ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: Wrong Train to Paris
Series: Romance on the Orient Express
Author: Jennifer Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: December 1, 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction
At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went terribly awry: she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded alone in the French countryside of Provence.
Now she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French farmer who offers her accommodations with his aunt while Julia awaits the next train to Paris in five days’ time. As she settles into the rhythms of the household alongside Luc and his aunt, Julia learns more than she ever dreamed she would about France, farm life, and her handsome rescuer. There is more to Luc than meets the eye, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and all too soon, the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete.
I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely be reading more books by Jennifer Moore. Wrong Train to Paris is the second book in the Romance on the Orient Express series written by multiple authors and published by Covenant Communications. Julia Weston just wants to prove to her father that she is responsible, but in an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train but ends up reboarding on the wrong train. She ends up strained in the French countryside of Provence. While in Provence, she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French Farmer who offers to bring her to his aunt. As she settles into a rhythm with Luc and his aunt, Julia finds herself falling for Luc. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and soon the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete.
Julia was such an interesting character. She rushed into things without thinking, but she was kind. I really liked her and although she had her faults, she still cared for others. She so wanted to prove to her father that she was independent, but in doing that she ended up proving that she was still young. I liked her growth as a character, as she learned to take a step back and think. It was so sweet to see her try so hard to be helpful. I thought that the fact that she needed everything to be orderly was a fun quirk.
Luc was such a nice guy. He came off as kind of standoffish at first, but he was super sweet. He wanted to help Julia, but he was also a little uncertain about what to do with her. I really liked Luc. He had hidden talents and it was sweet to see him interact with Julia. I loved his relationship with his Aunt. But Luc had to learn to get over the past and look towards the future, he had to learn to forgive himself.
Julia and Luc had to learn to work past their differences. They also had to figure out how to make a relationship work even though they were from different worlds. Julia tried so hard to be helpful, and Luc tried so hard to help Julia. I thought their relationship was so fun. It was so interesting to see them go through everyday life.
Wrong Train to Paris was a great book! It was a clean historical read and I would definitely recommend it! I really liked the characters and I was intrigued by the plot. I stayed up way too late to finish this book. 🙂
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.