Jul 122011

The Paris Secret by Angela Henry
Rating: 4/5
Source: Review copy for book tour
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website, Book’s website

Maya is on a solo trip to Paris to mend her broken heart. But within the first few days she is accused of murdering someone, and is then violently attacked by the real killer. She is saved by a French journalist who was investigating the woman Maya is accused of killing. Together they must find the object the murderer is looking for, while surviving at the same time. Will they be able to do all this, and clear Maya’s name?

This is The Da Vinci Code with a twist. Action packed mysteries, murders, a secret society, a legend about immortality, and a steamy romance. I flew through it, and never could guess what was going to be revealed next.

The scenery and locations were described quite elegantly. It was very easy to picture the locations and feel of the city. They do play an important part in the story, and it would be impossible to have it set anywhere else.

Maya and Simon were interesting, well developed characters. As were all the minor characters. Each one seemed to contribute something special to the story, and each one made their own impression. My favourite people were Brian and Jerrod, even though they had very minor roles.

A word of caution: the romance scenes get a bit graphic. They are very steamy and passionate, but there are only a few scattered into the story.

Overall, a very exciting read with a unique twist. I would definitely recommend this to fans of Paris, The Da Vinci Code, or a good romance story.

Want to win a copy of the book?

During the Tour you can win one copy of The Paris Secret at each stop, with a Grand Prize draw at the end.

The Grand Prize will include:  A beautiful Eiffel Tower pendant, delicious Lip Gloss, signed poster, The Paris Secret playlist and Audible Gift Card for 2 Audiobooks! The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from all comments left over the course of the tour (each comment per blog/tour stop = 1 entry, 15 entries max.) Full rules for the contest can be found at The Paris Secret’s tour home page. Be sure to check out all the other stops on the blog tour to maximize your chances of winning!

To enter the giveaways, please leave a comment answering the question “Paris isn’t the only city with enough history to hide a world-class secret in.  If you were searching for a secret so powerful men would kill over it, where would you look first?” This comment will enter you in both my giveaway for an ebook copy of the book, and the grand prize draw. Please make sure you include your email address so I can contact you if you win. My giveaway is open worldwide until midnight July 21 EST.

  22 Responses to “The Paris Secret + Giveaway”

  1. I would definitely say that Rome could hold a big secret, or even the Vatican City. Lots of places in Italy, in fact!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  2. I would choose Cairo because it's an ancient city with a lot of history. Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Oh I love Julie's answer : Vatican City! I would love to spend some time there and discver some secrets! Wonderful review Sarah!! Thanks for being part of the Tour!

  4. i'd look at the stone henge lol.

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com!

  5. I'd look in London. It's so mysterious and full of history too!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

  6. My top choices have already been said…how about Athens? Lots of ancient history there.

    Please enter me in the draw!

    I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I would look in Alexandria, Egypt – so many secrets have already been found, but I am sure there are many more. Thank you for the lovely post today and for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.

    GFC – Denise Zaky


  8. hmm i think i would maybe look in Athens oor Vatican City. Egypt as well.
    There is lots of history throughout the world and many of the realy REALLY old cities probably have tons of secrets just waiting to be found out. you never know.
    Great post and awesome giveaway!!

    My email: ruby95660@yahoo.com

  9. I would look in Jerusalem, they had pretty much everything going on over there! Thank you for the chance!


  10. Maybe Istanbul. Lots of interesting history there.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  11. I would check out Egypt and Rome for sure!


  12. I'd have to say Copenhagen, Denmark…lots of history there

    lindahl at rogers dot com

  13. I would look in the Vatican City. Too much power in too small a space.


  14. I'd be looking in Prague. You can literally FEEL the city's history. Love it there. So many places to see, so many secrets to uncover.


  15. History is so alive in London specially related to world wars.

  16. I would look in the Coco Island in Central America, where there is said are treasures hidden in the sand


  17. i would look in the Vatican City as well.there's just something about the city that holds secrets.

    thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  18. I'd look in Rome, seems mysterious and grand!


  19. Venice, Rome, somewhere in Italy!!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Crossing fingers, toes, and eyes to win!

  20. The junk drawer in my kitchen, I'm always surprised and mystified at what I find in there.

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

  21. Those are all great answers! I love the junk drawer suggestion!

  22. OMG I will look in the Vatican there are so many secrets there.

    flaka.077 at g mail dot com

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