ON VALENTINE'S DAY! - THE PHANTOM LADY OF PARIS - WILL BE AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD AS PART OF AMAZON'S KINDLE DIRECT PROGRAM.
If you haven't read Calvin's book, you're in for a treat. He'll take you to Paris on a magic carpet ride of words. Calvin lived in Paris for a year, 1968-69, while on sabbatical. During that time he wrote at sidewalk cafes and absorbed French culture. He filled many notebooks with stories.
When he and I married, I found a stack of notebooks collecting dust in a basement closet. I scanned through them and found something delightful. I carried them to him and said, "Honey, you have to do something with these."
Slowly he converted hand-written pages to computer files. He wrote and rewrote scenes, infusing them with that magical spirit that is Calvin. Yes, I am a tad prejudiced.
The Phantom Lady of Paris? I knew her well. On the other hand—as I later discovered—I didn’t know her at all. The woman did everything wrong. She did nothing wrong. She was a Jezebel, deceptive in every way. I’ve never known a more honest and straightforward person. During our relationship, she kept me constantly jittery and perturbed. The happiest days of my life were those I shared with the Phantom Lady of Paris. They were the golden days, the good times, good, that is, until…
An Amazon Review:
An amazing trip back to 1968 Paris. A time of turmoil and tragedy with the Vietnam war raging. Mr. Davis has woven a tale full of marvelous characters living in the City of Light.As with the US, Paris is having its similar issues with the War. Protesters, revolutionaries, teachers, and others come to Paris to find or escape themselves. In Paris, they feel they can find the answers with other like minded. Some become disillusioned and walk a dangerous path,others find friendships that will touch there lives forever. The Phantom Lady is the person I think most of us wish we could be.. Although sometimes exasperating and secretive, she is magic and love and kindness in a time where the world is in despair. This is a story that will stay with you long after you finish the book. It will pull you to Paris...to the cafes and bridges...to the people that walk its streets...and to its ghosts. I highly recommend this book. A bit a history woven with unforgettable characters. You won't want to put it down. -- by Lisa Franklin, Rochester, NY
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