Moonlight Over Paris was a coming of age story about Helena during a year living with her aunt in Paris. This had all the elements of a beautiful tale focused on the character and the picturesque setting around her. Reading this novel was like wondering through the streets of Paris. The author’s descriptions of the food and iconic buildings made me want to jump on a plane! However, this was not a story with much of a plot. Instead the focus was what Helena would learn about herself and about how she wished to live her life. Helena studied art for a year and met other nice students, none of whom impacted her life all that much. Helena ate, danced, and painted, to find herself, but I never really wondered what would happen next. Her actions were described with too much brevity and never really presented any plot climaxes or prompted any questions.
She was attracted to Sam, who kept her at bay and never showed much interest in her. That made the obvious ending feel like it came out of nowhere. This was a romantic novel that provided an easy read.