Sep 06, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Nov 12, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

  • Donna Davis
    Nov 19, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

  • Barbara
    Oct 24, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...

    3.5 stars: ?Goodbye, Paris? is a worthy feel-good read. Grace Atherton, the novel?s main character, is a bit nave, almost to a fault. She blindly loves a married man, although she doesn?t consider herself to be ?that sort of woman who steals husbands?. Grace has a nine-ye...

  • Fran
    May 20, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

  • Krystal
    Dec 06, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 02, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

  • Paromjit
    Dec 14, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

  • Jeanette Lewis
    Dec 03, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

  • Linda
    May 29, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

  • Jenny
    Aug 06, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

  • Book of the Month
    Aug 01, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

  • Mellie Antoinete
    Sep 21, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Sep 06, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

  • ♥ Kayleigh Kehoe ⚜ (Awkword Reviews)✍
    Aug 08, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...

    3.5 stars: ?Goodbye, Paris? is a worthy feel-good read. Grace Atherton, the novel?s main character, is a bit nave, almost to a fault. She blindly loves a married man, although she doesn?t consider herself to be ?that sort of woman who steals husbands?. Grace has a nine-ye...

    Thank you to Touchstone Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review! #partner Grace Atherton is a lovely woman. She owns a stringed instrument shop, and makes/repairs beautiful instruments (cellos, violins, etc). She has a relationship of 8 years with her partner, David...

    Thank you, Touchstone for my copy of this book. It will be released in about a week. This is a book about Grace a musician who has to come to terms with her life, her choices and find a way toward happiness. The beginning of the book was enjoyable but the book really develops as Gr...

    Beautiful. Loved it. ...

    "'They believe in the coup de foudre,' he said, 'the lightning bolt. The French say that it will hit everyone once in a lifetime. It could be someone you see on the other side of the street, maybe only one time, and never even speak to. It could be when you're a child or seconds befor...

  • Beyondthebookends
    Aug 09, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...

    3.5 stars: ?Goodbye, Paris? is a worthy feel-good read. Grace Atherton, the novel?s main character, is a bit nave, almost to a fault. She blindly loves a married man, although she doesn?t consider herself to be ?that sort of woman who steals husbands?. Grace has a nine-ye...

    Thank you to Touchstone Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review! #partner Grace Atherton is a lovely woman. She owns a stringed instrument shop, and makes/repairs beautiful instruments (cellos, violins, etc). She has a relationship of 8 years with her partner, David...

    Thank you, Touchstone for my copy of this book. It will be released in about a week. This is a book about Grace a musician who has to come to terms with her life, her choices and find a way toward happiness. The beginning of the book was enjoyable but the book really develops as Gr...

  • Morgan Tallman
    Aug 28, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

  • Noemie
    Aug 05, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...

    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...

    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...

    3.5 stars: ?Goodbye, Paris? is a worthy feel-good read. Grace Atherton, the novel?s main character, is a bit nave, almost to a fault. She blindly loves a married man, although she doesn?t consider herself to be ?that sort of woman who steals husbands?. Grace has a nine-ye...

    Thank you to Touchstone Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review! #partner Grace Atherton is a lovely woman. She owns a stringed instrument shop, and makes/repairs beautiful instruments (cellos, violins, etc). She has a relationship of 8 years with her partner, David...

  • Kathy Kugelman
    Sep 01, 2018

    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...

    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...

    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...

    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...

    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...

    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...

    Anstey Harris gives us the delightful and moving story of the lonely Grace Atherton whose life revolves around her passion for music, although unable to play music in public after traumatic events in her past. She has settled into repairing stringed instruments at her violin shop, help...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant ? . . . . . A note to all publishing houses, blurbists, whoever else lends a hand in writing things like the above hoping it will sell a lot of books/earn high ratings sim...

    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...

    Musical - literally - and highly predictable, but still an enjoyable story. Plot: Grace is in love with David. Things get complicated. Grace seeks solace in her instrument-making, and the company of a headstrong teenager and an elderly man. There is intermittent David-drama. The ...

    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...

    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...

    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...

    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...

    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...

    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...

    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...

    This novel took me by surprise. The first time I saw it, I passed it by because the cover suggested a light romance, and that?s not a genre that appeals to me. It?s been compared to Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant; I read neither. Later I saw an online recommendation for this book ...

    When first opening this book a reader may well believe that it is purely a relationships read, the main character of Grace, a cellist, instrument maker who is ?the other woman? in a relationship with a human ?peacock?. Yes, David is true to this description, so sad for Grace wh...

    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...

    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...