I unexpectedly loved this book. A story built around the quote "It's never too late to be what you might have been". It is a charming story about a women trying to rebuild her own identity after years of living up to what was expected of her and revealing her true self to her grown daughter.
I didn't realize this was a Christian book. I like the images of Paris (I love the city) but even though I'm Christian I prefer not to have Christianity introduced in the middle of a novel. After that point, Christianity became the major theme and the whole thing became unrealistic (e.g. in how certain characters change so fast). I prefer stories where the characters are more realistic rather than where specific characters are the 'bad' characters and then become almost sucrose sweet once they turn into 'good' characters.
This book is about the relationship between a mother and a daughter and how it evolves and changes after their husband/father dies. The novel takes place in both Omaha, Nebraska and Paris, France. The author traveled to Paris to provide accurate descriptions of the city in her book. This is a very engaging and entertaining read. I would also highly recommend the sequel to this book called A Hilltop in Tuscany.