Encounters in Paris: A Collection of Short Stories

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Carolyn Moncel, Nov 5, 2010 - Fiction - 114 pages
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Life is filled with random encounters and Ellery Roulet, a 35-year-old American PR executive living and working in Paris, has experienced enough of them to last five lifetimes. When betrayal, loss, mistakes, regrets and even acceptance enter Ellery's life at different times, she learns it is not what one experiences, but how one chooses to deal with those experiences that shapes the soul within. This bittersweet collection of tales shows just how messy and complicated life can be, and that sometimes there just aren't any neat and easy solutions at all.
 

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"Paris seems like the most romantic thing in the world, until you live there. "Encounters in Paris" is a collection of short stories from Carolyn Moncel and her protagonist Ellery Roulet, a nearing middle age woman working in Paris and finding out while there is love, there is also everything you hate about love. A fun read that blends plenty of romance, "Encounters in Paris" is quite the pick, recommended."
-The Midwest Book Review
 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
11
Section 4
13
Section 5
25
Section 6
43
Section 7
53
Section 8
77
Section 9
93
Section 10
105
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Carolyn Davenport-Moncel was born in Chicago and received her bachelor's degree in Communications from Loyola University. A former public relations executive, she is president of MotionTemps, LLC. She has placed stories in such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Wired News, Int'l Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and Working Mother. She has lived in Paris and currently lives in Lausanne, Switzerland with her husband and two daughters. Encounters in Paris is her first work of fiction. Discover her other works at www.carolynmoncel.com.

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