The Last Time I Saw Paris
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The Last Time I Saw Paris

3.26 of 5 stars 3.26  ·  rating details  ·  577 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Paris, the most romantic city on earth, is a place of second honeymoons and newly discovered passions. It lures us with a banquet of tastes, sound, sights, and smells. And for Lara Lewis, it is the place where she and her husband once experienced love at its best. Now it is a place where forty-something Lara believes she can rekindle her marriage. She plans the most romant...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 20th 2001 by St. Martin's Press (first published July 1st 2001)
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Carla D.
Em Lua-de-Mel em Paris acompanhamos Lara Lewis, uma mulher na casa dos quarenta, na sua viagem de auto-descoberta por Paris. Viagem, esta, que estava há bastante tempo programada como segunda Lua-de-Mel, percorrendo os mesmos hotéis, restaurantes e cafés do passado, com o seu marido de há 25 anos, um famoso médico que salva crianças com métodos pioneiros. Lara descobre que ele tem um caso com uma jovem e sexy pediatra, mas não desiste da viagem e parte para Paris. Percorrendo o mesmo percurso da...more
Ashley (Loves Books)
I wish I could do half-stars on the rating, because I would go 2.5 rather than a plain 2. I liked the beginning, became weary towards the middle, wanted to stop towards the end of the middle, and finally reconciled in the end.
As it stands, it is a meaningful love story, one that will make you smile as you root for Lara Lewis, the main character with the ailing heart, to find love and, in doing so, herself. I've never been one to be a cynic, but at times the novel was too cheesy and not at all re...more
Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
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Com Lua de Mel em Paris Elizabeth Adler traz-nos um Romance bastante leve, de fácil, rápida e envolvente leitura, mas que, ainda assim, nos dá a oportunidade para uma reflexão acerca do sentido da vida e das consequências mais ou menos positivas que podem advir das opções que tomamos.

Apresentando um núcleo bastante reduzido de personagens, a acção decorre de...more
Telma Duarte
“Tudo o que sabia era que algures no caminho, no meio daquela azáfama da vida quotidiana, entre a casa, o marido e os filhos se perdera”.
E, se nos fosse dada uma segunda oportunidade? Será que faríamos o caminho de forma diferente? Não creio. Mas quero acreditar que estamos sempre a tempo de nos encontrarmos, independentemente da idade que tenhamos, pois que nunca é tarde para mudar, se entendermos ser esse o caminho.
Esta viagem que deveria ser uma segunda lua-de-mel, acabando por se revelar uma...more
Brandy
This book was just ok. It started out really good and then just dropped off. The whole middle section was the same thing over and over again. I actually skipped a lot in the middle just to get to the end to find out what happened. It seems like there's a reocuring theme in these books I read. Woman gets wronged by a man and goes on journey of self-discovery.
Sandra
Bonito.

Mas tão fraquinho.

E ao ler os livros desta autora seguidos tenho vindo a dar-me conta que ela tem uma mania, presente em todos os livros até agora.

O do amor instantâneo .

Nada contra.

Mas pessoalmente não gosto :/
John Mcconahey
The Last Time I Saw Paris by Elizabeth Adler



As an avid fan of Elizabeth Adler, I began this paperback with a sense of expectation of another fine plot. But throughout the book until its ending, my attention was focused toward gender differences.



The morning Lara Lewis turns 45, her prominent San Francisco surgeon husband departs for Beijing with his quite attractive and much younger pediatrician assistant. Lara has planned a second honeymoon to France retracing the footsteps of her first, about...more
Georgina
Elizabeth Adler has to be one of my favourite authors after stumbling across her novel One of Those Malibu Nights and falling in love with her style. The Last Time I Saw Paris had been on my reading list for a while before I managed to get hold of it and read it.

Lara Lewis a 45 year old stay at home wife has spent all her time for the past couple of months planning a second honeymoon for her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband Bill. Bill, however does not seem very interested and eventual...more
Amy
This book focuses on a forty-five year old woman, who plans a second honeymoon for herself and her husband, their 25th. This is to take place in France, and already I am sold. It turns out her surgeon husband's "business" trip/affair is going to keep him away from being able to make it to France with Lara. Lara in turn meets Dan, and invites him along without telling him it was to be her second honeymoon. Oops. Adler takes you through France, the scenery, the food, the smells, the people. It is...more
Bronwyn Rykiert
Lara Lewis has spent almost a year planning a second honeymoon, for her 25th wedding anniversary, when her husband Bill, a famous Heart Surgeon tells her that they will have to postpone it because he will working overseas at that time and cannot go. She is devastated and realizes then that Bill is having an affair with one of his assistants.

In the meantime Lara has just met Dan Holland, who is 32 to her 45, she decides to take him on the holiday to France with her. They have a disastrous start t...more
Filipa
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Lara Lewis, mulher de Bill Lewis há vinte e cinco anos - um muito aclamado doutor que tem como primeira prioridade e única, a carreira - quer celebrar a segunda lua-de-mel com ele, reconstituindo aquele que foi o percurso que eles fizeram há tantos anos atrás, quando estariam no auge da paixão e recém-casados, com a vida e o amor pela frente. Contudo, este diz-lhe que é chamado por questões de trabalho a Pequim e Índia e portanto, têm que adiar este even...more
Michael Jenkins
Laura Lewis should be happy with a upcoming honeymoon with her husband Bill in Paris. It is the only thing that she has been anticipating for years but when she learns that he is cheating on her, her worst fears are coming true. Not only is she crushed by finding out about the affair, she wonders if she wasted twenty five years of her life married to the wrong man. Deciding to do the unthinkable, she plans to go on a trip to Paris alone, against her friend wishes. That is until she meets Dan, a...more
Maureen Vincent-Northam
When 45-year-old Lara’s painstaking plans for a second honeymoon touring France is scuppered by her eminent surgeon husband, Bill, she’s quite naturally a bit miffed. The fact that said husband cancelled so he can go on a business trip with a young female colleague fuels her anger and so she decides to go alone.

Enter dishy 30-something builder, Dan, who Lara falls for when he works on repairing her ‘deck’, and you have the beginnings of a fine romance. You sort of know she’s in for trouble when...more
Silvana
Este livro conduz-nos por uma envolvente viagem por Paris e enlaça-nos na vida de personagens carregadas de estórias, amor, traição, tristeza e fragilidade...
Lara Lewis, com 45 anos, vê o seu casamento a desmoronar-se. O marido Bill, trai-a com uma assistente e ela começa a questionar todos estes anos de casamento... Procura na sua mente, vagueando ao pelas suas memórias em busca de momentos felizes, de dificuldades ultrapassadas, de companheirismo... Contudo, aquilo que encontra nesta busca pel...more
Tânia
I’ve never heard about Elizabeth Adler before I picked up this book, I probably came across some of her novels on my introspections into the library, but if I had no idea who she really was till now then it probably didn’t immediately catch my attention. Ironically, The Last Time I Saw Paris was my book of discovery and I liked what I found. This is plain chick lit, which is a genre I like, but only on the right mood. I guess I was into it, because I really found myself absorbed by Lara Lewis st...more
O retiro do Opinanço
Lua de Mel em Paris é um livro sobre a vida de Lara Lewis. Lara é uma esposa dedicada, cujo marido, Bill Lewis, é um médico internacionalmente famoso e que se dedica só para o trabalho, deixando tudo o resto negligenciado ou em segundo plano. É uma mãe dedicada, de filhos que agora estão independentes e a investirem nos seus sonhos e planos de vida. Lara casou-se muito jovem e sempre se habituou a estes dois papéis de Esposa e Mãe, mas quando no seu 45º aniversário descobre que o seu marido a an...more
Catarina
Foi o primeiro livro de Elizabeth Adler que li, e na verdade, embora não tenha sido um mau livro, e tenha um bom final, também não foi, de todo, um livro que fizesse a diferença.

Não acrescentou nada, embora compreendesse a personagem principal, em muitos momentos não consegui simpatizar com ela ou com os seus problemas, e acho que a mesma história poderia ter sido contada em metade das páginas, se não se perdesse tanto tempo com descrições de Paris e outras cidades francesas.

Talvez isso seja o a...more
Merty
My first Elizabeth Adler book, I saw her latest book in People magazine and it sounded like a fun beach read.
I loved this book, as it took me to France, and I loved all the descriptions and of course, how it was not a perfect trip for the main character, like we've all had, bad travel experiences, so this book was very real, but how fun to have the money to buy all the outfits that Lara was able too, (being married to a world famous surgeon helps) this book was pure fantasy, a wonderful escape!...more
Tania Martins
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Lana
I really enjoyed this book. It is such a wonderful love story. The author made the characters really come to life. Highly recommend.
Dee
I'd give it a half star if I could....stupid, trite story of woman discovers hubby cheating on her & her "awakening" :(
Victoria
This is an excellent book about turning over new leaves, taking risks and looking at things from a different (and for women, critically important) perspective.
Patrick
This was a new experience for me - hard core chick-lit. it was no "bodice-ripper", but was fairly silly. I enjoyed some of the memories of France, although her food research was weak (no 21st century upper-class woman from SF would have Wonder bread as comfort food, and cassoulet in Carcassonne is made with confit du canard, not goose).

Only as I re-checked goodreads did I realize that I got the wrong book from the library. Another much more promising novel with the same name is what I intended....more
Maria
Light, summer read. Enjoyed it very much.
Fátima
É tanto um romance como um guia de viagens!
Ideal para quem tem um fascínio por França.
Mariazita
Mais uma vez Elizabeth Adler levou-me a uma viagem de sonho desta vez por França, desde Paris até as regiões mais típicas deste país.
Uma viagem gastronómica e visual, um verdadeiro roteiro turístico, que eu gostaria de seguir numas próximas férias.
Em conjunto com uma história de procura de identidade de uma mulher a entrar na casa dos 45, e que olhando para a sua vida, necessita de saber se foi feliz e se ainda ira a tempo de encontrar o seu verdadeiro eu, juntamente com um novo amor.
Uma históri...more
Teamthomas98
Well written and intriguing, however a reminder that "romance" isn't my favorite genre. Lara's character could be sensitive; therefore I didn't always believe she would fall into this situation and not think of her kids more. The details about France made me want to get on the next plane. At times, however, the details became similar to hearing a slideshow of someone else’s vacation. If romance is your genre, certainly take this along to the beach.
Polly Vous Francais
I stopped reading on page 34 -- amazed that I made it that far! -- when the tanned, muscled young carpenter says to the lonely 40-something wife, at her windswept beach cottage, "I reckon three or four days will do it... I'm afraid I could only work for you in the evenings."

Truly an unreadable book. How do people read bodice-rippers?

That's what I get for cruising the library stacks armed only with selections under "Fiction -- Paris."
Sharon
I picked this one strictly for the title. It's always weird when 45-year-olds are described as middle-aged, since I don't think of myself that way. I enjoyed the author's detailed descriptions of French locales, but could have used a little less self-loathing on the part of the protagonist (And what was up with all her friends remarking on her weight? What kind of friend does that?).
Alisa
I was really disappointed in this book. Is it normal to want to murder the main character by the end of the book? Adler's descriptions of Paris are beautiful, and I admit, her writing is stellar. It's her main character Lara who I cannot stand. Her fickle nature is just unbearable towards the end of the story.
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Born in Yorkshire, North England, Elizabeth Adler met in London her future husband, Richard, a American. They had lived in England, Ireland, France, Brazil, and USA. Today, the had one daughter and live in Palm Springs, California. Her first novel, Private Desires, launched an enormously successful writing career, she also wrote as Ariana Scott. She has now written over twenty internationally accl...more
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