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  • Grand Central Publishing

Passing Love

Jacqueline E. Luckett

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Nicole-Marie Handy has loved all things French since she was a child. After the death of her best friend, determined to get out of her rut, she goes to Paris, leaving behind a marriage proposal. While there, Nicole chances upon an old photo of her father - lovingly inscribed, in his hand, to a woman Nicole has never heard of. What starts as a vacation quickly becomes an investigation into his relationship to this mystery woman.

Moving back and forth in time between the sparkling Paris of today and the jazz-fuelled city filled with expatriates in the 1950s, PASSING LOVE is the story of two women dealing with lost love, secrets and betrayal...and how the City of Light may hold all of the answers.

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Praise for Passing Love

  • It's midnight in Paris, now and in the mid-20th century, in Luckett's second novel. In this dreamy and lyrical paean to all things French... Luckett weaves a fascinating portrait of women of color who defy family and tradition to follow love and chase success... In the end, it's the soulful, headstrong, romantic Ruby whose passion resonates in this story of discovery and acceptance. - Publishers Weekly

  • C'est magnifique! A delicious read, brimming with hope, love, and light. - Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

  • Luckett has written our Paris dreams come true--between two lives and two generations, this story delivers the romance and the heartbreak of all that the City of Lights has to offer. You will escape with this novel and question or embrace your own unlived lives. - Heidi W. Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

  • A fierce, beautiful novel...a heroine for the ages... Luckett is a writer to watch and admire. - ZZ Packer, O Magazine, 2007

  • Lush, evocative and seductive. Only read Passing Love if you're willing to give yourself over completely to the excitement of the jazz scene of post-WWII Paris, and a woman's determination to find her place in the present-day City of Light. - Lalita Tademy, author of Cane River and Red River

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