First Impressions: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

So, recently I was lucky enough to get approved for The Paris Library on Netgalley! I was so excited because well who doesn’t love Paris and I love libraries so the two together must mean it’s fantastic right??? Also, I enjoy a good historical fiction now and then so I was really feeling this one.


First impressions: I am loving it! The setting is just right for me. The first few chapters kind of threw me off though because it bounced back and forth from WW2 era and the 1980’s. But that stopped and it actually made the story more interesting so far so I didn’t hate it.

I find myself immediately drawn to the main character and even some of those supporting characters have really gotten my attention so early on in the book! I’m getting some serious romance vibes but also not getting my hopes up knowing this is set during the war and well I’m most likely going to be heartbroken 😂

I have to say I am already kind of annoyed with one aspect of the book – the overpowering men who think women shouldn’t do anything but be house wives!! Drives me crazy! I obviously know this is the time frame the book is set in so it totally makes sense, but me being “an independent woman” just makes me cringe at these types of expectations! I could not imagine living during these times!!!

I was initially interested on this book based fully on the cover. It is so beautiful in my opinion, I love it. I have a real soft spot in my heart for Paris and history in Europe in general so this was a no brainier for me.

Do you enjoy historical fiction? Let me know in the comments!

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