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Paris is Always a Good Idea

(2020)
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One of Popsugar’s Best New Books for Summer 2020

A thirty-year-old woman retraces her gap year through Ireland, France, and Italy to find love—and herself—in this hilarious and heartfelt novel.


It's been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong postcollege European adventure. Since then, she's lost her mother to cancer and watched her sister marry twice, while Chelsea's thrown herself into work, becoming one of the most talented fundraisers for the American Cancer Coalition, and with the exception of one annoyingly competent coworker, Jason Knightley, her status as most successful moneymaker is unquestioned.

When her introverted mathematician father announces he's getting remarried, Chelsea is forced to acknowledge that her life stopped after her mother died and that the last time she can remember being happy, in love, or enjoying her life was on her year abroad. Inspired to retrace her steps—to find Colin in Ireland, Jean Claude in France, and Marcelino in Italy—Chelsea hopes that one of these three men who stole her heart so many years ago can help her find it again. 

From the start of her journey nothing goes as planned, but as Chelsea reconnects with her old self, she also finds love in the very last place she expected.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"McKinlay spins a funny yet poignant tale." - Jen DeLuca

"Sparkles with wit yet is profoundly humane at its core. You will be rooting for Chelsea through all her travels." - Jenny Holiday

"A funny and charming romp of self-discovery.... You'll feel like you've been on a European vacation even if you didn't make it out of your own back yard." - Kwana Jackson

"A playful breezy read that I couldn't put down!" - Abby Jimenez

"A delightful romance with characters I adored! Jenn McKinlay takes readers along on a fun and charming adventure in Paris Is Always a Good Idea." - Emily March

"Eat Pray Love meets Mamma Mia! I devoured this clever novel in one sitting!" - Lori Nelson Spielman

"Mckinlay writes sexy, funny romances that will leave you begging for more!." - Jill Shalvis

"Paris Is Always a Good Idea made me smile, cry, swoon, and cheer. It's a beautiful, funny, and relatable story about finding yourself." - Sarah Smith

"Witty, warm and wonderful...an American Fleabag, told with heart, hope and joie de vivre." - Lori Wilde


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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paris Is Always a Good Idea
Author(s): Jenn McKinlay
ISBN: 0-593-10135-9 / 978-0-593-10135-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Paris Is Always a Good Idea
Author(s): Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Paris Is Always a Good Idea
Author(s): Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Paris Is Always a Good Idea
Author(s): Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU