Once in Paris

Once in Paris

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by Diana Palmer
     
 

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Diana Palmer is a former newspaper reporter with 16 years' experience on both daily and weekly newspapers. She began selling romance novels in 1979 and currently writes for HQN Books (mainstream romances) and Silhouette Books (contemporary series romances).

Diana Palmer has over 40 million copies of her books in print, which have been translated and…  See more details below

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Diana Palmer is a former newspaper reporter with 16 years' experience on both daily and weekly newspapers. She began selling romance novels in 1979 and currently writes for HQN Books (mainstream romances) and Silhouette Books (contemporary series romances).

Diana Palmer has over 40 million copies of her books in print, which have been translated and published around the world, and she has written over 100 books for Silhouette, MIRA and Harlequin Books.

Her awards include 10 Waldenbooks national sales awards, four B. Dalton national sales awards, two Bookrak national sales awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times Magazine, several Affaire de Coeur awards, and two regional RWA awards.

In 1998, a Japanese Harlequin reader poll gave her Silhouette Desire novel The Patient Nurse its favorite-book-of-the-year award.

She is listed in numerous publications, including Contemporary Authors by the Gale Group, Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers by St. James Press, The Writers Directory by St. James Press, the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Melrose Press, Ltd., and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk.

She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Cattlemen's Association, the Archeological Institute of America, the Planetary Society, the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Sheriffs' Association, and numerous conservation and charitable organizations. Her hobbies include gardening, archeology, anthropology, iguanas, astronomy and music.

She has been marriedto her husband, James, since 1972. They have one son, who is in college studying to pursue a law enforcement career.

Diana herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45, inspired by her husband, who had quit a blue-collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming. He retired from his own computer business in 1998, and now enters skeet-shooting competitions in local, state, national and international competition.

Diana graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, in 1995 with a major in history and a double minor in archeology and Spanish. She was named to two honor societies (the Torch Club and Alpha Chi) and was named to the National Dean's List.

In addition to her writing projects, she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University. She hopes to specialize in Native American studies.

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Editorial Reviews

"The dialogue is charming, the characters likable. . . the sex sizzling, and the roller-coaster emotions. . . (will give fans an enjoyable ride)."(Publishers Weekly)
Jessi Rose Lucas
Paris Nights and Romance!

What is more romantic than the City of Lights, a glass of champagne, and a tall, dark, and handsome hunk? Well, there's more to Diana Palmer's intriguing and page-turning romance, Once in Paris, than that -- including the threat of a forced marriage, the love of a man for a young woman he cannot have, and the wealth and beauty that is Paris. This rich, lush novel of passion and riches will capture millions of hearts as young Brianne Martin learns the truth about love and life.

Brianne's life looks smooth and easy on the outside, but on the inside, she's weathered some rough storms for a young woman in her late teens. She adored her father, but within months after his death, Brianne's mother had married a fabulously wealthy and notoriously cold man. Her mother was always a bit of a social climber, but Brianne is horrified when her stepfather and mother suggest that Brianne go off to boarding school in France rather than live with them in their mansion on Nassau. But Brianne adapts to Paris and manages to take frequent trips to the Louvre. One afternoon, she begins talking with a man there who happens to be a business associate of her stepfather's. His name is L. Pierce Hutton, and he's still grieving for his beloved wife, who died a few years earlier.

Immediately, there's a connection between Brianne, 19, and Hutton, who has only a year or two before hitting 40. Soon, love blossoms between them, but Hutton draws back from this because he has no intention of falling in love with a woman half his age. But on a return trip to her parents' home in Nassau, Brianne's stepfather is soon pushing her toward a marriage of convenience with another associate of his, Phillipe Sabon. Sabon is Hutton's age, a Middle Easterner who is smooth as silk and as crafty as a fox -- but Brianne finds him cold. She is too deeply in love with Hutton to consider any other man, but Hutton has convinced himself he's not yet ready to love again.

As Brianne gets further embroiled in the plan to marry her off to a man she distrusts, her passion for Hutton grows stronger -- and Once in Paris reaches heights of dramatic tension and romance that few novels do. Plots are hatched and marriages are arranged, but true love burns hot for Brianne, who through it all remains courageous, smart, and mature. This is a simply written, gorgeous love story about the transcendence of the human heart. Do not miss this book.
— Jessi Rose Lucas, barnesandnoble.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587242335
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
Large Print

Meet the Author

Diana Palmer is a former newspaper reporter with 16 years' experience on both daily and weekly newspapers. She began selling romance novels in 1979 and currently writes for HQN Books (mainstream romances) and Silhouette Books (contemporary series romances).

Diana Palmer has over 40 million copies of her books in print, which have been translated and published around the world, and she has written over 100 books for Silhouette, MIRA and Harlequin Books.

Her awards include 10 Waldenbooks national sales awards, four B. Dalton national sales awards, two Bookrak national sales awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times Magazine, several Affaire de Coeur awards, and two regional RWA awards.

In 1998, a Japanese Harlequin reader poll gave her Silhouette Desire novel The Patient Nurse its favorite-book-of-the-year award.

She is listed in numerous publications, including Contemporary Authors by the Gale Group, Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers by St. James Press, The Writers Directory by St. James Press, the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Melrose Press, Ltd., and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk.

She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Cattlemen's Association, the Archeological Institute of America, the Planetary Society, the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Sheriffs' Association, and numerous conservation and charitable organizations. Her hobbies include gardening, archeology, anthropology, iguanas, astronomy and music.

She has been married toherhusband, James, since 1972. They have one son, who is in college studying to pursue a law enforcement career.

Diana herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45, inspired by her husband, who had quit a blue-collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming. He retired from his own computer business in 1998, and now enters skeet-shooting competitions in local, state, national and international competition.

Diana graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, in 1995 with a major in history and a double minor in archeology and Spanish. She was named to two honor societies (the Torch Club and Alpha Chi) and was named to the National Dean's List.

In addition to her writing projects, she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University. She hopes to specialize in Native American studies.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Diana Palmer book I ever read, and I have become an instant fan! The story line is fast paced and the characters believable and lovable. It is also a great lead into the other stories in this line, but also stands on its own as a powerful, poignant story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Diana steps up a notch with this book. It's keeps you captivated through the entire book. There's suspense and mystery along with romance in this book. It's a great lead into Lord of the Desert and Paper Rose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutley love this book. i coudn't put it down. i loved the characters, they were so believable, not like in some otherbooks. It was amazing
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Love this book fast paced n funny.loved the characters they seemed real,enjoy!
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This is perhaps my favorite Diana Palmer. The characters are well developed, the dialog intelligent and witty and she didn't make the hero too overpowering or the heroine too weak. It was a perfect combination of hard and soft, love and heartache with a little mystery and intrigue thrown in. I highly recommend this book to all hopeless romantics like myself!
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