The same thing happens for me at some point while reading each novel. My subconscious mind begins contemplating two things about a story: how it's going to end, and how it "should" end. I was wrong about both while reading this enlightening story by Ms. Morgan.
How a story actually ends is less important to me, especially when you consider the power of that latter statement, how it "should" end. When those reader expectations are not met, it means something special has happened. It implies that the author has found a way in guiding the reader to see things from a completely different perspective, changing their mind about at least one element of a staunchly held belief system. That's the power of a good story.
A virtual visit to City of Lights is always a captivating backdrop to explore lessons in love, both the romantic kind as well as the deeper universal variety. Through a cast of characters that spans four generations, each one provides a unique perspective into human nature and the challenges we face along our own path through life.
Grace, Audrey, Mimi, David, Sophie, and Antoine each have their individual stories to share that meld together into a cohesive and powerful message. One that transcends gender, age, social status, nationality, and every other misguided label used to characterize someone. In the end, the thematic tone and important lesson is the same:
It's not always easy to fully embrace who we're meant to be. Society sometimes tries to convince us we should be something else. Our mind starts to believe it, guiding us down a path where we feel lost. But sometimes it's in getting a little lost that we finally find ourselves. And when we give ourselves permission to wander, we find amazing things, and most importantly, people, along the way.
Part love story and part journey about finding yourself, the combination of these two in this wonderful story helped at least one reader appreciate how each intertwines with the other to create something much more beautiful than the sum of its parts.
Dave’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️
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