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    The Last Romantics is the fourth novel by Fareh Iqbal I have read Iqbal s three prior novels and it is necessary to read all of them first, since Iqbal references storylines and characters from all three in The Last Romantics All of Iqbal s works were rapid reads because they are pushed ahead by constant action The pages turn because the characters grab their edges and flip them for you as they gallivant through Paris The four young women who are the last romantics are in the city of light w The Last Romantics is the fourth novel by Fareh Iqbal I have read Iqbal s three prior novels and it is necessary to read all of them first, since Iqbal references storylines and characters from all three in The Last Romantics All of Iqbal s works were rapid reads because they are pushed ahead by constant action The pages turn because the characters grab their edges and flip them for you as they gallivant through Paris The four young women who are the last romantics are in the city of light with Jordan Castlemoore from Fernweh as she prepares for her wedding with William We relive all of their dramas and love stories from the preceding novels and share their joy as they prepare for a wedding in the most romantic city on the planet.Franchesca Ray Driftwood is still the owner of a bookstore but now she is a famous writer In The Last Romantics she is troubled by a lack of inspiration and a state of depression where she often refuses to eat Her fellow romantics are worried that she might be suffering from anorexia since Ray is prone to wearing baggy sweaters and there are frequent references to her bony figure I hoped that Iqbal might have chosen to explore this deeper side of the author s personality by painting Ray as a suffering artist, however Ray is quickly gorging on crepes and croissants once she arrives in Paris.Like Iqbal I have been to Paris and before I left I asked a beloved colleague about her own trip there I wanted some of her recommendations for must sees She sent me to one place I simply had to visit first Not the Eiffel Tower and not Notre Dame Cathedral, but the city s most famous bookstore, Shakespeare and Company I highly enjoyed reading about Ray s visit to this store and I can certainly identify with the cases of books she brought back home I usually pack a collapsible suitcase in my own luggage for this very reason Iqbal s literary talent is her gift for description Wind swept Parisian streets and the romantic lights along the Seine are given a new life in what must be the most described city on earth Hungry readers will salivate at Iqbal s lush choice of words when she describes French delicacies, and her sense of humour is keenly observant Ray tentatively poked at the pastry, It looks like a poodle exploded all over it She caught Sophie s scandalized expression, A delicious poodle One made out of strawberries and cream Ray cut into the pastry shell, her fork emerging victorious with clotted cream The choice of dog breed, poodle, or specifically a French poodle, seems entirely appropriate I was touched by one poignant scene in the novel which centres on Jordan s brewing doubts about marriage She is surrounded by her three friends and opens up her heart and mind such that the clich of cold feet would seem a sorry understatement In particular I liked Iqbal s simile Her face crumpled like a forgotten paper doll to describe Jordan s sudden crestfallen countenance.I chose to read all four of Iqbal s novels because I was interested in the work of a local author and wanted to see her develop as a writer I could only do this if I read each book in chronological order It must be exhilarating to have your own work published I can only imagine what it must feel like to see your name on the cover and your words on the printed page This is your work, your art and the sum of your passionate efforts Unlike those who may have read Iqbal s work as each book came out, I embraced the Iqbal oeuvre after all four novels had already been published The span from the first novel to the fourth was a mere fifteen months, hardly a time for an author to evolve when she s churning out books at a Barbara Cartlandian velocity.That said, The Last Romantics was, like all of Iqbal s works, a charming and enticing read This book was easy to fall into and dream, all theif the reader has been to Paris Iqbal took me back to the Parisian summer streets when I was there in 2009, and I thank her for the travel through time Her characters are believable, uttering lines that flow rapidly Stilted dialogue is awkward and requires rereads, while Iqbal s characters speak like real people It is not easy to write dialogue resemblant of real life, and Iqbal has nailed it in her work In my review of Im mortal , I felt that her third novel was her strongest work to date She continues on this strength with The Last Romantics, her best book yet


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The Last Romantics [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Last Romantics By Fareh Iqbal – Thomashillier.co.uk We don t always have the luxury of living the life we want, do we Ray Driftwood is a bibliophile and a very reluctant celebrity author, whose novels are her only means of dealing with a reality that d We don t always have the luxury of living the life we want, do we Ray Driftwood is a bibliophile The Last Epub / and a very reluctant celebrity author, whose novels are her only means of dealing with a reality that doesn t oblige her dreams In a valiant effort to escape her comfort zone, Ray leaves her bookshop in a sleepy English town and journeys to the heart of Paris for her cousin s wedding To our hopes and dreams and a future that is ours for the taking, to all the restless nights and uncertain mornings that make us who we are To each of you, a slow smile spread across her lips, To The Last Romantics By the Left Bank and along the River Seine, Ray, Sophie Crawford, Jax London and Jordan Castlemoore discover what it means to embrace the shifting dynamics of growing older without letting go of their dreams of hope and love.