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'It's about dreams and taking chances. Missed opportunities and mistakes. Loss and sacrifice. But above all, it is about love. The kind of love that survives time, distance... even death. The kind of love I wish for you.'

Finding the one is only the beginning...

1954. Zara is fifteen the first time she meets Leon. During a power cut in a small French museum, the two spen
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Kindle Edition, 427 pages
Published May 14th 2020 by Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVEEEEEEEEE ITTTTTT SOOOOO SOOOO SOOOO MUCHHH!

My dear friends, please stop what you’re doing and if you want to take a moment by listening to your heart, getting lost in an marvelous journey in one of the most romantic cities on the earth- yes, I’m talking about the one and only Paris, or let’s pronounce as “Pari”- I highly and truly recommend you to read this heartbreaking, face bloating, soul crushing, inner romance awakening, tear jerking, fantastic book over and over again!

This is not
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Samantha
Mar 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
1.5 stars

tw: plane crash; miscarriage; possible suicide

tropes:
- soulmates/ soulmate bond/ soulmate dreams
- missed opportunities/"ships in the night"
- mistaken identities

This book was so promising. I tend to enjoy books where two characters meet, "know", and then don't reunite until later due to outside forces. But the pacing is ultimately what did this book in. The book spends a long time in certain parts of the characters lives, like when they first meet as children, and then skips through
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Berry ♡ Nice
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Berry ♡ Nice by: Thelma
☆ 5 AMAZING Soulmate Stars ☆

Oh my goodness. I need to release this breath I've been holding for the last 10% of the story...
Can you say rollercoaster-of-emotions? YUP!
I just got off this ride and my heart is bruised but happy. My heart and I were taken on a ride we didn't see coming. I'm so happy I got on it.

~ you see, since I was fifteen, I have only dreamed of one love, one soul, one heart.

This was recommended to me by a friend and with all the enthusiasm she had for it I got all excite
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️ by: Berry ♡ Nice
4.5 Stars


This book was epic. A 20 years tale of love, loss, missed opportunities, longing, sadness and eventually happiness. I loved the premise of dreams and if in fact do some people get signs from dreams. And how does fate and timing play a role in your destiny for better or worse?

No cell phones, no social medial, just letter writing and talking to one another. Times were simpler than but the connection people made was much more real than in today’s time, imo. Zara and Leon meet at the age o
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Laurie
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Without question 5.0 Exquisite Stars!! There are not enough magical adjectives to describe the beauty of this story!! Someday in Paris moved me beyond words and to quite a few tears.

"It's about dreams and taking chances. Missed opportunities and mistakes. Loss and sacrifice. But above all, it's about love. The kind of love that survives time, distance. Even death. The kind of love I wish for you."

In 1954, as children, Zara and Leon meet at a French museum where the power has gone out. They can'
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Apr 27, 2020 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love this book but it was just okay for me. Story had very good potential but a lot of unnecessary things happened and after that I lost interest for this book.

***ARC provided via NetGalley.
Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
I cannot express just how breathtakingly beautiful this is!!
If I was one of those reviewers who rated books then this wouldn’t be a mere five stars, this would easily be a ten-star book. Honestly, there aren’t enough words to fully describe just how beautiful this is; it’s incredibly moving, magical, unforgettable, enchanting, full of everlasting love.
“…nothing is more important than love. In all shapes and forms, at all ages and no matter what the ending. Love is the destination, the journey. L
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Nursebookie
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once in a while you will run into a beautiful book that will steal your heart away for the beautiful setting, amazing characters and mesmerizing story of true love.

This is it!

Olivia Lara wrote an amazing story that gripped my heart and didn't let go. Until now I am still tearful and just in awe of the fantastic writing that is just oh so beautiful. If you love a great romance read, you cannot miss this book.

Truly fantastic.
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Mandy Baggot
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic read! An absolutely unforgettable love story.
You will lose your heart to this epic romance.
Highly recommended!
Michele
5 "Anything Can Happen" Stars!!

Someday in Paris is a beautiful story. Hands down, this is an incredible, at times heartbreaking, book about finding one's soulmate but then struggling to hang on to them. The book starts out with a discussion between a grandmother and her grand-daughter about love and making a magical connection with "the one." It leads to the grandmother sharing her own story and the majority of the book details that account. I loved the flashbacks to the past with little sni
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Deandra
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Someday in Paris" was an absolute dream come true of a book and I most wholeheartedly recommend it to readers who love: romance, art, and historical fiction genres-all of which I happen to be a fan of. The story behind "Someday in Paris" is complex, the characters are dynamic, and the skilled craftsmanship put into the plot by author Olivia Lara has left me without words. While I was hooked by the comparisons drawn to books like "The Notebook" and "One Day", I felt that "Someday in Paris" far s ...more
Joanne Ragona
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fate. Dreams. Chance. Destiny. Tragedy. Love.
All are represented in this book. This beautiful story had me entranced. From a chance meeting in a darkened museum to years of missed opportunities and unkind occurrences...this story was a whirlwind of emotions, at times utterly heartbreaking and completely frustrating. I sometimes felt that fate couldn’t possibly have dealt these characters such heartbreaking circumstances...but I stayed hopeful that through all the trials and tribulations in their
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The Starry Library
This is a book for hopeless romantics, for those who dare to dream, and for those who believe in true love everlasting.

'Someday in Paris' is a beautiful tear jerker about two people named Zara and Leon who first meet when they are 15 years old in a darkly lit room in an art museum which prevents them from seeing each other's faces.. Fate keeps them from forming a relationship as much as it keeps them searching for each other. Their paths continue to intertwine and intersect throughout their live
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Kerry
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An epic love story that’s both heartbreaking and frustrating. Beautifully written.
Thelma
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
100 Stars and moreeee!!! I'm speechless, I dont know what I need to write without giving away anything about this masterpieces... This book was EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING!!!! did I said it was EVERYTHING!!!

This book was super mega romantic, the most romantic book I've read in a very long time, it was heartbreaking, it was full of emotions, I couldn't put it down and you know how I knew this book was more than whatever I read before? because I couldn't stop thinking about the dialogs, the scen
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Kelsey
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-favorites
People dream of Paris, but falling in love in Paris is what epic love stories are made of.

In 1954 teenagers Zara and Leon meet each other in the blind dark in a french museum. They instantly feel a intense pull for one another when they spend an hour talking about their love of classic art and Paris.

Due to uncontrollable circumstances Zara and Leon are forced apart. Through the years and different cities, they always long and search for each other feeling that a piece of them is missing. Throu
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Brenda
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a pleasant surprise this book was! I just finished it with tears in my eyes. A moving story that chronicles true love over many years, and without a doubt one of the best books I have read.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Do you believe in soulmates? Is there a person out there that you were meant to be with? Zara, aka Dominique, met Leon, aka Alexander in the art history library in a small French Museum. The power has gone out, so they can't see each other, but they talk for awhile and connect on a level that only comes along once in a lifetime. Life goes on and although they almost meet again, something always happens to prevent it. Nine years later they meet again, but do not realize they are Zara and Leon as ...more
Isabell
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes

I kindly received Someday in Paris in exchange of an honest review by the publisher via Netgalley.

Someday in Paris begins in Colmar (France), when Zara and Leon, meet each other in the Linden museum in 1954 at the age of fifteen. Leon is on a school excursion from his boarding school La Rolande in Switzerland. He has escaped to hide in the museum. While the museum has a power outage Zara and Leons paths cross. They can’t see each other, but they talked
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Zan
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
This is one of those books that makes me think about potential and what that means about perception and the confusion that ensues when reality hits.

Someday in Paris is a story of soulmates and the blips in their lives that bring them apart and together. There's a hint of magical realism because of how the characters recognize their soulmate status, but other than that it doesn't make the hugest impact on the setting.

I love the idea of people meeting throughout the courses of their lives, but I f
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yorkshirebooknerd
With a synopsis like that I had no choice but to read Someday in Paris. What I got was an epic love story that hit me right in the feels!

Full of near misses and almost moments, this story made me happy, sad, frustrated and hopeful all at the same time.

I can’t say much without spoiling the book but there were times where I knew exactly what was coming, and times where I had to accept that I might get an ending appropriate for the characters but not one I would have chosen or wanted.

If you’re an
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Amanda
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to be honest and say that I don't usually read romance novels on a regular basis. They do say that a change is as good as a rest though and so I started to read 'Someday In Paris'. I can honestly say that this is the sort of book, which is guaranteed to tug on even the hardest of heartstrings (ie: mine). I really enjoyed reading 'Someday In Paris' but more about that in a bit.
I must admit that it took me a little while to get into this story. I didn't exactly have my focused head on and s
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Andie
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Someday in Paris is an unforgettable love story that transcends time. I read somewhere that this book is perfect for fans of The Notebook, and I couldn’t agree more. Leon and Zara meet during a black-out at an art museum in the 50’s. Although they never see each other’s faces they have an immediate connection and spend the next 20 years trying to meet again, against all odds, and weathering all the forces of nature that pull and push them together. Their near misses will have you on your tiptoes ...more
Grace J Reviewerlady
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This has made me think of all the epic love films which have touched me over the years: Brief Encounter, Mayerling and Love Story spring to mind . . . but this is more - so very much more.

Zara is just a young girl who adores art when she first meets Leon in a small French museum during a power cut; despite each having no idea of what the other looks like, they both sense a deep connection. Over the next decade neither forgets the other - but, with everything which happens will they ever com
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Fraser's Fun House
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As teenagers a chance meeting in a darkened museum set Zara & Leon's lives spiralling  on an unpredictable course that spans decades and would have an impact neither would have imagined in their wildest dreams.

They may have only had a snatched hour during a power cut, but Zara's heart hasn't forgotten Leon. She dreams of him and for women in her family dreams are something not to be taken lightly. Despite frequent letter writing as teens, fate had other ideas and tragedy tore the two apart, losi
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Rebecca
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW WOW!!!
I binge read this one. I devoured it in one sitting and now I regret finishing it; the question is how long will I wait before I read it again??
I started it last night thinking I'd read a few pages before bed; a chapter maybe two if they are short. Boy was I wrong imagining I could put it down. It was ADDICTIVE, that's the word. I kept giving myself one more chapter and before I knew it, I was 2/3 in and didn't stop until the end. It's been ages since I'd done that and especially
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Nicole
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhhh! I hardly know what to say. This is the most magical and romantic book I have ever read. Similar in a way to the movie Serendipity where two people meet who are meant to be and you hope that they will find their way back to each other. This book spans many decades and places over these two peoples lives. It is just absolutely lovely. I don’t ever think I will read another book that is so romantic and powerful again.

Thank you to Aria for providing an arc via NetGalley in exchange for an
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MJ Symmonds
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Same rhythm. One heart. One soul. His lips touched hers and the world stopped. Time stopped."

Someday in Paris completely consumed me. My heart and soul were lost to the possibilities that lay before Leon and Zara. Young love, first love but fate had other ideas. The two star crossed lovers would become so very close to having it all only to have it torn from their grasp.

While they end up being separated and still not knowing who the other one is, their lives become inextricably intertwined.
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Chanel Johnson
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Someday in Paris: Olivia Lara

Release Date: May 14, 2020

“People say it for a reason. Because it’s true. It does happen. The butterflies, the weak knees, the knots in your stomach. When it happens, hold on to it. Hold on to it like your life depends on it. Because it does. Depend on it.”

Magical, all-encompassing and timeless; an unforgettable romance.
Someday in Paris begins in 1954 when teenagers, Zara and Leon, meet each other in a French museum. The power is out so they can’t see each other, bu
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Maria
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Some books leave you a print in your heart which make them difficult to forget, that’s what happened to me with the book “Someday In Paris”; emotive, sweet and unforgettable I will have always a copy with me to re-read it in the moments of need. I’ve read a lot of romance books and even if they all have a heart not all let you without a breath when you read them! This is the story of Zara and Leon, a love that tries to resist everything and everyone while the fate tries to keep them separate. It ...more
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Born and raised in Romania, in a family of book lovers and storytellers, Olivia studied marketing, communications, and photography, and worked as a journalist for a newspaper and news television network.

An unapologetic citizen of the world, she spent a few years in Greece, Sweden, and France (which will always have a special place in her heart), before settling in the US. Olivia now lives in sunn
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