Review: Dancing With Paris, by Juliette Sobanet

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Having just finished Juliette Sobanet’s last book, Midnight Train to Paris, and enjoyed it very much, I couldn’t wait to dig into this one. And I was delighted to find out that, like the former, Dancing With Paris was a time-travel romance. (I’m not a huge fan of time-travel romances in general, with the exception of Outlander and The Time Traveler’s Wife, but I am always glad to find one that is well-written and intriguing.)

Naturally what caught my attention was that the book is set in Paris–or at least, the past is. Claudia Davis travels back from present-day San Diego into 1950s Paris, via a ruby necklace and a mysterious woman. Once there, she finds that she’s become a dancer named Ruby Kerrigan, and Ruby is wanted for murder. What Claudia doesn’t realize at first is that Ruby has had to prostitute herself, and has done so with several men. Not only does she have to find the murderer, but she has to sort out her love life…and she only has five days.

The twists and turns had me guessing, and I only put this book down under duress (work, sleep), wanting to know what would happen next. I loved the setting, the vivid picture Ms. Sobanet paints of the Parisian cabaret, and of Paris in general. It was a bit like watching a film. Her mix of suspense and romance is just right, and I look forward to reading her next book! (By the way, if you have some francophile tendencies like I do, you’ll enjoy her previous books as well, all contemporary romances set in Paris.)

Dancing With ParisAbout the book:

In Paris, a past life promises a second chance at love.

Straitlaced marriage therapist Claudia Davis had a plan—and it definitely did not involve getting pregnant from a one-night stand or falling for a gorgeous French actor. She thinks her life can’t possibly get more complicated. But when Claudia takes a tumble in her grandmother’s San Diego dance studio, she awakens in 1950s Paris in the body of Ruby Kerrigan, the glamorous star of a risqué cabaret—and the number-one suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow dancer. As past lives go, it’s a doozy…especially when an encounter with a handsome and mysterious French doctor ignites a fire in Claudia’s sinfully beautiful new body.

But time, for all its twists and turns, is not on her side: Claudia has just five days to unmask the true killer, clear Ruby’s name, and return to the twenty-first century. To do so, she must make an impossible choice, one that will change the course of both of her lives forever.

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ISBN-10: 1477805915
ISBN-13: 978-1477805916

Juliette SobanetAbout the Author

Juliette Sobanet earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from New York University in France, living and studying in both Lyon and Paris. She worked as a French professor before turning a new page in her career, penning romantic women’s fiction with a French twist. She is the author of Sleeping with Paris, Kissed in ParisMidnight Train to Paris, Dancing with Paris, and the upcoming Honeymoon in Paris. Today she lives with her husband and two cats in San Diego, where she devotes her time to writing and dreaming about her next trip to France.

Website: www.juliettesobanet.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJulietteSobanet
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulietteSobanet

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  3. This review reminded me that I have not yet read Midnight Train to Paris yet, which is on my iPad just waiting for me. I think I will start it today. Great review Alyssa. Makes me dream of Paris.

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