Paris Ever After, to be released on May 1, 2018, takes up Amy’s story six months after the end of The Paris Effect. Amy is living in Paris (yes!) and starting to get her life together. She’s feeling pretty great, actually, almost recovered from the despair and desperation that led her to leave hometown and husband for a new, much more fulfilling life in the City of Light.

Until – well, my publisher describes it better than I do:

Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after?

Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street.

As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris? Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.

Here’s some early praise for Paris Ever After:

“Once you begin, it’s difficult to stop. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading into the night.” – Janice MacLeod, author of New York Times bestsellers Paris Letters and A Paris Year

“Magnifique! Fall in love with Amy as she stumbles through her new life in Paris, gradually learning what means the most in her unscripted world. Burns’ dry sense of humor and intimate knowledge of Parisian life are woven through the story as perfectly as the Hermès scarf in one of the book’s most unforgettable scenes. Heartwarming and full of colorful characters, the surprise-filled narrative is smart, wry and poignant. You won’t want to put it down. Five stars!” – Patricia Sands, author of the bestselling Love in Provence series

“A roller coaster of a ride, Burns’ Paris Ever After takes us on a fast-paced adventure, the plot plunging through the streets of Paris and right into the hearts of its beautifully flawed characters. Full of wit and humor, this novel is unputdownable!” – Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris and How to Make a French Family