Three Weeks In Paris
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Three Weeks In Paris

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  1,005 ratings  ·  86 reviews
The latest novel from the genuinely bestselling author of seventeen compelling novels, from A Woman of Substance to The Triumph of Katie Byrne.
Paperback, 16 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2002)
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Rebecca
I decided to give some 'chick-lit' another try (with the hopes for a romantic story set in Paris) and found myself strengthening, not only my resolve never to read such trite nonsense, but also, my eyes, as I rolled them continuously with the reading.
Emilia Marzouk
The book three weeks in Paris is about four young women who once went to the same school in Paris. It was a prestigious art school owned by a beloved woman called Anya Sedgwick. These four girls with he names Jessica, Alexandra, Kay and Maria were Anya's favorite students of all years. The four bestfriends were were amzingly talented, each one in her own personal way.
Unfortuanately the quartet had a bad quarrel a while before their graduation from Anya Sedgwicks School of Decorative Arts, Design...more
KJ Lipkey
I gave it three stars as it was very good as an audio book. The narrator is amazing! The story itself - meh. Half the time I was scoffing at the spoiled characters who were just soooo miserable with their perfect lives and the fact that they never had to want for anything once (well, outside of one of the characters who was the only one you really felt had feet on the ground at one time). On the other hand I was enjoying the 'escape from reality' that the story offered. It was a kind of 'how the...more
Charlotte
I picked this up as an audio book, and wasn't very impressed from the beginning, but I was in the car and ended up being curious enough for the outcome to hear it out. The four main characters had attended the same fashion design school in Paris and their close friendship was broken up by a quarrel. They return 7 years later to attend the 85th birthday celebration of the headmistress of the school, and each with a separate agenda. I didn't find the characters very realistic, and thought way to m...more
Suzi Andrade
This book was ok. It was pretty predictable and everything is wrapped up in a little bow at the end. I had expected more from the book - I don't usually read romance authors, but this one sounded more like a mystery about what caused four friends to fall apart. The reason, once you finally get to it, is less than interesting. I gave it three stars instead of two because I had the audiobook and the narrator did a great job of it, except for the few parts when it sounded like she'd been reading a...more
Tiina
Gosh, what a disappointment. I wanted to finish reading the book because I seem to remember liking one or two books by her before.

But here: everyone was incredibly beautiful, successful, talented, and well-to-do. Absolutely madly in love, or super tragically disappointed in love. Everything was exquisite and fabulous. What a load of gushing! Not an ounce of reality anywhere. I like to read to go to a different place, but this is not the place I want to be! Thank goodness this is now done!
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May 31, 2012 ℘~®~i~ ツ ~ $☻L☺ ~ ☾ℜ€D€ℜ€ ♥ ~!! rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to ℘~®~i~ ツ ~ $☻L☺ ~ ☾ℜ€D€ℜ€ ♥ ~!! by: A friend of mine introduced me to Barbara T. Bradford through her book, "Emma's Secret"
Just amazing..!! I love the way Barbara Taylor Bradford writes... Her books are sooo real! Three Weeks in Paris talks about how four girls are reunited after parting away from each seven years before. The author has intricately woven a story based mainly on the feeling of young women and how they cope with the struggles which life puts forth before them. An awesome read for those you are into romance, suspense, and stories with an emotional touch.
Theresa Powers
This is a story about the lives of five women. It begins with Anya, who owns a school of design. The setting is in Paris. Descriptions are found throughout the book. This beautiful city becomes alive as stories unfold around the characters, who are all artists. This is many love stories in one. At the end of the book, everything comes to a head and closure takes place. I enjoy the mysteries, which are not solved until the very end of the book. This kept me reading. If the book were just filled w...more
Kristi
The narrator did a good job taking on different voices and accents. The story was only mildly interesting. The plot moved too slowly, it was too obvious, and (usually) too cheesy.

However, I decided I really enjoy listening to audiobooks in the car!
Pauline
I have always enjoyed Barbara Taylor Bradford from the very first book I read by her many years ago. This was enjoyable as well, and I liked being able to relate to the areas in Paris that I have visited.
Sandy Neal
If I had ever been to Paris, I probably wouldl love this book! The story was light reading. This author made all of her main character beautiful and wealthy. They fell in love with handsome successful men.

The writing is fine but there were so many references to what people wore and looked like and descriptions of Paris and places there that I got bored.

Bonnie
Three weeks in Paris is the story of four girls who attended Ana Sedwicvk's School of Decorative Arts in Paris and were best friends. But, as the story unfolds, each of the girls receive an invitation to attend Ana's eighty-fifth birthday celebration and bemoan the fact that a quarrel had disrupted their friendship and left each unsure about attending. Kay is amrried to a Laird from Scotland and designer of fashion clothing, Alex, a set designer, is involved in a relationship, but still pines fo...more
Jambarie
I enjoyed this book. Initially took me a bit to get into ( blamed in part to my being in a Scottish Highlander mode) and I got a little muddled in Bradford's descriptive nature, but in the end, saw that it fit in with the characters and core nature of the story. One needs to see the city and country side, envision the colors and textures... Not pivotal to the plot but a nice accoutrement if you enjoy those types of details. There were moments of sadness and those still follow me after my reading...more
Sean
Three Weeks in Paris is Bradford's 18th book in an apparently long series of mild romance novels. This one takes place in Paris, where four women students of a prestigious art school, seven years out of school and hugely successful, are called back to Paris to celebrate the 85th birthday of their former teacher. While there, they have to overcome earlier differences that led to the falling out of the once close friends. Predictably, they not only all find new romance, but quickly patch up their...more
The Gluttonous Bookworm
I enjoyed this book a great deal. Initially took me a bit to get into ( blamed in part to my being in a Scottish Highlander mode) and I got a little muddled in Bradford's descriptive nature, but in the end, saw that it fit in with the characters and core nature of the story. One needs to see the city and country side, envision the colors and textures... Not pivotal to the plot but a nice accoutrement if you enjoy those types of details. There were moments of sadness and those still follow me aft...more
Lexie
It's so predictable. I can't believe I read it. Waste of money and time .
Manuela
Lo spunto poteva anche sembrare interessante, ma lo svolgimento non mi ha soddisfatto per niente. Vicende e personaggi sono poco approfonditi, i protagonisti sembrano abbiano personalità tagliate con l'accetta, senza una sfumatura, che li rende inevitabilmente poco verosimili. Questa autrice d'altronde naviga tra alti e bassi, non è costante nella qualità dei suoi romanzi, e questo decisamente è uno di quelli meno riusciti. Se volete leggere qualcosa di suo ben più coinvolgente e appassionante,...more
Mayra
It was a boring book. I barely got myself to finishing it, don't recommend it.
Femke
Een boek wat een aantal verhalen van verschillende personen volgt. Ik vond het een heel erg leuk boek wat erg makkelijk leest. Soms als je meerdere verhalen volgt, valt dit soms tegen, maar bij dit boek weet de schrijfster je er goed bij te houden. Ik vond zelfs dat het soms leek alsof ik er gewoon bij was, zo worden de verhalen verteld. Het is een boek met eind goed al goed, zoals ik zelf al wel verwachtte. Wel worden er in het boek een hoop keuzes gemaakt, die het boek tot het einde blijven bo...more
Emily Higgins
Four young women receive invitations to celebrate the 85th birthday of Anya Sedgwick, the headmistress of the School of Arts that they had attended in Paris 8 years ago. We follow each of their lives since they completed school.. Each has doubts about her love life, although each has achieved great success in her professional life. Also, the 4 of them had a terrible argument just before they graduated. They have not kept in touch because of the argument. This book gives detailed descriptions of...more
Lisa
Bradford has the good grace to practically begin the book with an explicit sex scene, so that I could move on without spending time reading a quarter of the book before coming upon the objectionable (to me) material and deciding not to continue. I'm not the book police; I'm just adding my two cents for the benefit of others who want to avoid graphic sex scenes. Too bad; I usually enjoy books set in Paris (one of my favorite places) and I have heard that Bradford is otherwise a good storyteller.
Angela Corbin
I 'read' the audiobook version....it was a fun diversion while driving to summer grad school.

The story was set in Paris, of course...so I'm a bit of a sucker for all things Parisian, even if the literature was a bit shallow...and predictable.

This will not be included in my 'highly rated' books. It's not one I'm even proud to add to my 'Already Read' list. Though I will sheepishly admit that I kind of enjoyed this cheesy story. :)



Jody
Four former students are reunited from Anya Sedgwick's fine arts school for her 85h birthday. They have had a falling out and not spoken to each other in years. We don't find out why and until way too late into the story. The middle of the book has too much detail about Anya's life. I would have liked the detail to have been more about the students and their lives. The reasons for their "fight" seemed more like something that would have happened in junior hight, not college.
Ruth
Four students at an art/design school in Paris had a falling out right before their graduation. They are invited back for the birthday of the head of the school who was a big influence on their lives. They are all reluctant to go because they have not spoken in 7 years. Each has issues that have happened to them over the years. A mystery that is 7 years old is solved as the birthday party approaches. It was a nice read but I wouldn't go out of my way to read it.
Marian
Feb 27, 2008 Marian rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marian by: My Mom
Eh ... I downloaded this as an audiobook to listen to while I worked out. It's sort of light and fluffy and doesn't really make you want to keep listening/reading. The story is based around these four friends who had a falling out while at design school in Paris. They all find themselves reunited and working out thier various issues when they return to the city to celebrate thier teacher's/mentor's birthday party.
Karen
Four former students of a prestigious art school in Paris meet after seven years to celebrate the 85th birthday of their beloved teacher and mentor. They parted on less than favorable terms and must reconcile their differences. I really enjoy reading books by Barbara Taylor Bradford and get caught up in the descriptions of the characters as well as how she tells the story.
Carmen
An account of four young ladies who went to an exclusive private school in Paris and then nine years later they are invited to the founder's birthday party but realize that they are reluctant to go because they had a disagreement. I felt that the characters were a bit flat, not developed enough and there wasn't enough drama or action to make it truly interesting.
Christine E.
Sep 13, 2007 Christine E. rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wouldn't recommend, am glad it came from the library
Shelves: audiobook
Kept me entertained in the car, but it wasn't anything special. I liked the characters, but the writing was formulaic. The reader, Barbara Rosenblatt (I think?), did a great job of differentiating the characters' voices and doing at least 6 different accents.

See second comment below for why I decided to downgrade my review from 3 to 2 stars.
Kathy
The reader for this book is fantastic! She made each voice distinct without being distracting.

Unfortunately, the actual story left much to be desired. There were bits that I liked, but I had a hard time cheering for any of the character. My indignation at their choices made for a great distraction while I was at the dentist though!
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