I'd been hearing buzz about Anna forever and a day--not just good buzz, but tantalizing, effusive, giddy buzz. And for good reason! Anna and the French Kiss is a delicious, smart, romantic romp through Paris and features one of the most charming and swoonworthy boys I've read in a long time: Etienne St. Clair. Anna Oliphant is a realistic and relatable protag, and the rest of the cast is diverse, fun, and interesting.
I'm not a huge Francophile (Spanish major, here) but while reading Anna, I felt compelled to research fares to Paris. And maybe I sought out some macarons to nibble on. And started saying bonjour. The setting of Anna is a Paris wonderland and could sell anyone on a visit to the city of light. A lovely book.
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