(E-ARC for review from Medallion)
Post-grad neuroscience student Daisy Lockhart has never been short on brains, but after her longtime boyfriend, Andy Templeton, dumps her through e-mail, she is short on dreams. Alone for the first time in six years, Daisy allows herself to finally be an individual instead of half of a couple. On a mission towards self-discovery, new adventures, and healing her wounded soul, Daisy travels to Paris. Upon her arrival, she meets Mathieu, a mysterious intellectual with a carefree spirit, and Daisy begins to experience the passion and the fulfillment she craves. Daisy's tense battle between possible love and her newly found freedom forces her to decide what she really wants.
There are a lot of things that I liked about Plum Blossoms in Paris by Sarah Hina. This is a book about a girl who thought she knew everything she wanted out of life and what her future held. But, when she finds herself alone for the first time in a long time, everything she thought she knew goes out the window. I've been there and done that and I can't really say it was fun. But, you learn a lot about yourself and what's really important in life, just like Daisy, the main character in Plum Blossoms in Paris.
Daisy is such a great character. I just loved her. She's smart, strong and adventurous. When she gets dumped she decides to make some changes in her life. See what's really out there. She goes to Paris, on a journey of self-discovery, and along the way she finds out that her neat little plans, were lacking the passion and mystery that she had been craving. This is something every woman needs to do at least once in their life. Do the unexpected. Go to that place you never thought you'd go. Find that lover that is everything you deserve!
I loved this book. It's very witty. Very smart, yet carefree and adventurous as well. I am giving it 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag! Try it... I think you'll like it.
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Here is some additional information about Sarah Hina.
Sarah Hina hails from Athens, Ohio. A former medical student and lab rat, Sarah now writes in between mothering two kids, watching films with her husband, and escaping into the outdoors with her camera and dog. Plum Blossoms In Paris is her debut novel.