This is quite possibly the most juvenile book ever written. The sentence structure doesn't vary from subject verb, subject verb, subject verb. The sentences are six or seven words apiece, the words within them rarely over three syllables. It's clunky and cumbersome, and the story is predictable and uninspired; the plot is simple. Instead of "showing" her story, Steel chooses to tell the events like she's narrating a horse race. I'm amazed this woman is published. An eight-year old could finish reading it in an hour. Recommended for no one.
Two married people meet in Paris while he is on a business trip and she is fulfilling her political duty. Both have honor and integrity. Both have spouses. For five days they are drawn together for one magical moment. But the choices they must make after that is what makes this book special. A story of compromise and ambition. A story about choices. FIVE DAYS IN PARIS will change many lives forever. Great Parisian details, you will feel like you have been to France. Nothing extraordinary here, but a good read.