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At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went terribly awry: she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded alone in the French countryside of Provence. Now she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French farmer who offers her accommodations with his aunt while Julia awaits the next train to Paris in five days’ time. As she settles into the rhythms of the household alongside Luc and his aunt, Julia learns more than she ever dreamed she would about France, farm life, and her handsome rescuer. There is more to Luc than meets the eye, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and all too soon, the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete.


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At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went terribly awry: she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded alone in the French countryside of Provence. Now she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French farmer who offers her accommodations with his aunt while Julia awaits the next train to Paris in five days’ time. As she settles into the rhythms of the household alongside Luc and his aunt, Julia learns more than she ever dreamed she would about France, farm life, and her handsome rescuer. There is more to Luc than meets the eye, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and all too soon, the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete.

30 review for Wrong Train to Paris

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    I'm loving this series. The Orient Express, the beautiful countrysides, adventure, sweet romance, the mysterious Nicholas, family, finding oneself, gaining different perspectives, learning to trust others, finding love. I loved Julia's tenacious character. She wanted so badly to prove that she could manage on her own. But I loved her journey of growth as she realized that she didn't always know best and needed to be patient and learn as well as being willing to listen to others. I loved her swee I'm loving this series. The Orient Express, the beautiful countrysides, adventure, sweet romance, the mysterious Nicholas, family, finding oneself, gaining different perspectives, learning to trust others, finding love. I loved Julia's tenacious character. She wanted so badly to prove that she could manage on her own. But I loved her journey of growth as she realized that she didn't always know best and needed to be patient and learn as well as being willing to listen to others. I loved her sweet, giving nature. She was so happy to see a need a help to fulfill it. Sometimes with unexpected consequences but I loved how she learned lessons from the unexpected consequences. I was transported to the beautiful countryside in Provence in France. I felt like I was right there with the characters through the author's beautiful writing. I want to go visit this area and just breathe in the air and feel the draw that Julia felt while being there. And Luc...oh Luc. How to describe him without giving away any spoilers? Hmmmm... He's definitely a character that is quiet and unassuming but has so much depth to him. His interactions with Julia from the beginning, sigh. And their different adventures were so fun to be along with them on while reading. I loved them together. The tender looks. The sweet friendship that grew even through the misunderstandings. The ending...oh my heart. I loved it so much! Honestly, if you love feeling like you are completely immersed in a story and setting, this book was that kind of book for me. I have loved Jennifer Moore's books since her first book was published. I have been hooked ever since and love them so much! So I might be a little biased because she is a favorite author, but even then, this book just reaffirmed to me why I love her books so much! This series has been fun. I definitely recommend it. The next two books will be released soon and I can't wait to dive into them as well. The four authors who are writing them are all authors that I love, so that adds to my excitement to read the rest of the series. They can be read as stand alone books. I did like the sneak peek for the third book that was at the end of this book. I can't wait to read it. It's going to weave in characters from the previous book and this book. Yay! But, as I say that, I'm pretty sure you'll be able to read it as a stand alone as well. Content: Squeaky clean! I received a copy from the publisher, Covenant Communications, via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    This was a sweet, simple story that I enjoyed a lot! It was easy and quick to read. Humorous at times and more thoughtful at others. I was able to finish it in less than three hours. The characters were likable and fun. I liked Julia with her vivacious spirit and kind heart. Luc was an interesting character that I found myself wanting to learn more about. Gabi was just an all-around likable characters that made me smile. They were simple characters but each had their own personality and I enjoye This was a sweet, simple story that I enjoyed a lot! It was easy and quick to read. Humorous at times and more thoughtful at others. I was able to finish it in less than three hours. The characters were likable and fun. I liked Julia with her vivacious spirit and kind heart. Luc was an interesting character that I found myself wanting to learn more about. Gabi was just an all-around likable characters that made me smile. They were simple characters but each had their own personality and I enjoyed reading about them! I found the simplicity of the plot refreshing. It didn’t take a lot of concentration and focus but rather it was just an easy book to pick up and enjoy. Sometimes, that’s exactly what I need. The content was clean, so of course I appreciated that a whole lot! In conclusion, I think if you enjoy historical fiction and romance, you’d enjoy this one.😊 *Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC. All opinions are my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    This was such a sweet cute story! I liked it the more I read. I was a little irritated at Julia then I remembered she is 19 and on her own for the first time after being watched over by an overprotective father. Everything she did fit so well with a young woman learning and growing and on her own for the first time. The more I read the more I loved Julia and her well meaning mistakes. The little love story was so cute! I guess this will be a series, it reminded me of the series with the matchmak This was such a sweet cute story! I liked it the more I read. I was a little irritated at Julia then I remembered she is 19 and on her own for the first time after being watched over by an overprotective father. Everything she did fit so well with a young woman learning and growing and on her own for the first time. The more I read the more I loved Julia and her well meaning mistakes. The little love story was so cute! I guess this will be a series, it reminded me of the series with the matchmaker. A little magic is at play. Sweet proper romance

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    A sweet, sweet story that will sweep you away to turn-of-the-century Provençal France! I felt like I was there. The descriptions, the French language, the delicious side characters! Though I did suffer through some secondhand embarrassment on Julia’s behalf, I couldn’t help but enjoy her character, as I’ve always had a soft spot for the well-meaning, heedless heroine (Anne Shirley, for example). Anyway, she seemed like someone I’d be good friends with. I did feel like it went really fast, and I A sweet, sweet story that will sweep you away to turn-of-the-century Provençal France! I felt like I was there. The descriptions, the French language, the delicious side characters! Though I did suffer through some secondhand embarrassment on Julia’s behalf, I couldn’t help but enjoy her character, as I’ve always had a soft spot for the well-meaning, heedless heroine (Anne Shirley, for example). Anyway, she seemed like someone I’d be good friends with. I did feel like it went really fast, and I could’ve gotten to know Luc a bit better, but that last scene made up for it...just...the sweetness! Anyway, if you’re looking for a quick, sweet read, this is it! I received a complimentary ebook from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda

    I fell in love with this series with the first book, It Started in Budapest, and this one didn't disappoint. Another gorgeous cover and, of course, the setting of 1900 Paris and the Orient Express train is the best. Julia is an English young woman and she's traveling to Paris to meet with her father, who's in charge of an exhibit at the Paris fair. Wanting to prove she doesn't a companion, she leaves the train during one of the stops and gets back on wrong train. She ends up in a remote French v I fell in love with this series with the first book, It Started in Budapest, and this one didn't disappoint. Another gorgeous cover and, of course, the setting of 1900 Paris and the Orient Express train is the best. Julia is an English young woman and she's traveling to Paris to meet with her father, who's in charge of an exhibit at the Paris fair. Wanting to prove she doesn't a companion, she leaves the train during one of the stops and gets back on wrong train. She ends up in a remote French village where the next train won't be back until the following week. Fortunately, she meets a young farmer who introduces her to his aunt and Julie is invited to stay there until the train comes. I liked how Julia dove right in to help and work, and she learned to not judge the people around her. There are certain funny occurrences and some sober ones, and she becomes more and more used to the countryside and the genuineness of the others. I was very impressed with the correct use of French and the French sentence structure in English. I speak French and it was very well done. Can't wait for the next one in the series! I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and this his my honest opinion.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Timerman

    The author gives us a young nineteen year old woman who wants to try her own wings, yes, most girls that age get ready to fly, and Julia is no exception. I loved the descriptions of traveling on the Orient Express, and our Julia has a traveling companion, much to her chagrin. Well, she does have spunk, and we see what happens when she makes her move, and ends back on the wrong train! The time period is the early 1900's and we get to spend time in Provence, ah, so different from today, you talk abo The author gives us a young nineteen year old woman who wants to try her own wings, yes, most girls that age get ready to fly, and Julia is no exception. I loved the descriptions of traveling on the Orient Express, and our Julia has a traveling companion, much to her chagrin. Well, she does have spunk, and we see what happens when she makes her move, and ends back on the wrong train! The time period is the early 1900's and we get to spend time in Provence, ah, so different from today, you talk about rural, it turns out you can go miles without seeing a house, trains run once a week, a days journey to send a telegram. Now get ready for an enjoyable stay, with a girl with a big heart, and sometimes no common cents, but willing to go the extra mile. Be prepared for chuckles, smiles, and some sweet romance, along with meeting some very caring people! I received this book through Net Galley and Covenant Communications, and was not required to give a positive review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    4.5 rounded up for the latest in this series. Julia is 19 and traveling with a chaperone to join her family in Paris at the World's Fair. Like most 19 year olds, she feels she's an adult and grown up enough that she shouldn't have a chaperone. While at a stop, she sneaks off the train to buy a cake that she and her father always shared, but she ends up getting on a train to Provence instead of back on the Orient Express! Luckily for her, she sees Luc who gives her a ride to his aunt's home in a s 4.5 rounded up for the latest in this series. Julia is 19 and traveling with a chaperone to join her family in Paris at the World's Fair. Like most 19 year olds, she feels she's an adult and grown up enough that she shouldn't have a chaperone. While at a stop, she sneaks off the train to buy a cake that she and her father always shared, but she ends up getting on a train to Provence instead of back on the Orient Express! Luckily for her, she sees Luc who gives her a ride to his aunt's home in a small village. While Julia waits for another train to come to the small town she tries to make herself useful to Luc's aunt. Julie does a wonderful job organizing the woman's kitchen, and so, with her confidence buoyed she offers to help Luc in his gardening shed. She's helpful until Luc leaves her alone to tend to something and her reorganization messed everything up and costs him precious time in getting his seedlings ready. Julia makes another costly mistake while trying to be helpful and it forces her and Luc to go on a trip where they begin to see each other in a different light. I am a Jennifer Moore fan and I'm thoroughly enjoying this series--the descriptions about the Orient Express, the different countries the books are set in, and the characters--especially Nicholas who's so mysterious. I could identify with Julia--thinking I knew what I was doing and trying to be helpful by organizing things only to find out I should've asked because I wasn't being helpful at all. I loved the descriptions of the countryside, the food (it made me want cheese), Luc's paintings, and the hubbub of the World's Fair in Paris. I liked that the story wasn't just about Julia and Luc, they also had secondary characters like the neighbors that lived next door to Luc's aunt and all those Julia and Luc interacted with on their journed to buy a goat. Jennifer Moore does slow-burn romances really well and this was no exception. I'm looking forward to the upcoming books in this series. Each book can be read alone but I think once you read one of them, you'll want to read them all. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Covenant Communications but bought an ebook for my personal library. All opinions expressed in my review are my own.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nora St Laurent

    Nineteen-year-old, Julia has no need for a chaperone as she is out to prove she can navigate her own travels. She sets out to prove herself a world traveler, when an unforeseen turn of events has her on a surprising path that just might prove to her father that she needs a chaperone after all. I enjoyed Julia and how she tried really hard to do the right thing, being helpful even but ended up with unhappy people and unhappy results. All she wanted to do was be an encourager. I also liked Luc his Nineteen-year-old, Julia has no need for a chaperone as she is out to prove she can navigate her own travels. She sets out to prove herself a world traveler, when an unforeseen turn of events has her on a surprising path that just might prove to her father that she needs a chaperone after all. I enjoyed Julia and how she tried really hard to do the right thing, being helpful even but ended up with unhappy people and unhappy results. All she wanted to do was be an encourager. I also liked Luc his patience, his caring heart, and the love he had for his family. I enjoyed Luc and Julia’s time together and got a kick out of the goats. I also enjoyed Julia’s artistic knowledge and how she helped her father get beautiful artwork to feature at the World’s Fair. This is a sweet, enchanting story that will make you smile and help you forget about the cares of this world, for a little while. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Nora St. Laurent TBCN Where Book Fun Begins! The Book Club Network blog www.bookfun.org

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sophia

    Such a sweet book. The romance... so sweet and so romantic! My heart clenched more than a couple of times. I definitely am going to read more from Jennifer Moore!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Autumn

    It was fun to read about Julie's time at a small farm in France. Now I want to know does lavander really repel scorpions? It was fun to read about Julie's time at a small farm in France. Now I want to know does lavander really repel scorpions?

  11. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    As you all know, I'm a big Jennifer Moore fan, so I was excited to see she had a book in the Romance on the Orient Express series called The Wrong Train to Paris. This is such a fun story! Julia is traveling on the Orient Express without her father (but with a chaperone) and she's anxious to show her father that she's capable of doing things on her own. Whenever they travel together, they stop and get a certain cake and she decides to do that on her own---but gets back on the wrong train! She's e As you all know, I'm a big Jennifer Moore fan, so I was excited to see she had a book in the Romance on the Orient Express series called The Wrong Train to Paris. This is such a fun story! Julia is traveling on the Orient Express without her father (but with a chaperone) and she's anxious to show her father that she's capable of doing things on her own. Whenever they travel together, they stop and get a certain cake and she decides to do that on her own---but gets back on the wrong train! She's ended up in Provence and the only person for miles is a man she met briefly at a train station stop. Luc is so good-hearted and takes her to his aunt's home to wait for the next train---and that's when their bumpy journey to love begins. Maybe the wrong train has led to the right man! I loved the lush descriptions of Provence and things that make that part of the world unique like the cheese. I loved all the references to the beautiful art of the period as well. But Ms. Moore shines in the slow burn romance and how tender the moments are between Luc and Julia. Luc is so sweet and his reactions to Julia's mistakes are endearing. Such a great hero in the understanding and kindness department! Julia tries so hard, but makes a lot of bad decisions. Poor Fleur! But her heart is in the right place. I loved that she was so relatable in her approach to fixing the things that have gone wrong. I also enjoyed the secondary characters of the aunt and neighbors and thought they really added a nice depth to the story. This one will definitely be going on my rainy day shelf. A sweet, tender read with a sigh-worthy ending.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

    The whole idea of this series is so fun! Four romances connected to the Orient Express. This one was connected to the first, It Started in Budapest, in fun little ways. I’m sure I didn’t even notice all the ways, but I did notice a few. I liked Julia. Julia wants to be on her own, not be watched over by a traveling companion. I laughed when she snuck off the train to buy cake. And then got on the completely wrong train, with the help of Nicholas. I suspect we’ll see him in all of the other books The whole idea of this series is so fun! Four romances connected to the Orient Express. This one was connected to the first, It Started in Budapest, in fun little ways. I’m sure I didn’t even notice all the ways, but I did notice a few. I liked Julia. Julia wants to be on her own, not be watched over by a traveling companion. I laughed when she snuck off the train to buy cake. And then got on the completely wrong train, with the help of Nicholas. I suspect we’ll see him in all of the other books as well. And that makes me happy. He’s a bit of a mystery that would be fun to see solved. It was fun to read about Julia’s adventures in the French countryside, as Juliette. I loved the way she was able to learn a little about how other people live. And also a little about herself. We all need to take stock of just who we are, and see if there’s something we can or should change about ourselves to be a little better. I am loving this series. Hoping for the next one soon! I was sent a copy of Wrong Train to Paris as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Veil

    Julia Weston is determined to prove to her father that she is capable of looking out for herself. At nineteen years of age, she doesn't feel she needs a chaperone on the Orient Express. She decides to get off the train at their traditional stop and get a cake, the only problem is it's in the middle of the night and she has to wait for her chaperone to fall asleep. Once she is at the train station it takes her longer than it should to find the vendor, and then the train isn't where she remembered Julia Weston is determined to prove to her father that she is capable of looking out for herself. At nineteen years of age, she doesn't feel she needs a chaperone on the Orient Express. She decides to get off the train at their traditional stop and get a cake, the only problem is it's in the middle of the night and she has to wait for her chaperone to fall asleep. Once she is at the train station it takes her longer than it should to find the vendor, and then the train isn't where she remembered it being. Once she finds a fellow passenger who guides her to the train, she returns to her cabin and falls asleep. Upon awakening, she realizes she is on the wrong train, many miles from Paris. She gets off the train at the next stop and realizes too late that she is stuck for a while. She tries to make the best of everything that happens, but only seems to make a mess of everything. Luc, the kind stranger that helped her in her time of need gets frustrated when she does things incorrectly in his nursery, possibly ruining olive seeds and saplings. Then they are stuck together in a wagon while they go to find a goat for Luc's neighbor. During the five days they are together they learn a lot about one another, and themselves. This is a sweet story of trust, self-discovery and finding love. It is the second book in the Romance on the Orient Express series, but they do not have to be read in order. This is a fun book that takes the reader to different areas of Europe and transports them back in time.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Vibliophile

    An understated masterpiece of provincial romance! This absolutely lovely, sweet story is about a young woman who is determined to prove her readiness for independence & instead proves that she's got a bit to learn yet. The story is relatively simple, or understated would be more accurate, but no less engaging for that. Julia encounters Luc during her travels, & mainly because she feels judged, has some very snobbish, citified ideas about Luc who doesn't particularly care. However, when she ends up An understated masterpiece of provincial romance! This absolutely lovely, sweet story is about a young woman who is determined to prove her readiness for independence & instead proves that she's got a bit to learn yet. The story is relatively simple, or understated would be more accurate, but no less engaging for that. Julia encounters Luc during her travels, & mainly because she feels judged, has some very snobbish, citified ideas about Luc who doesn't particularly care. However, when she ends up misdirected & in the middle of nowhere, Luc reluctantly rescues her. She struggles with the humiliation of it, but she's not a brat & realizes her ingratitude. She eventually apologizes. Luc's Aunt Gabi is a bit earthy & funny, and helps to smooth things out between the two - in more ways than one. Luc is a good guy, even if he's not always happy about it, lol. And Julia is good, too, even if she's painfully clumsy about it at times. The way the two begin to see each other differently and develop a relationship seems totally believable despite the short time in which it happens. This is one of those stories that I liked even more than I expected, and know that I will be re-reading over & over again - worth every penny! *Romance level: passionate kisses, nothing graphic

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Wrong Train to Paris by Jennifer Moore is a wonderful historical fiction romance that is the second book in the amazing series: Romance on the Orient Express. I loved the first book, It Started in Budapest, so I knew I had to read the newest addition. This second book most certainly lived up to all of my expectations. This book takes place in France between rural Provence and city center Paris during the spring of 1900. Julia Weston is a young woman that is itching to prove to her father, and to h Wrong Train to Paris by Jennifer Moore is a wonderful historical fiction romance that is the second book in the amazing series: Romance on the Orient Express. I loved the first book, It Started in Budapest, so I knew I had to read the newest addition. This second book most certainly lived up to all of my expectations. This book takes place in France between rural Provence and city center Paris during the spring of 1900. Julia Weston is a young woman that is itching to prove to her father, and to herself, that she is more independent, responsible, and grown up then she has been treated by her family. While traveling to meet her father to see The World’s Fair and stay at her Grandmother’s for summer break, she tries to slip away momentarily from her elderly escort to purchase a cake at a stop, becomes lost, bumps into the elusive Nicholas from her train, and he ends up guiding her to another railway, destination, and eventual future in Provence. I love that through a simple mistake of boarding a different train, Julia’s destiny is changed. I loved it when Luc rescues her, introduces her to the wonderful, relaxed, and picturesque landscapes and pace of life at his home. Gabi is a sweet and welcoming hostess, knowing just what Julia needs: a purpose, home, and love. I love the transformation of both Luc and Julia throughout this story. Both have their faults, both seem to bring out the best in one another, and both have amazing chemistry. It was such a sweet and romantic journey. I also love the surprises at the end, and that both characters find their happiness and purpose in life. So sweet! The overarching theme of the OE, the mystical Nicholas, and his ability to be able to help deliver these lost passengers to a future that they secretly were hoping for, is so ingenious. I loved every minute of it! I cannot wait until the next book comes out! 5/5 stars Thank you EW and Covenant Communications for this wonderful ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR, Instagram, and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication on 12/1/20.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    I loved this short novel, Wrong Train to Paris. I also loved the gorgeous cover. As always, this author wrote such fantastic characters with so much depth. I adored the lovely Julia who has such a big heart and often her good intentions get her in trouble. I had mixed feelings often about the mysterious farmer Luc. But, when his secret talent was revealed, this helped me like him more and understand him. I absolutely adored Luc's, Aunt Gabi. Her warmth shone and made her such an endearing charac I loved this short novel, Wrong Train to Paris. I also loved the gorgeous cover. As always, this author wrote such fantastic characters with so much depth. I adored the lovely Julia who has such a big heart and often her good intentions get her in trouble. I had mixed feelings often about the mysterious farmer Luc. But, when his secret talent was revealed, this helped me like him more and understand him. I absolutely adored Luc's, Aunt Gabi. Her warmth shone and made her such an endearing character. There were so many funny scenes in this novel and also some that tore at your heart. I especially loved the scene that involved a lot of rain and some goats. It's funny how the scenes with the most action and mayhem in this instance, can make you smile the most. The romance is a slow burn which I truly appreciated. It made the story more fulfilling in the long run. The wonderful descriptions of the countryside transported you there as if you could see the luscious grass and smell the beautiful flowers. This book is the second book in the Romance on the Orient Express series but it can be read all on its own. So far the first two books have been great. I can't wait to read the last two books in the series next. Author Jennifer Moore, we are so fortunate to have yet another great book from you. Don't miss out on this short novel. This clean romance can be read by all ages.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    Wrong Train to Paris is a pretty good, clean story that was a good read. It's a little unrealistic to think two can fall deeply in love in only five days, but other than that it is an enjoyable story. Poor Julia is trying to be mature and all grown up by leaving the train, buying a cake, then returning to the train to Paris. But she returns to the wrong train that takes her far out of the way. She sees a man she has only briefly met once, She really has no choice but to trust him. Luc takes her Wrong Train to Paris is a pretty good, clean story that was a good read. It's a little unrealistic to think two can fall deeply in love in only five days, but other than that it is an enjoyable story. Poor Julia is trying to be mature and all grown up by leaving the train, buying a cake, then returning to the train to Paris. But she returns to the wrong train that takes her far out of the way. She sees a man she has only briefly met once, She really has no choice but to trust him. Luc takes her to his aunt to stay until another train comes, five days later. During this time, their friendship develops, and grows deeper. She also discovers his great talent for art, and she develops a plan to showcase his beautiful pictures, which at first. angers him. He forgives her, and is surprised how well his art is received. Beautiful story I enjoyed.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Hayford

    I love Provence! It is my favorite region of France and I was so excited it was highlighted in this book. Oh, I miss the fields of lavender and poppies. I am so glad Julia got herself lost in Provence. I loved her story of discovery. She had several mishaps along the way, but she was so sweet and earnest in her desire to help. Luc seems rather surly in the beginning, but you see that start to change. I wish these two every happiness. This was a sweet and touching story. This is part of a series, I love Provence! It is my favorite region of France and I was so excited it was highlighted in this book. Oh, I miss the fields of lavender and poppies. I am so glad Julia got herself lost in Provence. I loved her story of discovery. She had several mishaps along the way, but she was so sweet and earnest in her desire to help. Luc seems rather surly in the beginning, but you see that start to change. I wish these two every happiness. This was a sweet and touching story. This is part of a series, but the book stands on its own. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Netgalley and this is my honest review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Camille

    I’ve always loved France, especially the French countryside, a love that only deepened when I had the pleasure of living there for six weeks during some of my university studies. So to read a romance set in one of my favorite eras and settings was a delightful treat. I thoroughly enjoyed Wrong Train to Paris. It was a rather slow-moving romance, yet it held me captivated. Julia had a kind heart and vivacious spirit, always seeking to help but needing to learn that her way of doing things wasn’t I’ve always loved France, especially the French countryside, a love that only deepened when I had the pleasure of living there for six weeks during some of my university studies. So to read a romance set in one of my favorite eras and settings was a delightful treat. I thoroughly enjoyed Wrong Train to Paris. It was a rather slow-moving romance, yet it held me captivated. Julia had a kind heart and vivacious spirit, always seeking to help but needing to learn that her way of doing things wasn’t always best. I thoroughly enjoyed both this journey of growth and how her experiences living in the French Provence changed her as she slows down and comes to love the simple yet charming pleasures to be found all around her. Luc was a wonderful hero, hard to read at first, but with a good heart, not to mention he’s a talented painter, which I always find sexy in a man. I loved learning more about him and watching his relationship with Julia blossom, as well as his journey in pursuing his dreams as an artist. His Aunt Gabi was another delightful and humorous character whom I thoroughly enjoyed. Although the story itself was delightful and charming, with beautiful descriptions that transported me directly to France at the turn-of-the-century, this story also touched me on a deeper level, reminding me that the true pleasures found in life are often the most simple, and one must take the time to slow down and savor all life has to offer. So not only was this story a lovely and gentle romance and a pleasant reading journey, but I felt I immersed from it inspired.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tori (Book Chick)

    This was such a fun escape, which was exactly what I needed. I loved the characters and the setting. I love how Jennifer Moore used the French language, but I always understood what was being said. Gabi was awesome- she made me laugh out loud several times with her nonfiltered comments. Just a lovely, sweet book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Elodie

    Wrong Train to Paris Romance on the Orient Express Series #2 Jennifer Moore https://www.facebook.com/Author-Jenni... Release date 12/01/2020 Publisher Covenant Communications 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗯 At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train Wrong Train to Paris Romance on the Orient Express Series #2 Jennifer Moore https://www.facebook.com/Author-Jenni... Release date 12/01/2020 Publisher Covenant Communications 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗯 At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went terribly awry: she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded alone in the French countryside of Provence. Now she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French farmer who offers her accommodations with his aunt while Julia awaits the next train to Paris in five days’ time. As she settles into the rhythms of the household alongside Luc and his aunt, Julia learns more than she ever dreamed she would about France, farm life, and her handsome rescuer. There is more to Luc than meets the eye, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and all too soon, the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete. 𝗠𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 Will her need to help turn against her ... I did not pay much attention in the first book to some of the characters the heroine met, but while reading this one, everything came back. This person, Nicholas, is a very peculiar matchmaker. The story is told from Julia’s point of view. Like in the previous book, she is young and in need of acknowledgment, that she can be trusted with a bit more freedom than she is actually. But her first act of autonomy leads her to the wrong train, far away from her destination, with complete strangers. She is no silly girl, just a little spoiled by a loving parent, alas when she tries to prove she is efficient, her stubbornness changes her many acts of kindness in a mess, she takes matter in hand without second thought, which leads to some chaos. But she is not bad at heart, just gullible to not understand the scope of her actions. But with Luc, she will grow to make amends, all the while discovering a different life. He will introduce her to a world of patience, hard work and quietness. It was fun to see the south of France during this area, still favoring the ancient world with a dash of modernity. 4.5 stars I was granted an advance copy by the publisher, here is my true and unbiased opinion. https://www.facebook.com/429830134272...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kay

    This was my first time reading a book by this author and I really enjoyed it. This was a sweet read and was very clean. Julia Weston is on her way to Paris to meet her father but what happens when you end up on the wrong train heading in the opposite direction? I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions while reading this book! Poor Julia! She tried so had to do what she thought was right! At times I did get frustrated with both Julia and Luc, although I did understand where they were com This was my first time reading a book by this author and I really enjoyed it. This was a sweet read and was very clean. Julia Weston is on her way to Paris to meet her father but what happens when you end up on the wrong train heading in the opposite direction? I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions while reading this book! Poor Julia! She tried so had to do what she thought was right! At times I did get frustrated with both Julia and Luc, although I did understand where they were coming from. Julia was a little spoiled coming from a well to do family but throughout the story she grew and learned that everything can't go her way. (view spoiler)[ I loved the part with her and the goats! :) (hide spoiler)] Luc is a quiet man that makes you wonder what he is thinking. I enjoyed seeing glimpses of his history as the book progressed. I loved Gabi! She was just a fun loving character that you couldn't help but love. Altogether, This was a fun and enjoyable read. Content: Kisses. *I received this book from NetGalley in return for my honest review*

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marilee

    A short but sweet story! I enjoyed the premise of a series set around the Orient Express. My favorite part of the book was Julia! I completely reacted to her character and her penchant for muddling things up even though she has good intentions! Luc was a bit of a mystery to me and I wish we could have seen part of the story through his eyes. The country setting was charming, the side characters were endearing, and the romance was slow burn and sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking A short but sweet story! I enjoyed the premise of a series set around the Orient Express. My favorite part of the book was Julia! I completely reacted to her character and her penchant for muddling things up even though she has good intentions! Luc was a bit of a mystery to me and I wish we could have seen part of the story through his eyes. The country setting was charming, the side characters were endearing, and the romance was slow burn and sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one in the series! I received a complimentary copy of the book but my opinions are my own.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Meghan Lloyd

    So much humor and lessons learned in this book, I was smiling from beginning to end! At first I was intrigued by the idea of a young woman being lost and taking shelter with a man she doesn't know - it sounds like a great recipe for a fantastic romance. Then as I began reading, I realized it was going to be so much more than a girl-meets-boy sort of story, as there were class differences to consider. A story set in France, with a woman of British descent used to living in the city and a man from So much humor and lessons learned in this book, I was smiling from beginning to end! At first I was intrigued by the idea of a young woman being lost and taking shelter with a man she doesn't know - it sounds like a great recipe for a fantastic romance. Then as I began reading, I realized it was going to be so much more than a girl-meets-boy sort of story, as there were class differences to consider. A story set in France, with a woman of British descent used to living in the city and a man from generations of French farmers living in the countryside, is bound to produce a happy ending to remember. Julia Weston has something to prove to her father. Saddled with an elderly companion, she knows her father doesn't trust that she can make it to Paris on her own. Determined to prove that she is an adult, capable of traveling alone, she makes her way off the train at a stop to pick up a cake from a local vendor. Upon returning, she bumps into a fellow traveler and his friend, almost missing her train before it leaves the station. Exhausted, she falls asleep, and when she awakens, she comes to realize that the train is not her train after all, and now she is stranded in a small town where she knows no one. With the next train no leaving for another week, she is forced to accept the offer of shelter from a young man named Luc Paquet, the man she was introduced to do the previous day. As they spend more time together at his aunt's home, they butt heads frequently, but eventually their angst turns into something more. However, both know that their time together is drawing to a close, and love is not always enough to live on. I really enjoyed both characters, even though their prejudices annoyed me at times. That was exactly what the author wanted me to feel, however, because it allowed the reader to see their individual growth as the story progressed. Julia started out as a fairly spoiled young woman, unaware of how others lived and not realizing how her actions affected other people. When she met Luc, all that changed as she was forced to rely on someone who had no reason to coddle her. Luc was an aloof man, not someone who was prone to talking or company, so it was an interesting contrast to Julia's friendly personality. It was comical watching them dance around each other, particularly when Julia kept causing problems each time she tried to help. Each time she stumbled, I would laugh while Luc would get frustrated, until eventually he saw that she wasn't trying to make life difficult. Her heart was in the right place, and that was what Luc needed to understand - Julia just wanted to do the right thing. While I wasn't a fan of her actions towards the end of the book, as I felt she took a step back in her maturity level, I understood why she did what she did. It was gratifying to see Luc hold her accountable but also learn forgiveness. They were a couple perfect for each other. This was my first book by this author, and I look forward to reading more in the future! **I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**

  25. 4 out of 5

    theliterateleprechaun

    Pour yourself a strong coffee and cut a thick slice of Gugelhupf cake because you are going to want to read Jennifer Moore’s ‘Wrong Train To Paris’ all in one sitting! To be published December 1, 2020, Moore’s second book in her Orient Express series is the perfect winter read. Julia Weston, a bold and spontaneous 19-year-old teacher is eager to prove her father wrong. She doesn’t need Frau Maven, an escort, to accompany her on her Orient Express traditional trip from Vienna, where she teaches, Pour yourself a strong coffee and cut a thick slice of Gugelhupf cake because you are going to want to read Jennifer Moore’s ‘Wrong Train To Paris’ all in one sitting! To be published December 1, 2020, Moore’s second book in her Orient Express series is the perfect winter read. Julia Weston, a bold and spontaneous 19-year-old teacher is eager to prove her father wrong. She doesn’t need Frau Maven, an escort, to accompany her on her Orient Express traditional trip from Vienna, where she teaches, to her grandmother’s home in Paris. Julia and her father have made the trip many times before and she is more than capable of making the trip home alone. An ill-planned decision, really a desperate demonstration of independence, to sneak off the train at Igney-Avricout station changes the course of her life. Traditionally, Julia and her father hop off to stop at Frau Spreitzer’s cart in the station to buy the best cake in France. This time, however, Julia, flustered because the cake cart had moved, boards the wrong train to Paris and ends up in Rivulet, a hamlet with a handful of farming families. Not only that, the train station is in the middle of nowhere, it’s getting dark, and the station is closed. Dismayed that the next train to Paris is in five days, she agrees to accompany a man she met on the train back to his Aunt Gabrielle’s home. I’d have to agree with Nicolas when he told Julia, “sometimes one must lose himself to find himself.” Moore’s writing is enchanting! This is the first time I’ve read anything by this author and I’m hooked. How lovely to be transported to a different place and time when an invitation by a stranger was just an honest act of kindness and a romance book was just that, a clean romance book. I would love a chance to stay in The Lavender Room at Aunt Gabi’s! I’d even remember to keep the lavender on the floor where it belongs. I loved reading about the goats because it brought back memories of time spent at a goat farm in the Ardennes. I envied Julia as she hurtled across Europe on the Orient Express as it is on my bucket list ever since reading about it as a teenager. Moore’s characters are realistic, the plot engaging and peppered with humour, and the setting descriptions make one want to drop everything and head to Provence. You’ll have to pick up this book to discover if Julia makes it back in time to the World Expo in Paris or if the young olive farmer tempts her to stay. Thank you to Jennifer Moore, Covenant Communications and NetGalley for this advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Angeline

    I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely be reading more books by Jennifer Moore. Wrong Train to Paris is the second book in the Romance on the Orient Express series written by multiple authors and published by Covenant Communications. Julia Weston just wants to prove to her father that she is responsible, but in an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train but ends up reboarding on the wrong train. She ends up strained in the French countryside of Provence. While I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely be reading more books by Jennifer Moore. Wrong Train to Paris is the second book in the Romance on the Orient Express series written by multiple authors and published by Covenant Communications. Julia Weston just wants to prove to her father that she is responsible, but in an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train but ends up reboarding on the wrong train. She ends up strained in the French countryside of Provence. While in Provence, she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French Farmer who offers to bring her to his aunt. As she settles into a rhythm with Luc and his aunt, Julia finds herself falling for Luc. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and soon the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete. Julia was such an interesting character. She rushed into things without thinking, but she was kind. I really liked her and although she had her faults, she still cared for others. She so wanted to prove to her father that she was independent, but in doing that she ended up proving that she was still young. I liked her growth as a character, as she learned to take a step back and think. It was so sweet to see her try so hard to be helpful. I thought that the fact that she needed everything to be orderly was a fun quirk. Luc was such a nice guy. He came off as kind of standoffish at first, but he was super sweet. He wanted to help Julia, but he was also a little uncertain about what to do with her. I really liked Luc. He had hidden talents and it was sweet to see him interact with Julia. I loved his relationship with his Aunt. But Luc had to learn to get over the past and look towards the future, he had to learn to forgive himself. Julia and Luc had to learn to work past their differences. They also had to figure out how to make a relationship work even though they were from different worlds. Julia tried so hard to be helpful, and Luc tried so hard to help Julia. I thought their relationship was so fun. It was so interesting to see them go through everyday life. Wrong Train to Paris was a great book! It was a clean historical read and I would definitely recommend it! I really liked the characters and I was intrigued by the plot. I stayed up way too late to finish this book. :) I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jerrye Bell

    Wrong Train to Paris by Jennifer Moore Rating: 4 out of 5 stars _________________________________________________________________ Story Notes Jennifer Moore brings readers another in the Romance on the Orient Express series that is a nice little read with good characters and a fairly good story. While I hadn't read the first book in the series, this story wasn't very tied to it and thus was still a good read. I liked the plot of the story and the characters featured. Julia Weston deems herself too ol Wrong Train to Paris by Jennifer Moore Rating: 4 out of 5 stars _________________________________________________________________ Story Notes Jennifer Moore brings readers another in the Romance on the Orient Express series that is a nice little read with good characters and a fairly good story. While I hadn't read the first book in the series, this story wasn't very tied to it and thus was still a good read. I liked the plot of the story and the characters featured. Julia Weston deems herself too old for a chaperone but agrees to one at the strong behest of her father. The Orient Express is not a dangerous train but one never knows what might happen. During a scheduled stop along the way, Julia exits the train to purchase a favorite cake for her father. Upon returning to the train, she boards without much attention and falls asleep quickly in her compartment. Morning dawns with a terrible realization - she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded in the French countryside. A kind gentleman named Luc Paquet offers Julia a place to stay with his aunt until the next train comes through. Although not sure about this arrangement, Julia agrees to keep from freezing. Gabi Martin is a very pleasant woman with a welcoming attitude. Quickly offering food and a warm bath along with a soft bed, Gabi becomes Julia's friend. Julia's week in Provence will be a test of her meddle through several mistakes with some disasterous results. But befriending Luc will change Julia's outlook on the world and open her eyes to seeing the potential of others who's gifts are hiding in plain sight. There might also be a chance for romance if she and Luc can move beyond assumptions. It really was a nice quiet book. Nothing amazing happened in it to make it unforgettable but it was a good story to read. I would recommend it to others as a good book and hope that they enjoy it as well. I received this temporary, complimentary E-book from Covenant Communications via NetGalley in order to provide a fair and honest review. I will receive no fiscal compensation for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Wrong Train to Paris by Jennifer Moore Back of the Book: “At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went Wrong Train to Paris by Jennifer Moore Back of the Book: “At nineteen years of age, Julia Weston fancies herself a capable woman, far too old to require a traveling companion. But at the insistence of her overprotective father, Julia finds herself aboard the Orient Express in the care of an approved escort. In an ill-advised demonstration of independence, Julia leaves the train on a quick errand and then re-boards and sleeps away her exhaustion. Upon awakening, however, she realizes her plan went terribly awry: she boarded the wrong train and is now stranded alone in the French countryside of Provence. Now she must rely on the help of Luc Paquet, a young French farmer who offers her accommodations with his aunt while Julia awaits the next train to Paris in five days’ time. As she settles into the rhythms of the household alongside Luc and his aunt, Julia learns more than she ever dreamed she would about France, farm life, and her handsome rescuer. There is more to Luc than meets the eye, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Julia and Luc are from different worlds, and all too soon, the train will bear Julia back to a life that suddenly feels incomplete. Impressions: This was a sweet, but fun to read romance. Rating: Nothing worth noting. Liked: I felt this was an easy read. Julia’s frustration and desire to be allowed more independence may be more relatable to a younger audience, but this story was innocent and enjoyable nonetheless. Disliked: I don’t think I disliked anything. I might have added interaction with Julia’s father, in the beginning, to add drama to her later actions. Her whirlwind experience was probably quite a bit to take in as a parent so it would have added to the tension when she returned home. Quotes: “Things of great value—they take time to build.” I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review shared here.

  29. 4 out of 5

    bibliolatry

    I enjoyed The Wrong Train immensely. It had a sweetness that I didn’t expect. This quote from the novel expresses how I felt reading about Julia’s experiences of the people and places in Provence: “The air here was fragrant, the sounds were dampened by the trees, and the way the light played over everything was simply bewitching.” Julia is a very loving and caring young woman who has been sheltered by her family, and raised to conduct herself in the high standards expected of young ladies during t I enjoyed The Wrong Train immensely. It had a sweetness that I didn’t expect. This quote from the novel expresses how I felt reading about Julia’s experiences of the people and places in Provence: “The air here was fragrant, the sounds were dampened by the trees, and the way the light played over everything was simply bewitching.” Julia is a very loving and caring young woman who has been sheltered by her family, and raised to conduct herself in the high standards expected of young ladies during the Victorian era. She desperately wants to please her family and everyone she comes across. She is not genuinely happy, but she doesn’t realize it. Following a mistake in getting back on the wrong train during a brief stop (which was caused by, once again, trying to please and win the approval of her father) she finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere—she is lost—but as a wise man once told her, “Sometimes one must lose himself to find himself.” From this point on in the novel, I was enchanted by the people and experiences Julia encounters in this small Provençal town of Riv. Luc is the only other passenger that disembarks in the tiny town. He comes to her aid by inviting her to stay with him and his aunt until the next train can return her to Paris. Initially, she thinks of Luc as a country bumpkin who lives in a village without art or culture, but as the story unfolds, she sees that she is wrong about him. Although she lives the life of a sophisticated lady, this does not bring her happiness. As she gets to know Luc better she changes her previous assumptions: “Life moved slower in Provence, and Julia had come to find that she enjoyed the simplicity of home and family and friends instead of the constant worry of schedules and traffic that she navigated in the city. Life here felt somehow fuller of the things that brought happiness—essential things, important things.” Luc is a wonderful character. He is a talented artist, but family obligations have prevented him from embracing his abilities. Julia is a lovely person, but she feels she must help everyone she encounters, even if she doesn’t really know what would be best for them. They are lovely together. I loved this book. All the characters we’re enchanting, yet realistic. The historic background of the World’s Fair was fascinating. I also enjoyed the very brief reference to Book 1 of the series. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and this his my honest opinion.. #WrongTraintoParis #NetGalley

  30. 4 out of 5

    Maria Thomas

    This is a fun series with the Orient Express as the thing that ties them together. I felt like this one didn't spend much time on the train but did come back to it in the end so I felt better about that. It is something of an insta-love story since this couple falls in love over the course of 5 days. There is also an element of a fake relationship since Julia and Luc allow others to believe they are married for propriety's sake. Julia gets herself into a seemingly constant stream of trouble. Som This is a fun series with the Orient Express as the thing that ties them together. I felt like this one didn't spend much time on the train but did come back to it in the end so I felt better about that. It is something of an insta-love story since this couple falls in love over the course of 5 days. There is also an element of a fake relationship since Julia and Luc allow others to believe they are married for propriety's sake. Julia gets herself into a seemingly constant stream of trouble. Some of them are kinda humorous and some of them are pretty serious. She uses poor judgement so often I found myself saying, "No, don't do it again" a number of times through out the book. She can't seem to help herself though. I liked that Julia was able to learn about the folly of judging people even if she didn't learn to stop acting before learning about things. She tends to think she knows best all the time. She didn't seem to outgrow that over the course of the book. I liked Luc but he was a bit snippy when it came to fixing Julia's messes. It was hard to believe that he was falling in love at first because he never communicated much but annoyance about everything. It is a cute story. There is a little intrigue about the man with the odd smelling pipe. We never really learn about who he really is. It would be interesting to hear more about his story and the part he plays in people's lives. And why. Also, I enjoyed Luc's aunt. Overall it was an enjoyable read with amusing moments and sweet tenderness. No sex, language or violence (unless you count unintended harm to a goat) *I received a complimentary ARC of this book through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.

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