Bonjour et bienvenue!
I hope you’re enjoying my new book Circle to Paris: A Young Woman’s Journey to Find Love, Success, and Self-Empowerment. Today I am in front of the Eiffel Tower (la tour Eiffel, en français) and if you’ve read through the first chapter of the book, you know that this is where the heroine, Honora Favre runs away to the morning that she gets fired by the sinister Madame Christine Paul in the office.
Much like the scene in the book, it’s a beautiful afternoon in Paris right now, as it always is during this time in the summer. I’m at Place du Trocadéro, a square in the 16th arrondissement, or district, of the city. It is filled with restaurants, shops, and boutiques, and has a famously stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, and an integral part of the story of Honora Favre.
She has fallen on hard times; she’s lost her patience, and then she gets fired from her first job after failing le Bac course. So she comes here, to Place du Trocadéro, in a sort of haze, which is interrupted by a group of tourists who ask her to take their picture. And it’s here, on the very platform that I’m standing on now, taking these tourists’ picture in front of the Eiffel Tower, that she snaps out of it and starts to analyze what to do next.
I hope you are enjoying this tour through Paris that I am taking you on, as this is where Honora’s journey begins before she finds her adventures in Normandy. And I hope you’re enjoying Circle to Paris, too, and if you happen to be reading my blog for the first time, please give the book a try–I think you’ll like it! It’s short but fun, and very exciting and full of romance.
Merci et à bientôt!