Reviewed by Lulu Hamdan
A perfect summer read – The Secret Paris Cinema Club is a lovely, timeless romance as Nicolas Barreau takes readers on the journey of a man pursuing love at first sight through the city of Paris.
Alain Bonnard is a 39 year old dreamer and hopeless romantic who always feels that he is watching life from the sidelines rather than living it, until he pursues a dream of managing his own authentic Parisian cinema inherited from his uncle and his love life begins to flourish in parallel.
The novel is descriptive enough to make you feel like you’re watching a romantic comedy, and equally light and fast paced. The pursuit of his mysterious love comes with obstacles and unexpected twists, all while his cinema gains popularity when a famous director and sultry actress select it as the film venue for a major motion picture.
It’ll revive the spark in readers belief of love at first sight.