Featured Review: In Paris With You (Clementine Beauvais)
About This Book:
Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet again in Paris. What really happened back then? And now? Could they ever be together again after everything?
*Review Contributed Beth Rodgers Staff Reviewer*
'In Paris With You' by Clementine Beauvais is an interesting story, written in verse. Main characters Eugene and Tatiana find each other once again ten years after their first meeting. That summer a decade ago changed both of them, but the events are threatening to keep them apart in the present. The way they care for each other is still apparent after all of the time that has passed, but they seem to be unable to overcome some of the issues that plague them still from that time in their lives.
The story goes back and forth between present and past, shedding light on the events that transpired and how they affect the new relationship that they both would like to build but are scared to attempt. The poetic narrative is a beautiful way of sharing their story and making the way for their paths to cross again more intriguing. The side characters, including Tatiana's sister and a boy from their past, help set the story in motion, with the revolving storylines finding ways to connect and solidify what they once knew and what they hope for the future.
Even though the story ends on a somewhat ambiguous note, it leaves room for readers to feel engaged and hopeful for what is likely to come. A sweet story of young love, friendship, upset, and reconciliation, 'In Paris With You' captures so many themes in an easy-to-read format.