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Kissing Adrien

Kissing Adrien

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by Siri Mitchell

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Claire Le Noyer, 29 , wants a do-over. She wants the life where she majors in history, not accounting. Where she takes two-hour lunches, not ten minutes in front of her computer. Where her pastor boyfriend treats her like an attractive women he’s deeply in love with, not like a nice pet dog.

But for now she’s a Seattle numbers-cruncher with a


Claire Le Noyer, 29 , wants a do-over. She wants the life where she majors in history, not accounting. Where she takes two-hour lunches, not ten minutes in front of her computer. Where her pastor boyfriend treats her like an attractive women he’s deeply in love with, not like a nice pet dog.

But for now she’s a Seattle numbers-cruncher with a wardrobe from REI sent to fashionable Paris to check out an apartment left to her parents by a mysterious cousin. When her childhood crush-- handsome, pleasure-loving, and very French Adrien—introduces Claire to the City of Lights, she cautiously begins to embrace another way of living.

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Laura Jensen Walker
A sheer delight! Smart, funny, romantic, and intelligent. Loved it! C'est magnifique!

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Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.

But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a speaker and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.

Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of ice cream than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.

Her tenth novel, The Messenger, follows prior Bethany House releases: A Constant Heart (October 2008), Love's Pursuit (June 2009), She Walks in Beauty (April 2010), and A Heart Most Worthy (March 2011). She Walks in Beauty won the inaugural INSPY Award for Historical Fiction in December 2010. Three of Siri's novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door, and She Walks in Beauty were Christy Award finalists. Love's Pursuit and Kissing Adrien were finalists for the ACFW Carol Award.

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Kissing Adrien 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book raises a lot of questions about God and faith, and I was really thrilled with the way Siri Mitchell wound those topics into the romance between the main characters. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read. This book challenged my opinions about my faith as well as love. Ms. Mitchell creates likeable characters and doesn't just stimulate your mind, but your heart, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I need a sequel! I enjoyed every aspect of this book. I loved the characters of Claire and Adrien. I missed them after I had read the book. I hope in the next book that they settle Claire's memory of the 'beach night'. The setting of Paris made me want to go back and visit this romantic city. I reread the ending several times as it was so sweet and romantic. This is truly a delightful and easy book to read. I'm waiting for the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kissing Adrien is my favorite work of fiction ever! It is set in one of the most romantic cities in the world and has quite a love story, but the most important aspect of the book is the questions is provokes within the reader. As I read of Claire and Adrien and the French culture I began to see so many similarities in mine and Claire's way of thinking. It made me really analyze myself and my way of thinking about other cultures. It's not only entertaining from beginning to end, but it's deeply thought provoking. I look forward to seeing many more books from this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hope the editors of this book are paying attention because I want a sequel to this book! It was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read and the characters are so endearing and lovable! I recommend it for everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was wonderful! The characters of Claire and Adrien were believable and lovable and you just long for them to finally connect. The setting of Paris was perfect, filling the story with romance and intrigue. Having been to Paris, I could picture everything, and was able to put myself right into the plot along with the two main characters. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a hopeless romantic! I'm ready to find my own Adrien!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put down this book the whole time I read it. The ending of this book is one of the best parts it is so sweet. I reread it 10 times because it was so good. I really hope that the author of this book will make a sequal, It would be very neat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story of self-revelation, discovery, and the desire to change. We travel with the protagonist as she realizes her attitude in areas which need to change and how gracefully she matures into a beautiful woman. Siri Mitchell's first person writing is revolutionary and refreshing. She writes with such maturity and flare. I don't know if I'll ever travel to Paris but for two days I was there living, breathing, and enjoying the beauty of Paris. Thanks to Sheri Mitchell's wonderful descriptions and passion for Paris. I rarely read a book that I want to share. Kissing Adrien is one for your library collection. To be shared and enjoyed over and over again. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it, the third character-Paris was wonderful to get to know. Wished there was a sequel, I would love to know what happend to Clair and Adrien.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kissing Adrien came highly recommended by a friend. However, I wasn't prepared for the visceral response in me. Siri tackled with grace, humor and tasteful tact, the French controversy. While American headlines scream criticism, Siri took us to the heart of believers in France. Growing up, my French heritage was pushed aside when others sent troubling messages of shame to me. I wept with pride in my heritage and a new longing to know more about my family. Siri¿s writing captured my imagination. Thank you, Siri Mitchell
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book you will want for your bookshelf...one you will lend to friends only if they promise to return it. Everything about this book is enjoyable. It makes you laugh and it makes you think. It certainly made me want to go to Paris. Excellent writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down and have picked it up again several times since. More than just a fun book, Siri raises some points to ponder about many of the extra 'rules' Christians make for themselves. The exotic setting makes me want to dust off my passport, but I settled for a jar of Nutella and croissants. I am hoping for a story later on about Cynthia, one of the minor characters, an American who lives in Paris. I'm on my way to buy Siri Mitchell's book 'Chateau of Echoes.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book the characters Claire and Adrien and a perfect match and their adventures are quiet enjoyable. This book really has an big affect on me because I also have a guy named Adrien so a lot of what Claire went through I also have experienced, this whole book almost at times mirrored my relationship with my Adrian and I cant put it down. I have read it 8 times in a row! it's the best!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters, Adrien and Claire were well written and their reparte highly entertaining. This is one of those rare books that you will be sad to see finish. I hope a sequel is on the way. A deceptively light read, the author leads you through deeper subjects that will keep you thinking long after you close the cover. This one will go into my personal library for numerous re-readings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book (often at the expense of my family nearly missing meals because I had a hard time putting it down!) It was a fun, interesting story that I got caught up in. I loved the main characters and would love to have them for friends. And while the book was written in a fun chick-lit style, I also found that it made me think about different issues, such as enjoying life, beauty, drinking alcohol & pursuing our dreams.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
WOW! I highly recommend this book. SO VERY romantic. I took a trip to France (in the pages of this novel--not for real) and fell in love with the Frenchman Adrien. This is not only a fun and entertaining read, but contains some deep issues that Claire has to deal with about herself and her lack of passion for life. It really makes you think about your own life and ways to change things so you can enjoy it more. I totally loved this book. I know, I repeat myself, but I'm serious. I loved it! To the very last page. It changed my view of some things. You'll see what I mean. And of course, since I have French blood in my veins, I appreciated the cultural piece. Did I mention that I could hear (in my mind) the man speaking in French, though he mostly spoke in English? Be ready to be laugh-out-loud entertained when you pick up this novel. You can FEEL the love and her longing for what she thinks she'll never have. :) You need to read this book. You'll be glad you did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished Siri Mitchell's first novel in one sitting. It was THAT enticing! She takes you on a journey through Paris that is both real and thoroughly inviting. The book addresses issues about relationships and religion with candor and grace. She makes you think about God without being overbearing. Definitely a new author to watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kissing Adrien was a pleasure to read. I found myself able to escape into the life in Paris with ease and fascination. It's clean, fresh, and fun to read. Author, Siri Mitchell, described the aura of Paris in a way that was captivating. It brought back my most deslightful memories of Paris, reading it was almost like being there. I highly recommend this novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Siri Mitchell takes us on a delightful trip to Paris where we follow Claire and Adrien's adventures. Though this is a seemingly lighthearted story, there are also many thought provoking issues and questions Claire and Adrien must address. This is a fresh and enchanting story, not to be missed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want a great, funny, romantic, well written book then Kissing Adrien is for you! This marvelous story will take you on a whirl wind adventure in Paris full of humor, romance, french dining and even a little mystery. Siri Mitchell is an excellent new author and this isn't going to be the last we see of her. Get ready to shout 'ooh la la!'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Mitchell's book is thought-provoking and humorous. Her style is refreshing and new. I felt like I was in Paris, her descriptions were so good, enhancing the story without drawing away from the plot. I so thoroughly enjoyed this book, I can't wait for the next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Looking for a good story that pulls you in immediately? Kissing Adrien is a page-turner from beginning to end. When I finished the book, I immediately wanted to know 'what happens next!' The story flows from scene to scene, with humor and emotion rolled in effortlessly. Siri Mitchell does a great job of inspiring you to examine your faith and your view of God, without being preachy. And for those hopeless romantics (like me), you won't be disappointed. The story is more than just a simple romance, but the book definitely lives up to its title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kissing Adrien is a fun and fabulous read for the morally conscious lady who knows that life for the Christian woman is far less perfect than protrayed in many books. But be prepared to be challenged in the status quo, she doesn't let you sit on your laurels or your high horse. Those not accostomed to French culture will struggle for the first few pages, but trust me, the rest is worth it. You will feel like you've been to Paris.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge chick lit fan and I've really enjoyed Siri Mitchell's books so I was very excited to pick up Kissing Adrien. The premise sounded really good and I love reading stories that take place in Europe. Paris is a city I really want to visit one day. What could be more chick lit than an American girl finding love in Paris? Well, unfortunately this book didn't meet all my expectations. I really did like the storyline about Claire going to Paris because she's inherited an apartment where the owner has her past shrouded in mystery. I loved reading about French culture and learning about the city and its inhabitants. However I did not find the characters to my liking. The main thing that really bugged me was Adrien's insistence that Claire drink wine. She finally gave in to get him off her back. Now I do not drink, but I do not condemn those that drink socially. Why did Claire have to give in? If she did not want to drink, Adrien should have just dropped it. I did not like it that every time she would say no he would accuse her of being American and worrisome. I also didn't like how he threw away all her clothes. Yes he eventually apologized but I felt it was really rude. I also did not really like the attitude he had about her not really fitting into Paris because she was too American, didn't want to change, and was too close minded. The funny thing is I have met several European students who came here to study abroad and I found them constantly looking down on Americans and not trying to fit in at all while they were in college. So are Europeans just naturally snobby? Adrien just came off to be very much as a person who kept trying to change Claire to fit his ideals, and what's worse is that Claire allowed herself to change. I will admit some was for the better, but she didn't seem to have a backbone. I am probably in the minority here about how I viewed the book. If you like chick lit I think you'd enjoy the book. And if you like reading about Paris and want to look like a local instead of a tourist, this book will definitely teach you how to be one.