Book Club › Book of the Month › 2018 Book Selections › Dec BOTM: Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb › Reply To: Dec BOTM: Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
I finished this one up last night and liked it. It was a little heavier than I wanted for the month of December. I guess I should have known that.
I liked the format of the story getting told through letters. There were some parts i wish could have been told in more detail – like the end where Tom goes to Evie as she fights her illness. The culmination would have been more rewarding I think.
It was easy enough to piece together the ambiguities. I’m glad Will had the chance to live on through Delphine & Will Harding.
I didn’t care much for Evie’s column. The concept was good but the writing didn’t seem good enough for a regular column. I preferred her letters.
I really liked the dual lifestyles throughout the book. Evie getting a glimpse of the realities of life on the Front against the regular life back at home where Christmas dinners were still planned and dancing in fountains was still possible. It makes me want to read All Quiet on the Western Front.
Alice was another character I would like to have delved into more. Spunky and vivacious in every word.