About Passing Love
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Original edition (January 25, 2012)
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 unexpected adventure.
Moving back and forth in time between the sparkling Paris of today and the jazz-fueled 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 the answers.
“C’est magnifique! A delicious read, brimming with hope, love, and light.”—Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
“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
“Passing Love is everything a novel should be: a story as complex, multilayered and rich as a French pastry and just as deceptively simple…until you take a bite. Settle back, get comfy and enjoy the journey Nicole, Malvina and Ruby (and their men) take you on through Post-WWII and contemporary Paris.”—Virginia DeBerry & Donna Grant, authors of Uptown and Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made
“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
PEOPLE MAGAZINE: Beautifully written and filled with vibrant scenes of Paris in its Jazz Age and today, Passing Love is a treat.
KIRKUS REVIEW: Luckett’s loving descriptions of Paris evoke the sights, smells and sounds of the City of Light. Nicole’s story is one with which any woman, regardless of age or skin color, can relate, but Ruby’s tale and the author’s meticulous research into the Paris of the period following WWII is the real star of this novel.
After leaving the corporate world, Jacqueline took a creative writing class on a dare, from herself, and began writing short stories and poetry and never looked back. Her essay, “Traveling with Ghosts,” was included in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011. She is the author of two novels, Passing Love and Searching for Tina Turner.
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