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What did you love best about We'll Always Have Paris?
I enjoyed the physical travel experiences, especially in the later parts.
What was one of the most memorable moments of We'll Always Have Paris?
I enjoyed the scenes in Italy and Alhambra the most.
What three words best describe Kate McIntyre’s voice?
Too over-actorly annoying.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I liked when the mom got high in Amsterdam. I think the reader was a serious problem. So much over-actig that it took away from the prose.
Any additional comments?
Yes. I got annoyed with the continual references, not finely woven, about the dead father. Okay he died and ski kept going back to it so much I had to FF over these bits as they were not aligned with a TRAVEL memoir. Would have liked more of the vote of the daughter, not the father. Or even the mother, for that matter.
I received a free audiobook for an honest review.
We’ll Always Have Paris isn’t my usual genre but I thought I’d give it a try. These are Jennifer Coburn’s memoirs of her travels with her daughter. I admire that even though their home is in need of repairs, she’d rather save the money to take her daughter on trips to show her world while she can. It’s sad that her reason is because she thinks she’ll die young and, hopefully, she’s wrong. Better safe than sorry, though, I guess.
One of the reasons I don’t read about travels very often is because some authors tend to get bogged down in the descriptions of where they’ve been. Jennifer Coburn, however, describes their travels very well but doesn’t overdo it so it kept my interest throughout. She also has a great sense of humor. I found myself laughing a few times, especially when they were in Panama.
I liked the relationship between Jennifer and her daughter. If I had a daughter, I’d want our relationship to be similar to theirs. I also liked the memories of Jennifer’s parents, especially her father. It’s obvious that she loved him and misses him very much. She’s as good at describing relationships as she is at describing Paris.
The narrator of the story was easy to understand. One thing that threw me off a few times was when I didn’t realize there’d been a change from the present to memories of the past and vice versa. A pause between those changes would have helped a lot.
I definitely recommend We’ll Always Have Paris even if it’s not the type of book you usually read. I’m glad I decided to review this book.