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Title: A Tryst in Paris

Author: Anne Armistead

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Book Blurb:

When Mirabelle Montgomery visits the Luxembourg Carousel in Paris, a mysterious time shifter sweeps her into the Carousel’s time travel vortex and transports her to 1900 Paris. Her return will be allowed once she completes her mission to restore a man’s fate gone wrong. But whose?

Upon meeting dangerously sexy Jacques Thibaut, Mirabelle believes she has found her man. His life’s purpose as a stellar police detective has been derailed by accusations of his plotting with anarchists to overthrow the French government.

If she proves Jacques to be innocent, his life will be reset to its rightful providence. He will win back his job and those who once believed in him, including the woman he planned to marry.

Mirabelle’s determination to complete her mission kindles passion between them. But their falling in love will jeopardize everything, for his true destiny does not include her. Besides, even if her heart desires, she cannot remain in 1900 Paris . . . can she?

Join Mirabelle Montgomery and her adventures as a time traveler in Paris of the past. A Tryst in Paris is Book One of The Carousel Time Traveler series.

My Review:

Thrust back in time, can Mirabelle save a man’s life without losing her heart? A Tryst in Paris is a rare time travel romance and one I simply adored. The writing is impeccable. The descriptive narration will transport you to Paris, France, both modern day and the dawn of the twentieth century (1900). The world-building is immersive, creative, and makes the ordinary simply beautiful. The star of the story is Mirabelle and seeing Paris through her eyes is what makes A Tryst in Paris an unforgettable read.

Let’s start with the descriptive narration. The setting in both timelines is Paris, France. Anne Armistead details everything so you can touch, smell, hear, and taste this magnificent city. As someone who’s been to Paris and traveled the streets and seen the gorgeous carousels, I felt like I was right there with Mirabelle. The historical accuracy blends with the narration to create an entertaining reading experience.

The characters are emotive and leap off the page. Mirabelle is such a realistic heroine with emotional inner dialogue and honest reactions to everything she experiences. What she goes through is immense, but I connected with her in so many ways. Jacques is your typical Parisian man, and this vibe is carried throughout the story. The rest of the characters are distinctive and immersive.

The world-building, especially the time travel, is original and believable. The author creates a world soaked in history and I didn’t want to leave.

Brilliant from start to finish, A Tryst in Paris will move you and have you hopping on a carousel to time travel yourself.

My Rating: 5++ stars

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Author Biography:

Anne Armistead is the award-winning author of love stories set in the past and present. She earned her English literature degree from the University of Georgia and her MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. Anne is a member of the Georgia Writers of Romance (GRW), Atlanta Writers Club (AWC), and Historical Novel Society (HNS). The damaged hero wins her heart and the hearts of the heroines in her stories. She writes in multiple romance genres including historical, historical paranormal, time travel, and sweet contemporary.

Anne's novels include the historical paranormal romance Dangerous Conjurings and the historical romance With Kisses from Cécile (winner of the 2020 Georgia Independent Author of the Year in Historical Fiction). She has written a sweet contemporary romance, A Christmas Cannoli Kiss. Her recent release is A Tryst in Paris, Book One of The Carousel Time Traveler historical-fantasy romance series, which introduces Mirabelle Montgomery as a time traveler in 1900 Paris and Jacques Thibaut, a dangerously sexy French rogue who steals her heart.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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