The Light of Paris

By Eleanor Brown

From the bestselling author of THE WEIRD SISTERS comes an enchanting tale of self-discovery that will strike a chord with anyone who has ever felt they’ve lost their way.

‘I adored The Light of Paris. It’s so lovely and big-hearted’ JOJO MOYES

‘Soulfulness and emotional insight meet laugh-out-loud humour’ PAULA McLAIN, author of The Paris Wife

Chicago, 1999.

Madeleine is trapped – by her family’s expectations, by her controlling husband – in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. But when she finds a diary detailing her grandmother Margie’s trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets a woman she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict family and spent a summer living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist.

When Madeleine’s marriage is threatened, she escapes to her hometown to stay with her disapproving mother. Shaken by the revelation of a family secret and inspired by her grandmother’s bravery, Madeleine creates her own summer of joy. In reconnecting with her love of painting and cultivating a new circle of friends, the chance of a new life emerges – but will she be bold enough take it?

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 14 Jul 2016
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0-00-739368-8
Eleanor Brown is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Weird Sisters. She lives in Denver,

”'I adored The Light of Paris. It’s so lovely and big-hearted” - JOJO MOYES

”'Soulfulness and emotional insight meet laugh-out-loud humour” - PAULA McLAIN, author of The Paris Wife

”'The Light of Paris is a warm and illuminating novel of great hope and heart.' Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times-bestselling author of Beach Town and Ladies” - Night

”'Eleanor Brown’s beautiful book is hard to put down.” - HELLO! MAGAZINE


‘It’s I CAPTURE THE CASTLE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, an eccentric and totally irresistible read’Glamour -

‘Three sisters, as different in temperament as King Lear’s daughters, each return to their parental home, harbouring secrets … A funny and insightful mirror to reality’Easy Living -

‘If you didn’t know, you’d never guess that this thoroughly enjoyable novel was the author’s first’Daily Mail -

‘What a joy to read. What a VOICE’Helen Simonson, best-selling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand -

‘5 stars’Heat Magazine -

‘Bright, literate debut…the stage clearly belongs to the sisters; Hamlet’s witches would be proud of the toil and trouble they stir up.’Publisher’s Weekly -