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Three Weeks In Paris

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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
Feb 22, 2011 Emilia Marzouk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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KJ
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
Sidna
May 12, 2016 Sidna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was a disappointment. I expect more than the typical romance novel from this author, but sadly, that is all this book is.

Bradford is the queen of superlatives. Clothes, settings, furniture, and food are described in great detail. I wonder if the author really wanted to be an interior designer since she loves to describe the fabrics used in upholstery and draperies, the paintings, and other decorations in every room. Of course, everything is very tasteful and expensive. The four young w
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Tiina
Jan 04, 2012 Tiina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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!
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
Bolortuya
I read this little novel because one writer on youtube workshop recommended her books as a romantic novel that are better and different than others. But from the beginning this book was not that impressive, but continued it anyway as wanting to know what would happen at the end. Just like Hollywood movies, everything ends well and happy (too good to be true). There are some unexpected surprises, but overall all so predictable and plus unconvincing.

But her vocabulary was good though, as she used
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Pam Meneses
My first Bradford book, and what a letdown. I picked up this book expecting a romantic love story against the backdrop of beautiful Paris, but I was disappointed. It is about 4 friends who had a falling out and who then got invited to the 85th birthday party of their teacher 7 years after. Readers will find out what caused the fight and will see these 4 reunite. The story was rather flat and the ending anticlimactic.
Pri
May 31, 2012 Pri rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Pri 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.
Marlene Chabot
Past romances and secrets catch up to four thirty-something women who all attended Anna Sedgwick School of Decorative Arts seven years earlier when they receive an eighty-fifth birthday invitation to the school's founder. Can they resolve what lies in their hearts? Personally, I would've rather followed one woman in the beginning instead of reading about each one in the following chapters. Alexandra, who the story mostly seems to rests on, could've thought back about her years at school with the ...more
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
Aug 18, 2009 Kristi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
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
Apr 12, 2009 Pauline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Katie Rekowski
2002. Read by Barbara Rosenblat. Four young women attended a prestigious art academy in Paris. They were Alexa, Kate, Maria and Jessica all strong and capable women. Just before graduation, they quarreled and in the last 7 years had no contact with each other. The central, inspiring person in their lives is being given an 85th birthday party. Each decides to attend, with hesitation, and goes to Paris early with their own agenda. What insights does this trip bring to each woman? And, can they res ...more
Sheri
Jul 03, 2016 Sheri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's a quite unrealistic story about four women who have had a feud at a renowned art school in Paris in their youth. They've parted ways, grown up and come back to celebrate their famed teacher's 85th birthday. You can guess the rest.
I did like the bit of mystery as to the whereabouts of the missing boyfriend. One day they were planning a life together and the next day he was gone. I had to finish the book to get to the bottom of it.
Janice Cafarelli
Four college friends,Alex,Kay,Jessica and Maria, part ways on a bitter note at graduation are reunited 7 years later at the 85th birthday of Anya, their director and mentor from the school . But although the party is the driving force to bring them all back to Paris they all come early with another agenda. Will they all find the answers they are looking for? Anya tries to guide them not only to their answers but back to each other to see if they can rekindle the bond they once had.
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
Mar 21, 2013 Bonnie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
stacie
Dec 19, 2014 stacie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book tells the story of 4 women who met in art school, became great friends, and because of a misunderstanding, haven't spoken in 7 years. It can happen to all of us, which is why I enjoyed this book. The talk about art was drawn out and boring but otherwise it was decent.
Monica Olide
it starts very well but the end... :/ honestly i hate the end i believe the troble will be something amazing but it isn't I love the principal concept but.. in conclution... i just live it but I would have liked loved :/
Claire
Ok, before you judge me on my rating of this book, note the shelf, "audio book for drive to work"! The audio version was amazing, the narrator had unique voices for each character and read it flawlessly. The book itself is what you might expect; predictable plot, ridiculously wealthy characters and cheesy love scenes. But I don't need " War & Peace" to tax my brain driving to work, just something mindless and read with enough enthusiasm that won't put me to sleep at a red light!
Sean
Oct 04, 2013 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Gerry
May 01, 2016 Gerry rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Trite and superficial story about three young women reuniting after a feud that sounds more typical of a group of sixth grade girls.
Tamme Hacking
Jul 18, 2015 Tamme Hacking rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
lovely lovely lovely

That is really all there is to say. a delight to read.if u love fashion
and art and lovely people
Jratledge
Chick lit escape for a couple days, but really not my cup of tea. Very obvious and predictable and just a little too perfect.
Lexie
May 19, 2014 Lexie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's so predictable. I can't believe I read it. Waste of money and time .
Manuela
Mar 06, 2011 Manuela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporaneo
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
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Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 30 bestselling novels, including The Cavendon Women, Cavendon Hall, and The Ravenscar Dynasty. She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader: at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Brontë sisters. By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. She published her first novel, A Woman ...more
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