I am such a Fiona Leitch fan and this book has made my author fan girling worse.
This is such a wonderful story with quirky characters, a great setting and all wrapped up with Fiona Leitch’s superb humour. She lets her imagination run wild over the page and she is one of my author heroines.
Here’s the blurb:
‘A heartfelt, funny and romantic caper – a mashup masterpiece!’ – Sandy Barker, author of ‘That Night in Paris’.
Bertrand is King of the Pigeons…
Unofficially. From his perch atop a gargoyle on Notre Dame cathedral, he surveys his kingdom. He sees Sylvie Cloutier, art lover and ex-antiques dealer, making dinner for her bullying husband Henri, trapped in their loveless marriage like a bird in a gilded cage. He sees security guard, hopeless romantic and bookworm Philippe Moreau cycling through the streets of Paris in his crumpled uniform, late (again) for his night shift at the museum.
When Sylvie begs her husband to let her go to work, he gets her a job as an evening cleaner at the Louvre. He thinks such a menial position will dispel any ideas about independence she might have, but his plan backfires when she falls in love with kind, gentle Philippe. They decide to run away together, but there’s a major problem: neither of them has any money.
One stormy night in the Louvre, the answer to their prayers falls into their lap… But is it really the solution, or just another, even bigger problem?
What follows is a romantic, wistful but madcap adventure through (and under) the city of lights, involving a stolen painting, an art heist in reverse, and Eric Cantona. Will love find a way?
Here’s my review
This book will keep you up for hours. It has all the ingredients for an entertaining read, adventures in the streets of Paris, an art heist, a female character who wants her freedom from a controlling relationship, fabulous paintings, a good helping of Fiona Leitch humour, a pigeon legend and a heart warming romance.
Sylvie is a great character. When we first meet her she’s in an abusive relationship with Henri. This story is about her falling in love but it’s also about her finding freedom from her past life with Henri. Sylvie, her love of paintings and memories of her father will tug on your heartstrings.
The romance is magical for so many reasons, Philippe is so hunky and gorgeous, the beautiful setting of Paris, Sylvie finding her freedom and all the wonderful and mad experiences they go through together.
If you’ve never read Fiona Leitch – it’s time to make a change!
Purchase Link – mybook.to/Louvre
Author Bio – Fiona Leitch is a writer with a chequered past. She’s written for football and motoring magazines, DJ’ed at illegal raves and is a stalwart of the low budget TV commercial, even appearing as the Australasian face of a cleaning product called ‘Sod Off’. After living in London and Cornwall she’s finally settled in sunny New Zealand, where she enjoys scaring her cats by trying out dialogue on them. She spends her days dreaming of retiring to a crumbling Venetian palazzo, walking on the windswept beaches of West Auckland, and writing funny, flawed but awesome female characters. Her debut novel, ‘Dead in Venice’, was published by Audible as one of their Crime Grant scheme finalists, and her bestselling cosy mystery series, The Nosey Parker Mysteries, is published by One More Chapter/HarperCollins.