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New On My Shelf This Week

I received a lovely email of introduction from this author, after she had been chatting with my fellow blogging friend Elizabeth, over at ‘Silver’s Reviews‘, who thought I might be interested in promoting and reviewing ‘Paris Ever After’ and had passed on my contact details. I really appreciate your faith in me Elizabeth; and Karen, thanks for the lovely complimentary copy of the book 🙂


Cover Image Of 'Paris Ever After' By K.S.R. (Karen) BurnsCan Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after?

Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street.

As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris? Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart. 

Clicking on the book’s title will link you directly with it’s Goodreads listing.


Image Of Author K.S.R. (Karen) BurnsUnder her fiction writing name, K. S. R. Burns, is the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Paris Effect and this, its standalone sequel, Paris Ever After.

As Karen Burns, a self-confessed grammar and language nerd, she publishes her non-fiction writing, which includes the business book, The Amazing Adventures Of  Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use.

She has lived and worked in four countries and 22 cities, including Paris. No longer a wanderer and definitely not a sun worshipper, Karen now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and cat, where in addition to  her novels, she also writes a weekly career advice column for The Seattle Times.

Keep up to date with all Karen’s latest news at her website

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I never thought that one day I’d be writing novels, much less novels taking place in Paris. As a girl I dreamed of traveling to the City of Light and when I finally did get to spend significant time there (not by running away from home, as Amy did, but it was still a big adventure), I found that it was just as fabulous as I’d always known it would be. I also found that Paris has some not-so-fabulous aspects, as every city does! It’s this balance of “romantic dream versus gritty reality” that I’ve tried to convey in my books. Most of all, I aim to make my stories fun to read, yet not entirely fluffy, with a little bit of wisdom thrown in.


Picture of an English red post boxis a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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