When four strangers cross paths in the ethereal streets of Paris, their lives change forever in this "riveting, what-happens-next read" (Lisa Barr, award-winning author of Fugitive Colors). An Amazon best-selling novel of life, love and family.
Rafael's search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets. Cecile's humdrum life as a housewife radically changes with the spark of a passionate liaison. Has-been actor Andre, troubled by the arrival of the son he abandoned years ago, must make a choice to either lose his son forever or put aside pride and seek redemption. Mira travels to Paris to begin a new life and forget about love, or so she intends.
Four strangers, four stories, one riveting novel.
Fans of Kristin Hannah and Catherine Ryan Hyde will enjoy this highly praised debut from bestselling author Adria J. Cimino.
Interview with the Author
What was your inspiration to write Paris, Rue des Martyrs?
City life inspired me. The idea that every day, we might pass the same people as we walk down the street, yet what do we know about their lives? What would happen if our paths crossed? One of my favorite genres is literary fiction, so I decided to write a novel in that vein about life-changing encounters, liaisons and entwined paths.
What kind of story is Paris, Rue des Martyrs?
I hope it will be an emotional read. Paris, Rue des Martyrs is about the importance of encounters. It is a story of family, friendship and coming of age. It is about love and loss, and healing wounds of the past. And it is a Paris love story, of course. It's not your classic Paris romance, but rather a different take of the types of relationships one encounters in this fabulous city: a French affair with a twist.
So many books have been written with Paris as the setting. What sets yours apart?
any books are about the Paris of berets and baguettes. Paris, Rue des Martyrs is about the reality of Paris life... living in a Montmartre neighborhood, sitting at a café, being Parisian by adoption in this melting pot of a city.
If you like stories of encounters, family secrets and relationships, I think you'll enjoy Paris, Rue des Martyrs. Thanks for reading!