Goodbye, Paris

After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It’s a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredibly satisfying read. Can you tell I liked it immensely?

Grace loves the cello. Grace loves David. Grace loves Paris, her violin shop and the charming gentleman who regularly shows up in her store. Grace even loves her rude, highly opinionated teenager store clerk, whom all the customers adore.

But when David saves a woman on the Paris Metro and becomes famous, his long-distance affair with Grace is open to public scrutiny and some unexpected hidden truths find the light.

“Sometimes you must have your heart-broken to make it whole.” GOOD-BYE PARIS, has been compared to Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant. If you’ve read either, you’ll find something very special in GOOD-BYE, PARIS … plus, we discover another British author, who is making her debut across the pond.



Anstey Harris teaches creative writing for Canterbury Christ Church University and in the community with her own company, Writing Matters. Harris’s short stories have been widely published in anthologies and online and she was the winner of the H.G. Wells Short Story Prize in 2015. She was recently shortlisted in the National Gallery Short Story Competition and chosen by The Word Factory to read her short story, “A Hairy Tale”, alongside A.L. Kennedy at their June literary salon in 2016. She is a three-time winner of the Faber Academy’s #quickfic competition. Anstey lives in Kent, England, and is the mother of the singer-songwriter (famous for her stint on The X-Factor) Lucy Spraggan.

Twitter: anstey_harris

GOOD-BYE, PARIS hits bookstores August 8th. Pre-order your copy on-line or in your favorite shop. Pre-sales are very favorable for authors, and this charming novel deserves the attention.

We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about Paris. For me, as Audrey (Hepburn) says, “Paris is always a good idea.”

We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck!

Giveaway: USA only please.

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39 thoughts on “GOODBYE, PARIS by Anstey Harris & GIVEAWAY

  1. I fell in love with Paris after I visited 4 years ago, and now I read everything I can get my hands on that even references the city. I hope to be able to return someday soon – there is so much I didn’t get to see and experience when I was there. So I can’t wait to read your book; thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  2. No personal experience in Paris but I would love to visit. My sister had her dream of a lifetime trip and couldn’t say enough about how much she loved it. Winning this book would be nice, too :-).

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  3. Paris is one of those places most of us dream of visiting and probably will not have the opportunity except through books. The romance, the Eiffel, the bridges, it is everything. The epitome of France in our minds.


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  4. I have been to Paris a few times. Great city, wonderful food and the French people are really quite friendly. I once traveled alone and people were very kind to me.


  5. I have never been to Paris. I would love to go sometime in my lifetime. Paris seems so beautiful and so much culture. Thank you for the chance.


  6. I have never been to Paris, but it is a dream of mine to see all the tourist attractions, and experience the culture.


  7. Paris…my favorite European city. Full of amazing museums, beautiful architecture and my favorite monument, the stunning Eiffel Tower. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the city twice and absolutely love it.


  8. I have never been to Paris, but I love reading books with Paris settings. Reading about Paris seems to be magical, even bookshops, sidewalk cafes, sights, people…I’d love to win this copy. Thank you.


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