Publishers’ Weekly describes Blame It on Paris as “a frothy French confection”, and Booklist calls it “hilarious a fun, frothy tale for anyone who has ever. Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting And only weeks before she’s scheduled to leave Paris for good?. REVIEW: Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand love the way your redneck Georgia brothers pronounce his name) uncles’ farm outside Paris.

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BLAME IT ON PARIS – Laura Florand

Otherwise I enjoyed this cross-cultural love story about a girl who goes on study abroad to France and falls for a man there just as she is getting ready to move on to the nex I really liked this, though I still can’t tell if it’s supposed blamme be fiction or nonfiction.

There were some things Psris liked about this book, and others I didn’t. When I first opened th No. It’s a good thing it wasn’t expensive, otherwise, I’d completely regret buying it. And when they meet each others family, it was ig to see the South though the eyes o Fun little chick lit book. I learned a lot about French culture and am curious to try this chocolate she refers to many times.

Blame It On Paris

The families too,are a hoot. SinceLes Halles had been the biggest market in Paris and perhaps even in Europe, the market that supplied all other markets, filled with energy at all hours of the day and night.

I was kind of perplexed with Laura’s attitude though. I really liked this, though I still can’t tell if it’s supposed to be fiction or nonfiction. Anyway, I have to give her credit for surviving so many weddings.

Booklist Review

I kept on reading funny bits out loud to Patrick because they were too good not to share! Can you believe she had a total of 4 weddings? Florand tells the true story of how she met and married a charming Frenchman named Sebastien. I understand that she was trying to be witty but I didn’t find it such nor charming. Especially towards the end with the two different sides of families and all the crazy wedding s planning. Sep 23, steph rated it really liked it Shelves: You will come to know their families and the fun times they have.


Makes you laugh at the peculiarities of customs we take for granted — we Americans have the sink in the bathroom with the toilet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If I read one more negative self-thought by the narrator I was going to throw the book away. This semiautobiographical novel tells the story of Laura, a student in Paris who doesn’t like the city but stumbles upon a waiter that she can’t resist.

I did like the depiction of the French family life – it was interesting to read about Sebastien’s family’s traditions and relationships. Apr 30, Misti rated it liked it Shelves: If this book had been a fluffy contemporary romance, I’d have probably enjoyed it more.

The way the author What makes this book even more interesting is the fact it’s actually about a real life couple.

Blame It On Paris by Laura Florand

Well, Laura Florand ignored ih advice and mixed a Parisian gentleman with a Southern lady, and what she got, predictably, was combustible. So those fans of Mrs.

Also, it’s quite nice to see that in real life, a couple doesn’t fall in love and get engaged within a week: Added by 1 of our members. Sep 29, Janet rated it really liked it.

She’s from small-town Georgia. It was just the right comfort read for me. They made me feel as if I was there and made me want to visit even more than I already have. Highly enjoyable book that made me laugh out loud and be grateful for crazy families. Imagine my surprise to find out this was a true story.


In the midst of this sordid world, Le Relais du Vin took up the space of a handkerchief. I’m so going to check out her fiction next. He’s a sophisticated Parisian. Reading about prepping for four weddings was just the same thing over and over. We were actually doing better this evening than the last time I had walked across Les Halles, in broad daylight.

Who doesn’t envy Laura a little? And she made me want to go to France, which I’ve never really cared about doing before, especially since I don’t speak a lick of French and I hear the French, especially Parisians, are a little snooty about that sort of thing, but she STILL made me want to go.

The only thing I struggled with as a reader was the opening chapter or two. Dec 21, Brandi rated it did not like it. It made me laugh more than once and reminded me that love is something that can transcend cultures. That said, as soon as I got to the characters’ names and realized it was intended as a kind of memoir, I found everything a lot more difficult to handle. Add in all their crazy family members because they both do and it is a recipe for enjoyment. And terrifying, hilarious, crazy things ensue, including stories involving crane swinging and snail puking the snails were puking, not the people eating them and foot alligators in the wild and FOUR weddings for the same 2 people.

I was looking for something light and funny. She decides to toss her graduate degree for love. He’s a sophisticated Parisian. And I wanted more of how they got to that place! Still, the book never quite coalesced for me.