A free trip to Paris is a free trip to Paris, right? This is the logic that allows Rachel West to talk herself into attending her ex-boyfriend Matthew Grant’s Paris wedding. Of course, Rachel also believes that if she attends the wedding and sees Matthew getting married to someone else, she’ll know that it’s finally over between them. By convincing her best friend Sammy to accompany her, Rachel believes she has planned for everything. However, when Rachel, armed with a hand-sewn array of clothes she crafted for herself, arrives in the City of Light and sees Matthew, all of her carefully crafted plans suddenly start unraveling.
This American debut by best-selling Australian author Charlotte Nash is an absolute knockout! Not only does Nash’s effortless yet elegant prose beautifully capture the luminous charm of Paris, she writes with equal grace about the spare beauty of the Australian countryside. The novel’s impeccably crafted settings provide the perfect showcase for an ensemble of nuanced and realistically flawed characters, including the book’s memorable protagonist, whose adventures with the hope and heartbreak of love ring all too true. The Paris Wedding is an unforgettable novel about family and friendship, love and loss, as well as the fine art of sewing.