Cover image for Seven letters from Paris : a memoir
Seven letters from Paris : a memoir
Vérant, Samantha.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
Physical Description:
xv, 254 pages ; 21 cm
"At age 40, Samantha Vérant's life is falling apart. Then one day she finds 7 old love letters written by Jean-Luc, the sexy French scientist she met in Paris when she was 19. She tracks him down online, and what starts out as flirty e-mails transforms into pure romance as Samantha visits France to see Jean-Luc for the first time in 20 years. Reunited with her lost love in Paris, Samantha realizes that she has finally found what she was looking for all along"--Provided by publisher.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
DC705.V47 A3 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
DC705.V47 A3 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
DC705.V47 A3 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DC705.V47 A3 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

On Order



Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime

At age 40, Samantha Verant's life is falling apart-she's jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck... until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she'd met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize that the passion they felt 20 years prior hasn't faded with time and distance.

Samantha knows that jetting off to France to reconnect with a man that she only knew for one sun-drenched, passion-filled day is crazy-but it's the kind of crazy she's been waiting for her whole life.

Author Notes

Samantha Verant is a travel addict, a self-professed oenophile, and a determined, if occasionally unconventional, French chef. She lives in southwestern France, where she's able to explore all of her passions, and where she's married to a sexy French rocket scientist she met in 1989, but ignored for twenty years.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Jobless, childless (not counting her dog), and with her marriage rocky, Sam digs out seven letters sent to her 20 years earlier, love letters from Paris, from a rocket scientist letters she had never answered. Encouraged by her friends, she starts a blog, using parts of the letters, and easily Googles Jean-Luc Vérant, the man whose heart she had stolen in just one day so long ago. Finding him in the middle of a divorce, with two children (and after many loving e-mails pass between the two), Sam divorces her husband, moves in with her parents, and prepares to return to Paris and Jean-Luc. This chipper, funny memoir illustrates that the past for example, Sam's disinterested birth father need not stand in the way of the future. Can she learn to love, for perhaps the first time? Jean-Luc's seven original letters are quoted throughout, and they are, indeed, sparkling. That she found him and that they snagged each other (and are married now) should give hope to all those still searching and glee to those who just plumb love a love story. A passionate, romantic, spring-in-the-step read.--Kinney, Eloise Copyright 2014 Booklist