Thursday, October 31, 2019

BLOG TOUR - The Paris Girl

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Paris Girl by Natalie Meg Evans.


Paris, 1920s. Tatiana Vytenis has worked hard to leave her past behind. Once a ruined Russian princess in hiding, she is now a sought-after model and engaged to Gérard de Sainte-Vierge – a handsome, if occasionally overbearing, aristocrat. With the Sainte-Vierge heirloom ruby sparkling on her finger, Tatiana feels as though she should be happy. Not long ago she was penniless and now she’s about to become a marquise.

But fate still has a final hand to play. One night in a bohemian café in Montparnasse, Tatiana discovers she’s been the unknowing plaything of the Sainte-Vierge family. Hidden beneath their genteel exteriors, Gerard and his brother have a secret darker side, and her darling fiancé will gladly ruin Tatiana’s life to save his own reputation.

As Tatiana’s situation becomes ever more desperate, she crosses paths with an unlikely guardian angel. Serious, dark-haired Regan Dortmeyer is an American in Paris – a war photographer running from his own hard knocks in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. He’s no fancy French nobleman, but Regan has seen the lengths to which a wicked man like Gerard will go. As the consequences of her disastrous engagement threaten to swallow Tatiana up, he might be the only one who can save her now…

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Milliner’s Secret, The Paris Girl is a beautiful novel full of twists and turns, set against the breathtaking backdrop of 1920s Paris. Perfect for fans of Chanel Cleeton, Kathleen Tessaro and The Alice Network.


Title:   The Paris Girl
Author:  Natalie Meg Evans
Genre:   Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   463
Date of Publication:  October 31, 2019
My Rating:  4 Stars

Tatiana Vytenis has escaped a difficult past. She started off living the life as a Russian princess. However, her life was ruined and she had gone into hiding. She revived herself and because a model that everyone wanted. Meanwhile she was happily engaged to an aristocrat,

Gérard de Sainte-Vierge, but then her life suddenly unravels.

First of all, Gérard's brother creates an incredible problem for Tatiana. Thus begins her whirlwind of unhappiness. Then something even more tragic occurs and she really finds out Gérard's true nature. He completely forsakes Tatiana and her life all but comes to an end. Any happiness she thought she finally attained is well and truly ruined.

Meeting Regan Dortmeyer, a photographer she worked with while modeling, might just be the best thing ever to happen to Tatiana, even if it takes her a while to realize it. Tatiana experiences unspeakable trials in this incredibly touching tale.

In The Paris Girl, the timing, 1920s Paris, was a very good time-period and setting for this gorgeous novel. I felt for Tatiana the entire way through. I couldn't help but impressed by her strength and resilience. Also, I was so very happy every time Regan appeared on the page. 

Kudos to Natalie Meg Evans. This is my first book by her and I was kept interested throughout. I look forward to reading more by her in the future.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Natalie Meg Evans has been an art student, actor, PR copywriter, book-keeper and bar tender but always wanted to write. A USA Today best-seller and RITA nominee, she is author of four published novels which follow the fortunes of strong-minded women during the 1930s and 40s. Fashion, manners and art are the glass through which her characters’ lives are viewed. Each novel is laced with passion, romance and desire. Mystery is never far away. An avid absorber of history – for her sixth birthday she got a toy Arthurian castle with plastic knights – Natalie views historical fiction as theatre for the imagination. Her novels delve behind the scenes of a prestige industry: high fashion, millinery, theatre, wine making. Rich arenas for love and conflict. Most at home in the English countryside, Natalie lives in rural Suffolk. She has one son.  

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  1. This looks great. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Vert nice. Great review and I adore that cover.

  3. Great review I absolutely love when books are set in the 1920's and this one looks and sounds absolutely amazing and very intriguing. I'm really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  4. Great review! I so want to read this one. Putting it on my TBR!

  5. I love the 1920s :) This one sounds like it would be a great read. And I'm glad to see you enjoyed it!