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Publisher's Summary

Paris Never Leaves You is full of fascinating characters: models, vintners, poets, and especially artists and those who fawn on them and prey on them. Their glittering world forms the backdrop for a modern-day Cinderella story.
A stunned Djuna Cortez has just inherited the estate of eccentric artist Joaquim Carlos Cortez - and learned that he is her grandfather. Barely 21, Djuna is soon overwhelmed by the City of Lights.
She falls in love with a handsome winemaker who seems to be the man of her dreams, but discovers that she is living a nightmare. Isolated in the French countryside, Djuna finds salvation in reading her grandfather's journals which spin a mesmerizing tale of the young artist in 1930s Paris, facing with the rest of the city the advances of Nazi forces.
From her grandfather's struggles and tragedies, Djuna gathers the strength to finally break free from her abusive husband and take the steps necessary to preserve her life, her sanity, her fortune, and her grandfather's powerful artistic legacy.
©1999 by Adreana Robbins; (P)1999 by Blackstone Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 08-24-03

Absorbing book

This is one of those books that you hate to see end. I typically read mysteries but this book had such a high rating that I decided to read it. Am I ever glad that I did. The book has suspense, romance, history. The characters are well developed and interesting. And you enter the world of art, wine making and Paris. A great book!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 06-08-04

Good Story - Poor Exectution.

It is important for all of the background information and description to feel as if it is part of the story, the environment, the emotional world of the story so that all parts of the story fit together organically. When I was first learning to draw, I had to work at making the trees look as if they were growing out of the earth rather than just stuck on the ground like statues.
This book is full of descriptions and background that are inorganic to the text. They are trees just stuck on the ground.
Robbins use of metaphor, simile, analogy suffer from a lack of introduction and transition and relationship to the body of the story. It was embarrasing.

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