The Paris Effect by K. S. R. Burns


When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she knows their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat’s words haunt her, urging her to embark on the Paris trip alone and shed the dissatisfaction of her life in Phoenix.

Little by little, Amy, grappling with a failing marriage and struggling with painful childhood memories, lets herself be swayed. Guided by Kat’s bold voice, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, however, she finds that her problems have come right along with her.

Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Will Amy choose the life she’s discovered in Paris or decide to revive the one she left behind?

A woman’s meaningful journey, set in the beauty of the City of Light.

“… a can't-put-down-book… never stops being an absorbing adventure–not until the gratifying final moments… A lovely ode to Paris, friendship, spontaneity and forks–both on the plate and in the road.” — Kirkus Reviews