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Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren't betrayal enough, he's about to remarry, and they’re expected to play nice with his soon-to-be wife and stepd ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Blink
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
When I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to read it due to the horrible way Sophie was treated by her new stepsister. I wasn't sure I could sit through all of the bullying, but it all turned out okay.

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Suddenly Sophie and her older brother Eric have to drop all of their plans for their summer in South Carolina and go to Paris. Their mother and father divorced almost a year ago and now their father wants them to come to Paris to be in his wedding. Since their fa
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Yodamom
Oct 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, francophile
Audiobook, good narration
Sweet little YA romance. Deals with broken family issues, step families, bullies and working for something more. Responsible main characters with brains, who communicate ! Yes it can happen, they deal with hard facts with thinking. Things don't go smooth, relationship build slowly, life in real life. The setting is Paris, with all it's beautiful locations and language.
I had one problem, the gasping, I gasped, she gasped, they gasped, omg get a new reaction. This was pro
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exploraDora (Dora Guta)
***2 Stars, barely***

This book was just so... YA.

Don't get me wrong, I don't generally have a problem with YA. It's actually my most read genre, I believe.
Some of these books are actually really, really good, but then there are some where the protagonist is barely 16 years young and they're voices are just so.... immature.

I picked up this book because it had started to snow here in Germany and I was in the mood for a lighthearted, summer-y romance. But I ended up disappointed by this.

This stor
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Jaime Arkin
Paris is the last place on earth that Sophie wants to spend her summer… she has her reasons of course, starting with the fact that she’ll be with her father who has basically ignored her and her brother for the last ten months after ditching them and leaving for the city of lights to pursue his dream job. His abandonment has left a bigger hole in her life and heart than she’ll ever admit, but he’s on the verge of getting remarried and her mom is pushing her to go, so she finds herself on a fligh ...more
Laurence R.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it
It wasn’t bad, but I didn’t actually care about most of the characters. The only ones I really liked were Jenna, Eric and Eva, but they’re not even that important in the novel. The story was fun enough, but I wish there was more about Paris. I understand why Sophie wasn’t happy to be there, but I was filled with jealousy, stuck in Canada, so I wad really annoyed about her attitude at first. I also hate rude and mean people (I guess everyone does, but I hate them very deeply), so the two awful ch ...more
TJ
4.5/5.0

Absolutely delightful, sweet YA romance! Sophie is a wonderful heroine who is experienceing her first love while dealing with her parents divorce, her father’s abandonment, re-connection and marriage, a new step-sister (in the worst of connotations) all while discovering her own goals and desires. It’s real with the heart of a dream!

The ending was wrapped up just a bit too quickly and easily. After being so deeply hurt and betrayed by two people, I can’t imagine it not taking at least a l
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Lekeisha The Booknerd
I was hoping for this to be a little more fun, but the first 150 pages is nothing but angst. Sophie isn't very likable, even though I understand that parents divorcing can cause all kinds of problems for kids. Camille, the evil step-sister, is even more unlikable. I didn't like Anna and the French Kiss, but if you did, this may be the book for you. Full RTC!

*Update: Originally posted over at Lekeisha the Booknerd*

*I received a copy of this book for free, from the publisher, in exchange for an ho
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Theresa
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm giving this 2.5 stars! I enjoyed that it was an easy breezy read and I loved that it was set in Paris, but I had issues with a few of the characters and situations. A lot of the characters, especially Eric, seemed very inconsistent to me. A lot of things just happened way to coincidently to fix up plot holes and I definitely felt the authors hand at play. If you have it on your tbr and want to cram in another book to your monthly wrap up I'd say go for it, I read it in three days but if I di ...more
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren't betrayal enough, he's about to remarry, and they’re expected to play nice with his soon-to-be wife and stepdaughter. The stepdaughter, Camille, agrees to show them around the city, but she makes it clear that she wi
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Amélie Boucher
May 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I was given an ARC of this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I headed into this book with pretty high expectations. I'm in love with Paris (even though I've never set a foot in it) and it's always with a curious and eager mind that dive into book set into this magical place. While this wasn't exactly what I had expected, I still enjoyed it.

The setting was simply perfect. The author described everything with an accute precision, and I could almost imagine myself there with the
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Jamie Davis
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ce livre possède mon cœur . (This book owns my heart.)

In the moments between reading the last page and attempting to gather my thoughts for a review, I simply relished the deliciously sweet ache that lingered after finishing One Paris Summer. This YA romance firmly planted itself in my heart and will always have a special place.

When siblings Eric and Sophie are forced to spend the summer with their father in Paris, they aren’t the only ones resentful of the forced family time. Their father’s aba
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Kristy Mauna
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good contemporary set in Paris. They're always sweet and romantic while still being able to be a great coming-of-age story, too.

This was me while reading One Paris Summer:


If you're a fan of Anna and the French Kiss then I think you'll enjoy this book. They are very similar, but One Paris Summer is still unique all on its own. Sophie and her brother, Eric, are being forced to attend their father's wedding in Paris. They aren't happy about this since their father just left their family on
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Megha Patel
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Okay so let me just say listening to the audio book and hearing all the French phrases just makes me sown. French is such a romantic language. I wish I knew how to speak it. I am going to make it my mission to learn ASAP.

Sorry, I get distracted by French. But back to business. This was okay-ish. I did enjoy it but it felt a little stretched at times. The plot could has moved along a little faster. But its fine I still really enjoyed it.

Sophie and Mathieu were really great characters. Sophie is
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Sophie
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
YA contemporaries is one of my favourite genres, and I've had this book on my TBR list for a while. One Paris Summer is about Sophie, who is sent to Paris for the summer to reconnect with her father, whom she hasn’t seen for a few years. She and her brother don’t really want to go, but know that it would be best to go, in the long run. Whilst they’re there she falls for the handsome Mathieu, but her evil stepsister Camille is ruining everything. Though she hated it at first, she soon finds the a ...more
Shannon ➰
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

*4.5*

When I first read the synopsis of this I was worried that I'd find it unoriginal because I've already read Anna and the French Kiss. Whilst there were some similarities between these books, this one stood completely on its own and I fell in love with it instantly. This book deals with first loves, friendship, family drama and the future and following your dreams. It is the perfect YA contemporary romance and an absolutely fantastic summe
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Sinead
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Uh! Where do I begin with this beauty?
I normally avoid the Y/A genre completely, it's never sat well with me but Denise Grover Swank's work has never let me down in the past so I was willing to give One Paris Summer a go. And I am so glad that I did!
This story, like Paris itself, is incredibly beautiful. Not only was I taken by the characters but Denise has managed capture the feeling of Paris itself so unbelievably well. I was so enamoured that I read it in one sitting.
This is a must read for
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Vfc
Feb 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Eva • All Books Considered
Review originally posted at All Books Considered: DNF

I didn't get very far into this one -- I found Sophie to be incredibly whiny and the situation to be ridiculous. Yes, I get it, she had to leave her planned summer to spend it in Paris with her dad and his new wife, but she was such a brat and beyond naive. I really love this author's Off the Subject (NA) series - but this one just didn't work for me. I understood that Sophie felt left out since her dad moved to another country and left hi
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Berit☀️✨
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book almost made me feel as though I was visiting Paris myself....
The author did a really good job of describing the sites and the food..... Sophie and Eric go to Paris for the summer, to attend the wedding of their father, who they believe left them.... I felt as though the way Sophie and Eric felt towards their father was probably very common in that situation... A big part of this book was them piecing their relationship back together..... also there was a tremendous growth both individu
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Caroline
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
full review up here!

3.5 Stars! Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of this :) I definitely had a great time reading this cute novel, set during an American teens' summer in Paris. I loved the character growth and of course the setting in this one :) definitely recommended for those who love sweet, feel-good stories!
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Galaxy Adventurer
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Random Thoughts About the Book:
1. Eric~ he is a wonderful big brother<3
2. Sophie~ While she was a relatable character, she could be kind of whiny, and annoying at times.
3. Mathieu~ He was pretty amazing<3 but I did have one issue with him (view spoiler)
4. Dane~ he is horrible person, that is all
5. Camille~ she was horrible
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Meredith Schorr
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adorable contemporary YA. I really liked Sophie - she was a strong heroine, yet vulnerable. This author is truly gifted at writing in multiple genres. I've read her cozy mysteries, her paranormal YA, and now this. I've enjoyed all!
Harley Biala
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought I'll be disappointed with the ending but I kinda really like how it turned out. It's good enough for a Paris-obsessed people out there.
Miriam
Crosspost: TheReadingBelle.com

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Over the weekend, I finished reading One Paris Summer. Now, I didn’t have high hopes for this book, but I was in the mood to read a contemporary book. One Paris Summer is about siblings who are forced to go to Paris for their summer vacation. Sophie, the protagonist, loathes the idea of going to Paris. Why? The reason why she doesn’t want to travel to Paris is because her father left her. Abandoned. Gone for good
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Lauren
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: pub-harper, 2016
I have mixed feelings about this one. Some aspects I liked a lot. Some, I didn't so much.

What I loved - I enjoyed the Paris setting and culture, as well as the focus on arts and music through Sophie's piano playing and the sites she visits. But I think my favorite part of this book was Sophie's growth. I loved her transition from the start to the end of the book. In the beginning she is afraid to go anywhere by herself, and by the end she is navigating Paris with ease, but she is also more cert
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Mariana  Nguyen
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016

book is glee

Oh boy this is entirely an adorable croissant of pure awesomeness. I HEART IT, like, A LOT. And it's all about Paris! Yes, the Paris. The one and only place where EVERYONE wants to visit and have their own babies love story there. Plus the amazeballs characters! And Eiffel Tower! AND FOOD!!

Okay, okay, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me start again slowly.

Things I Appreciated About This Amazeballs Read:

The writing is mesmerizing. The author has woven a spectacular love story on t
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Meg at
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review originally appears on Lit.Buzz!

Anything is Possible – Even Love
All you need is Paris

Ahh, adolescence.

There are a lot of stories out there about “coming of age”, visiting the “other parent” in the divorce, etc. But when you combine the beautiful way Denise Grover Swank crafts a tale, you’re going to have something special.

And One Paris Summer is something special.
I started reading this book right after returning from staying with my husband and kids in Paris. I was in an airport (in O
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Monique
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a big Denise Grover Swank fan and was so happy to get my hands on this book. Denise is so versatile in her writing that she is apt in any genre. My books are normally mystery romance, but I do love a sweet YA book as well. And you will find it here with this book.

Sophie and her brother Eric are sent over to their father who now lives in Paris, living his dream job. They are to spend the summer with him, his new wife and her daughter. But Camille is not as accommodating with her step sibling
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Annette
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Camille was a typical bully, the type we've all met before as young girls and know to dread. #evilstepsister Though this is probably one reason why I connected so well the story, it also kind of sucked for Sophie!

I loved how Sophie's life in Paris was built up slowly, brick by brick - with each new place explored, each new pastry tasted and each new phrase she learns. I really felt like I was learning how to live in Paris, whilst reading One Paris Summer.

Piano-obsessed Sophie grows up a lot duri
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Dena (Batch of Books)
If you’re a sucker for young adult romances with adorable French boys, you’ll love this book. It’s sweet and light and fluffy and very readable. Sophie and her brother Eric have to spend the summer in Paris with their estranged father and his new family. Naturally, a lot of friction exists between the various family members and tensions are high.

When Sophie meets Mattieu, sparks fly immediately – but it takes time for them to overcome miscommunications, complications, and get together. I liked t
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