Bonjour and happy Wednesday! For this WW I am happy to be a part of the blog tour for Brooklyn in Love, the latest book by Amy Thomas.
I followed Amy’s blog, God I Love Paris, while she was working there for a few years and I enjoyed reading her first book, Paris, My Sweet. Her blog posts from her time there were short but thoughtful and Paris, My Sweet gave readers a deeper background into her stay in the City of Light.
Brooklyn in Love picks up after Amy moves back to NYC. She takes us through dating, meeting her husband, and adjusting to being in a long-term relationship after several years of flying solo. Their adventure of buying an apartment in Brooklyn sounds a lot like what we went though buying a house in Seattle (spoiler: not fun) and it was a welcome change to hear about the less glamorous side to having a baby.
Accompanying her personal milestones are culinary-themed stories of restaurants she takes us to along the way. We learn about Blue Hill (by Chef Dan Barber), the legendary home fries from HOME/MADE, the Il Buco restaurants, and more.
I am not a huge fan of New York City but this book makes me thinks there’s something more to it after seeing it through Amy’s eyes. The in-love feelings she has for her city can only be contagious and this book will definitely be shelved along side my other favorite memoirs.
This book came out yesterday, February 6th. Congratulations Amy on another wonderful book!
I was given a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
Amy Thomas is a New York–based writer who, for two lucky years, got to call Paris home. In addition to working as a copywriter in advertising, she writes about food, travel, design, and fashion for various publications such as the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is slightly obsessed with sweets.