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“This one brims with magic... An absolute page-turner and joy to read!— Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author A surprising astrology reading sends Natasha Sizlo—divorced, broke, freshly heartbroken, and reeling from her father’s death—on an unexpected but magical journey to France, in pursuit of a man born on a particular date in a particular place: November 2, 1968 “This one brims with magic... An absolute page-turner and joy to read!— Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author A surprising astrology reading sends Natasha Sizlo—divorced, broke, freshly heartbroken, and reeling from her father’s death—on an unexpected but magical journey to France, in pursuit of a man born on a particular date in a particular place: November 2, 1968 in Paris. It’s the cusp of Natasha Sizlo’s forty-fourth birthday. Still reeling from her disastrous divorce, she’s navigating life as a single mom and doing her best to fake it till she makes it in the cutthroat world of LA real estate. In the meantime, her ex-husband is dating a Hollywood star, and she’s just broken it off—for the hundredth and final time—with her devastatingly handsome but impossibly noncommittal French boyfriend. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, her beloved father is given months to live. So when she’s gifted a session with LA’s most sought-after astrologist, Natasha—despite being a total skeptic—figures she has nothing to lose. The reading is eerily, impossibly accurate. As her misgivings give way, Natasha can’t help but ask about her ex-boyfriend, the French man she can’t seem to get over. To her surprise, the astrologist tells her that he is perfect for her. His birthday and birthplace—November 2, 1968, in Paris, France—lines up with her astrological point of destiny. The word husband comes up. Natasha is distraught. Panicked, even. Was he really The One? Was this all the big soul love she was destined for? Then, she has a lightning bolt of an idea: her ex wasn’t the only man born on November 2, 1968, in Paris. Natasha’s real soulmate is still out there—she just has to find him. Joined by her sister and two of her closest girlfriends and buoyed by her father’s parting message to never give up on love, Natasha flies to the City of Light, determined to take destiny into her own hands. Propulsive, touching, and darkly funny, All Signs Point to Paris is the story of one woman’s search for a second chance at love, with a dusting of astrological magic. Unforgettable and inspiring, Natasha’s journey reveals what can happen when you ask the universe for what you want—and are brave enough to open your heart when the answer finally comes.


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“This one brims with magic... An absolute page-turner and joy to read!— Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author A surprising astrology reading sends Natasha Sizlo—divorced, broke, freshly heartbroken, and reeling from her father’s death—on an unexpected but magical journey to France, in pursuit of a man born on a particular date in a particular place: November 2, 1968 “This one brims with magic... An absolute page-turner and joy to read!— Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author A surprising astrology reading sends Natasha Sizlo—divorced, broke, freshly heartbroken, and reeling from her father’s death—on an unexpected but magical journey to France, in pursuit of a man born on a particular date in a particular place: November 2, 1968 in Paris. It’s the cusp of Natasha Sizlo’s forty-fourth birthday. Still reeling from her disastrous divorce, she’s navigating life as a single mom and doing her best to fake it till she makes it in the cutthroat world of LA real estate. In the meantime, her ex-husband is dating a Hollywood star, and she’s just broken it off—for the hundredth and final time—with her devastatingly handsome but impossibly noncommittal French boyfriend. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, her beloved father is given months to live. So when she’s gifted a session with LA’s most sought-after astrologist, Natasha—despite being a total skeptic—figures she has nothing to lose. The reading is eerily, impossibly accurate. As her misgivings give way, Natasha can’t help but ask about her ex-boyfriend, the French man she can’t seem to get over. To her surprise, the astrologist tells her that he is perfect for her. His birthday and birthplace—November 2, 1968, in Paris, France—lines up with her astrological point of destiny. The word husband comes up. Natasha is distraught. Panicked, even. Was he really The One? Was this all the big soul love she was destined for? Then, she has a lightning bolt of an idea: her ex wasn’t the only man born on November 2, 1968, in Paris. Natasha’s real soulmate is still out there—she just has to find him. Joined by her sister and two of her closest girlfriends and buoyed by her father’s parting message to never give up on love, Natasha flies to the City of Light, determined to take destiny into her own hands. Propulsive, touching, and darkly funny, All Signs Point to Paris is the story of one woman’s search for a second chance at love, with a dusting of astrological magic. Unforgettable and inspiring, Natasha’s journey reveals what can happen when you ask the universe for what you want—and are brave enough to open your heart when the answer finally comes.

30 review for All Signs Point to Paris: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Destiny

  1. 4 out of 5

    Valerity (Val)

    This was an enchanting change from my usual true crime books. Natasha Sizlo writes about her crazy path to love, looking for men born on a certain date in Paris, just like her ex-boyfriend Phillipe. But this one will be her soulmate if she can find him. Her astrologer says so. Sad at points, also a funny and romantic memoir. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Maine Colonial

    I received a free advance digital galley from the publisher, via Netgalley. Do you remember the movie Only You from 1994, starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr. and Bonnie Hunt? When I read the description of this memoir, I immediately thought of that movie, which was about a young woman (played by Tomei), who dashes off to Italy just before her wedding because of a childhood Ouija board prediction that she was destined to marry a man named Damon Bradley. A silly premise, but the movie was frot I received a free advance digital galley from the publisher, via Netgalley. Do you remember the movie Only You from 1994, starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr. and Bonnie Hunt? When I read the description of this memoir, I immediately thought of that movie, which was about a young woman (played by Tomei), who dashes off to Italy just before her wedding because of a childhood Ouija board prediction that she was destined to marry a man named Damon Bradley. A silly premise, but the movie was frothy fun because of its gorgeous settings and charming actors. This book description sounded like that movie, and I love Paris, so I thought I’d try it out as a change-of-pace summer read. This is a very LA-state-of-mind story. The author, Sizlo, is divorced from a cinematographer husband who is now married to actress Anna Faris. Sizlo is a realtor at the mega-firm The Agency, which will be the subject in the fall of 2022 of a Netflix reality series titled Buying Beverly Hills. In this book, Sizlo complains frequently about her poverty, at least in comparison to the expectations of someone in her line of work. She apparently went bankrupt due to a small-business venture and now lives precariously on the irregular returns from her real estate job. Despite her claimed poverty, Sizlo describes regularly spending money on high-end clothing, accessories and styling, and ridiculous things like spa treatments, reiki, psychics of various types, “personal growth” retreats with healing gongs, and more. Her travails, other than her father’s painful death from lung disease, are hard to relate to or sympathize with. It’s difficult not to feel judgmental about her choices, considering she has two young children. About halfway through the book, Sizlo finally gets to Paris, along with her sister, Tara, and a couple of longtime friends. It was nice to read about the places they went in the City of Light. Not surprisingly, considering Sizlo’s lack of planning and foresight, it does not go as anticipated. I’m just too old, careful with my money, and practical-minded to enjoy a memoir of a flighty 40-ish mother who behaves with all the maturity of a spoiled teenager and is often just awful to her friends and especially her sister. There are a few moments in the book that save it from being a complete disaster, but this is definitely a not-for-me book. I’m going to seek out a rewatch of Only You to wash this one out of my brain.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    All Signs Point to Paris by Natasha Sizlo is the true story of the author's search for her soulmate as dictated by her horoscope and her astrologer, who says she should look for a man born on a certain date in Paris and he will be the one. First of all, the book was well written. What I found interesting, was how did she find herself in the position she was in? She was married to a wealthy man and had two children, yet she bemoans the fact that she was in a small house with no money throughout t All Signs Point to Paris by Natasha Sizlo is the true story of the author's search for her soulmate as dictated by her horoscope and her astrologer, who says she should look for a man born on a certain date in Paris and he will be the one. First of all, the book was well written. What I found interesting, was how did she find herself in the position she was in? She was married to a wealthy man and had two children, yet she bemoans the fact that she was in a small house with no money throughout the novel. This is the man who married Anna Faris after Chris Pratt, so didn't she get alimony and child support and wouldn't it have been substantial? In addition, she sold trendy real estate to the stars, so even with a 6% commission on these properties, she was making money. So her choice of what to do with her money is to spend it on a pricey astrologer and then fly to Paris for a week to look for her soulmate, then spend the entire time on her phone trying to meet up with men who were ghosting her? I'm sure that money would have been better spent in some other way. Then at the end to get nothing out of it? I found this novel to be pure frustration...stop making bad choices Natasha! Maybe get yourself together before you fly across the world to find your soulmate. Or look closer to home because finding a man in Paris is certainly going to create bigger problems, do you expect him to drop everything and move to LA? Talk about unrealistic goals. Thank you to the author, Mariner Books and NetGalley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    K.C.

    *Thank you to Mariner for an advance reader. *Full disclosure: I am the KC listed in this memoir. I am close friends with Natasha and Tara Sizlo but please know that I am an avid reader of all genres and in a monthly book club. I will write this as unbiased as I can to give you the best possible opinion. It was my honor to read, write this review and to be part of Natasha’s journey. This book seamlessly takes you on a fantastic ride of mystical delights from racy romps in the bedroom, soulmate se *Thank you to Mariner for an advance reader. *Full disclosure: I am the KC listed in this memoir. I am close friends with Natasha and Tara Sizlo but please know that I am an avid reader of all genres and in a monthly book club. I will write this as unbiased as I can to give you the best possible opinion. It was my honor to read, write this review and to be part of Natasha’s journey. This book seamlessly takes you on a fantastic ride of mystical delights from racy romps in the bedroom, soulmate searching, self-discovery and emotionally raw as she allows us to be part of her father’s last days on earth. This book was relatable, funny, emotionally cathartic to one who has had to deal with a parent dying, and speaks from her heart about her life lessons and journey to find love. This book was seamlessly so well written that I forgot I actually knew the person/people in the book or that I had actually been through it with her and her sister, Tara. I was laughing and crying while reading this book. I do encourage you to look up pineapple vaginal spray and maybe Natasha will write a second book and tell you the pineapple story that stemmed from our outlandish group texts. And perhaps the Scotland story of being rescued by the hot Scottish Fire Brigade while being stuck in an elevator. See how lucky I am? It’s always a hilarious adventure with Natasha and Tara! And the ending…well…I won’t spoil it for you…I would give it 10 stars if I could! Congratulations, Natasha! I’m so proud of you! xx

  5. 4 out of 5

    Irene Damron

    Thank you to NetGalley and Mariner Books for this ARC. All Signs Point to Paris is an intriguing memoir about Natasha Sizlo’s fantastical journey to find her soulmate. A broke divorcée who has recently lost her father, Natasha hears an astrology reading and heads to Paris to find a man born there on November 2, 1968. With my head still in the clouds after binge-watching Emily in Paris, I quickly became invested in this romantic Parisian quest for love. I would have loved to have followed it in rea Thank you to NetGalley and Mariner Books for this ARC. All Signs Point to Paris is an intriguing memoir about Natasha Sizlo’s fantastical journey to find her soulmate. A broke divorcée who has recently lost her father, Natasha hears an astrology reading and heads to Paris to find a man born there on November 2, 1968. With my head still in the clouds after binge-watching Emily in Paris, I quickly became invested in this romantic Parisian quest for love. I would have loved to have followed it in real time, as she documented the experience through social media. There were a few points where I’d forget I was reading a memoir and that’s not a bad thing. All I can say is that I hope every detail in this book is true, from the clouds parting during the funeral, to the Utah Jazz family van, and all of the beautiful “signs” from their dad that Natasha and her sister found while in Paris. It’s these little details that really create a rich connection for the reader. I wasn’t particularly interested in the House notes, but I can see why others might be, as astrology plays a key role in the author’s experience. By the time she begins her transformation with a haircut, I was dying to find her Instagram account, but I was determined to avoid spoilers. Now that I’ve finished the book, I already want to reread it with a highlighter. I think anyone that reads this will join me in rooting for Natasha. I know that she will get her happy ending.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ellis

    A memoir that reads like a novel. All Signs Point to Paris is a touching story of love, loss, and finding your true destiny. The only cons are long chapters, but once you get into it they make sense and also draw you in.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Schumann

    I was given an advanced copy to read as a “recovery” book during my healing days from a surgery… “All Signs Point to Paris” reads like a perfect mini series/or movie that I hope one day, to actually watch! Makes me want to jump on a plane, back to Paris. The love bond between a father/daughter, a sister/sister and friend to friend is a treasure that Natasha writes about perfectly. Love with your future partner is an added bonus. We all have our issues and she puts them all out there for her read I was given an advanced copy to read as a “recovery” book during my healing days from a surgery… “All Signs Point to Paris” reads like a perfect mini series/or movie that I hope one day, to actually watch! Makes me want to jump on a plane, back to Paris. The love bond between a father/daughter, a sister/sister and friend to friend is a treasure that Natasha writes about perfectly. Love with your future partner is an added bonus. We all have our issues and she puts them all out there for her readers to embrace. Loved the imperfect beautiful person she is continually becoming and can’t wait to read what adventure is next- hurry and write it already!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shá

    How far (literally) would you go for love? How much are you willing to compromise or give up for the "right" person? That's the overall premise. I was a bit skeptical in the first few chapters because it felt a lot like she was making her problems seem much worse than everyone else's. As it progressed, however, she became much more relatable and authentic. I found it a bit silly that she invested so much time and energy based on what one person, the psychic, told her to look for in a romantic pa How far (literally) would you go for love? How much are you willing to compromise or give up for the "right" person? That's the overall premise. I was a bit skeptical in the first few chapters because it felt a lot like she was making her problems seem much worse than everyone else's. As it progressed, however, she became much more relatable and authentic. I found it a bit silly that she invested so much time and energy based on what one person, the psychic, told her to look for in a romantic partner. If she was going to go through this amount of trouble to find her "soulmate" in another country, it probably would have been wise to get a second or even third opinion given that she was struggling financially. Was this optimism or desperation? Although I wasn't completely sold on the spiritual part of it, I did think there were a lot of takeaways that we often don't consider when looking for a romantic partner. - Are you giving your future partner a real chance? Or, are you limiting yourself by placing countless restrictions on preferences? - Make a commitment to your future partner before you ever even meet them. - You will find love when you stop looking for it. - Is death all there is to life? Or, is love the ultimate sacrifice for truly living? - Try something new that builds your confidence, even if that's a physical change that may be drastic, like changing your hair or trying a new outfit that makes you feel good. Find something that is empowering that you never would have done in the past. - Get uncomfortable with trying something new. I didn't really like how she treated her sister but I can also relate to this. Siblings tend to prioritize their romantic partners or friends over relatives. She did this to her sister a few times when her sister was her biggest ally. However, this mostly frustrated me because it wasn't for a friend or partner but for complete strangers. You have to keep an open mind when reading it because it's highly spiritual and based on an astrological belief and life after death. Because each chapter started this way I found myself skimming a few times. I can probably be convinced with enough evidence but it felt more to me like she was in denial about death & love and not wanting to let go of either. Overall, I appreciate her sharing the journey. It wasn't really about the final outcome and what happens when searching for a soulmate, but the inspiration that it ignites in others to remain hopeful about true love. Thanks William Morrow for the giveaway!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Powell

    Since this is a memoir, I’m going to keep my thoughts short because I don’t want to rain on anyone’s real like story but there’s so much of it that doesn’t add up and so much of it that was so super annoying that I found myself skimming just so I could get through it and get on to the next chapter. Natasha Sizlo is looking for her soulmate after an astrologer tells her that he has a birthday of November 2, 1968 in Paris, which happens to be the date and place of her ex, who she still has feeling Since this is a memoir, I’m going to keep my thoughts short because I don’t want to rain on anyone’s real like story but there’s so much of it that doesn’t add up and so much of it that was so super annoying that I found myself skimming just so I could get through it and get on to the next chapter. Natasha Sizlo is looking for her soulmate after an astrologer tells her that he has a birthday of November 2, 1968 in Paris, which happens to be the date and place of her ex, who she still has feelings for but he does not reciprocate. She decides that he can’t be the only one with that birthday and location so she starts a social media search to find other men matching the criteria. Ok. I get that you want to find love but dang, for someone who complains about being ashamed to bring people back to your house, you go out of your way to spend money on a trip to Paris? And your ex is engaged to Anna Farris, so he’s probably doing well and would pay child support. And if you’re working for The Agency that’s been seen on TRHOBH, you’re not that poor. Pick a lane. Stop sleeping around and making bad choices. Dev was there and would have been perfect for you but you were too busy checking Tinder. Get it together. Thanks to Mariner Books and NetGalley for this eArc in exchange for my review

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janilyn Kocher

    Ah Paris. Where millions visit, live, and search for love. It becomes the focal, point of Natasha’s quest to find her soulmate,, based on her astrological chart. She is hell bent on finding the one and goes at warp speed with a social media campaign, posters, and an advertising blitz about the man for her, born Nov.2, 1968. I read this memoir with great interest. My birthday is one day off from the magic date, I love Paris, and am a sucker for romance. I thought Natasha was zany, off the wall, an Ah Paris. Where millions visit, live, and search for love. It becomes the focal, point of Natasha’s quest to find her soulmate,, based on her astrological chart. She is hell bent on finding the one and goes at warp speed with a social media campaign, posters, and an advertising blitz about the man for her, born Nov.2, 1968. I read this memoir with great interest. My birthday is one day off from the magic date, I love Paris, and am a sucker for romance. I thought Natasha was zany, off the wall, and a little kooky in her zeal to find her other half. I don’t believe in the stars or astrology, but it was fun to ride along on someone else’s trip, although I did find her very self centered. I think her quest was her way of coping with her father’s death, a painful breakup, and a buildup of past hurts. The last few hours in Paris are like a movie script, but Sizlo left me dangling with a follow up. We’re the stars not aligned?? I was disappointed there wasn’t a further update. Thanks to Book Club Girl, NetGalley, and Mariner Press for the early copy.

  11. 4 out of 5

    J

    Natasha Sizlo became divorced and her Dad passed away. A friend gifts her an astrology reading, and is told that her soulmate was born on November 2, 1968, in Paris. She and her sister decided to go to Paris and meet as many men that were born on that date that they could find. Natasha was searching for her soulmate, and we see how she goes about doing it. Someone special to her told her that she didn't want him, she wanted someone to put her back together. She thinks about it and realizes that Natasha Sizlo became divorced and her Dad passed away. A friend gifts her an astrology reading, and is told that her soulmate was born on November 2, 1968, in Paris. She and her sister decided to go to Paris and meet as many men that were born on that date that they could find. Natasha was searching for her soulmate, and we see how she goes about doing it. Someone special to her told her that she didn't want him, she wanted someone to put her back together. She thinks about it and realizes that what he said was actually true. She learns a lot, and on the one-year anniversary of her Dad dying, Her, her sister and mother go out on a boat, to scatter her father's ashes. She has felt her father's presence while she was on the journey she was on, but she knew it was time to let him go and move on with her life. When she was scattering the last of his ashes, they didn't seem to want to come out of the container. It was like her Dad wasn't ready to leave yet. I enjoyed reading Natasha's story, because loss and grief, affects a person, and it affected her. She tells us the journey she took, how it went, what she learned, and who she was at the end of this part of her journey. Having had loss and grief and knowing what I went through, it was nice reading about how someone else's journey went. I received an ARC from Mariner Books through NetGalley.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    This is a super memoir about a woman looking for love, magic and destiny. While I was reading it I kept thinking that surely I was reading a romantic fiction novel, yet apparently author Natasha Sizlo really did go to Paris to search for her one true love who her astrologer told her was someone born in Paris on November 2, 1968. And she didn't conduct her search quietly - she cast a wide net on social media, through dating apps, by posting posters everywhere and telling literally everyone she me This is a super memoir about a woman looking for love, magic and destiny. While I was reading it I kept thinking that surely I was reading a romantic fiction novel, yet apparently author Natasha Sizlo really did go to Paris to search for her one true love who her astrologer told her was someone born in Paris on November 2, 1968. And she didn't conduct her search quietly - she cast a wide net on social media, through dating apps, by posting posters everywhere and telling literally everyone she meets about her search. Just crazy! But loads of fun. Maybe one day in the not to near future she will be making her acting debut in a Netflix series based on her memoir. Will be recommending it to my book club as soon as it is published. Thanks to #NetGalley #BookClubGIrl and #HarperCollins for the advanced read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    All Signs Point to Paris: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Destiny by Natasha Sizlo is en engaging, unique, and entertaining memoir that really drew me in. This is a very unique and interesting memoir. Encompassing love, loss, fear, regret, hope, second chances, and yes….astrology…the author takes us along on her personal quest to follow up on a reading to find “The One”. It was real, funny, serious, grounded, and ethereal all at once. Definitely one to remember. 4/5 stars Thank you NG and Mariner Bo All Signs Point to Paris: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Destiny by Natasha Sizlo is en engaging, unique, and entertaining memoir that really drew me in. This is a very unique and interesting memoir. Encompassing love, loss, fear, regret, hope, second chances, and yes….astrology…the author takes us along on her personal quest to follow up on a reading to find “The One”. It was real, funny, serious, grounded, and ethereal all at once. Definitely one to remember. 4/5 stars Thank you NG and Mariner Books for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication on 8/16/22.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Yaya Arai

    An advance copy of this book was provided with courtesy of Harper Collins, Mariner, and Sugar 23 Books. Thank you so much for an opportunity to review this book! I like the title and cover of this book very much. It is a memoir of one divorced and broke lady in search of true love, which is a similar premise of a bestseller "Eat, Pray, Love." I have loved "Eat, Pray, Love" in its sense of adventure and humor. This book is shallower and comes with limited vocabulary. It reads like a longer Cosmopol An advance copy of this book was provided with courtesy of Harper Collins, Mariner, and Sugar 23 Books. Thank you so much for an opportunity to review this book! I like the title and cover of this book very much. It is a memoir of one divorced and broke lady in search of true love, which is a similar premise of a bestseller "Eat, Pray, Love." I have loved "Eat, Pray, Love" in its sense of adventure and humor. This book is shallower and comes with limited vocabulary. It reads like a longer Cosmopolitan article, with little substance, just something to pass time while waiting for a doctor's appointment. It isn't all that entertaining either.. and I DNFed this book. I typically do not give ratings on my DNFed books; however, I thought maybe I could give some insight to some people who might be curious about this book. My time is precious. Maybe yours too.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Match

    Good reads- I absolutely loved this book! It’s been awhile since I’ve enjoyed a book to the point where I couldn’t put it down. I laughed & cried and didn’t want it to end! Although it’s a memoir it reads like a modern day Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan Rom-com. It is the perfect summer read. I can’t wait for Part 2. It’s what we all need a bit more of these days: Hope, Love and the belief in a bit of magic. The authors voice is strong and honest. You feel like you are right there with her experiencing i Good reads- I absolutely loved this book! It’s been awhile since I’ve enjoyed a book to the point where I couldn’t put it down. I laughed & cried and didn’t want it to end! Although it’s a memoir it reads like a modern day Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan Rom-com. It is the perfect summer read. I can’t wait for Part 2. It’s what we all need a bit more of these days: Hope, Love and the belief in a bit of magic. The authors voice is strong and honest. You feel like you are right there with her experiencing it all. 5 stars all the way. Would give it a 10 if I could. *Thank you Mariner Books for this ARC!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Laura Phelps

    I am very much of two minds about All Signs Point to Paris (which is fitting, as I am a Gemini). On the one hand, Natasha annoyed me immensely and and her self absorption was jaw dropping. On the other hand, I actually really appreciated her mission and focus and complete leap of faith and epic trip to Paris (although if I was her sister or friend on that trip I most definitely would have throttled her and lit off for my own adventures). Ultimately, she showed just enough self-awareness and g I am very much of two minds about All Signs Point to Paris (which is fitting, as I am a Gemini). On the one hand, Natasha annoyed me immensely and and her self absorption was jaw dropping. On the other hand, I actually really appreciated her mission and focus and complete leap of faith and epic trip to Paris (although if I was her sister or friend on that trip I most definitely would have throttled her and lit off for my own adventures). Ultimately, she showed just enough self-awareness and growth for me to stick with it and more or less root for her.

  17. 5 out of 5

    OldBookseller

    I loved this book: a fun, funny beachy read with real heart and depth. I'd recommend it to anyone who ever found themselves wondering if all the magic in life had been spent; if all the "what-ifs" have been answered--and not in the way you'd hoped. Is there ever still a chance for a happily ever after? It's set in a city and world I don't know at all and loved reading about--LA and the world of high end real estate. That's the first part of the book, and then the very end, too, after she comes ba I loved this book: a fun, funny beachy read with real heart and depth. I'd recommend it to anyone who ever found themselves wondering if all the magic in life had been spent; if all the "what-ifs" have been answered--and not in the way you'd hoped. Is there ever still a chance for a happily ever after? It's set in a city and world I don't know at all and loved reading about--LA and the world of high end real estate. That's the first part of the book, and then the very end, too, after she comes back home. The middle takes place in Paris, a city I love, and where Natasha Sizlo goes to try to find her soulmate. At age 45. With her sister and two best girlfriends. And suitcases full of gifted and borrowed date-night worthy clothes. Honestly, it was so fun to read about their trip and Natasha is very open about the ups and downs and even the stupid things she did while searching for love. And then the scene at the end where she finds (NOT GOING TO SPOIL). Omg. I'd like to say PLEASE LET SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN TO ME but I'd never be brave enough to do what she did in the first place.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Brandy

    Well, I stayed up until 2 am to finish this when I need to be up and ready to travel in four hours so clearly this one gripped me. Was I very angry Natasha for the entire time she was in Paris? Yes. However. I also spent a lot of the last two days in tears trying to figure out how to finally start living the life I want at 32. So. I think this is one of those books that hits at just exactly the right time. Also I desperately need a sequel. Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Goodreads Giveaways, Well, I stayed up until 2 am to finish this when I need to be up and ready to travel in four hours so clearly this one gripped me. Was I very angry Natasha for the entire time she was in Paris? Yes. However. I also spent a lot of the last two days in tears trying to figure out how to finally start living the life I want at 32. So. I think this is one of those books that hits at just exactly the right time. Also I desperately need a sequel. Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Goodreads Giveaways, however my review is entirely my own.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    just have to say that i thought this was a contemp romance when i picked it up, even though (as maddy pointed out) it says “memoir” in big text on the cover

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

    It's a fun story, so I'm probably alone in my opinion that the memoir is pretty unrealistic. I would have appreciated "All Signs Point to Paris: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Destiny" more if the author had written it as a fictional romantic comedy rather than a memoir. To me the story, while well written, seemed contrived as though the author had this great idea for a novel and told her two friends and her sister she'd fly them all to Paris so she could expand on her idea and write about a search It's a fun story, so I'm probably alone in my opinion that the memoir is pretty unrealistic. I would have appreciated "All Signs Point to Paris: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Destiny" more if the author had written it as a fictional romantic comedy rather than a memoir. To me the story, while well written, seemed contrived as though the author had this great idea for a novel and told her two friends and her sister she'd fly them all to Paris so she could expand on her idea and write about a search for her soulmate. After all, she can probably write it off as a business expense. I decided to read it as though it was a fictional romantic comedy and kept reading. The trip to Paris happens because an expensive astrologist tells Natasha her soulmate is there and has the same November birth date as her recent ex-boyfriend. Since I'm not particularly interested in astrology, after I read the passage from the house of zodiac at the beginning of the first chapter, I didn't bother with the ones at the beginning of the other chapters. Since I'm being harsh in my opinion, I'll add that while not used in every chapter or conversation, I'm not fond of the use of F&*# as an explanatory word or F&*#ing as a descriptive word.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Susie Dumond

    When Natasha Sizlo's astrologer told her that her toxic ex's chart was her perfect match, she knew he couldn't really be her soulmate. But he couldn't be the only person born on November 2, 1978 in Paris. With her dying father's encouragement, Sizlo decided to fly to Paris to find every man she could born on that date — and hopefully to find true love. Sizlo writes engagingly about her journey, which often feels too magical and thrilling to be true. I appreciate how Sizlo doesn't shy away from th When Natasha Sizlo's astrologer told her that her toxic ex's chart was her perfect match, she knew he couldn't really be her soulmate. But he couldn't be the only person born on November 2, 1978 in Paris. With her dying father's encouragement, Sizlo decided to fly to Paris to find every man she could born on that date — and hopefully to find true love. Sizlo writes engagingly about her journey, which often feels too magical and thrilling to be true. I appreciate how Sizlo doesn't shy away from the messier moments in her adventures and embraces both her optimism and her eccentricity. Whether you believe astrology or not, this memoir about finding love in unexpected ways is delightful and inspiring! Thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Five stars all the way! Hooked from the very beginning-real, raw, relatable, all the feels needed for a perfect vacation read. I felt as if I was along for the ride of Natasha’s quest for love and it made me feel excited and free and like we all need to not be afraid to go out into the world and once in a while do something a little “crazy” to figure out what we want, who we really are, and where are we going in this so called life of ours! Bravo, Natasha, way to take a leap of faith! Thank you Five stars all the way! Hooked from the very beginning-real, raw, relatable, all the feels needed for a perfect vacation read. I felt as if I was along for the ride of Natasha’s quest for love and it made me feel excited and free and like we all need to not be afraid to go out into the world and once in a while do something a little “crazy” to figure out what we want, who we really are, and where are we going in this so called life of ours! Bravo, Natasha, way to take a leap of faith! Thank you ,Mariner, for an advanced reader!

  23. 5 out of 5

    SHACHAR

    This is a touching and relatable account of a woman finding love in the most magical (yes I went there) way possible. We all want to be Natasha, or have a side of us that aspires to be like her. She is a fierce character with a funny and cosmic way of telling her life’s love story. A must read!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    This book is a great read about loss, friendships and finding love in all forms. Natasha's writing is beautiful and touching. Thank you for sharing your story This book is a great read about loss, friendships and finding love in all forms. Natasha's writing is beautiful and touching. Thank you for sharing your story

  25. 4 out of 5

    Marco Viera

    If anyone is looking for a well written fun book this is it! I read it on my flight back East and couldn’t put it down. I love how real the author was about her journey to find her soulmate in Paris. Her female friendships and how she just went for it and shared her journey with all of us. Highly recommend this book!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    Was such a fun read - I loved this book! It had everything - Los Angeles, Paris, romance, humor, heartache, fashion, friendship, and sisters. I even learned more about astrology and want a reading with Stephanie now. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Danni Phantom Reads

    Simply put this book is beautiful! It’s a work of art, I typically don’t read memoirs, I stick pretty firmly to my fiction fantasy true crime mess and I love it there, but this was a glorious escape to follow a real person and read their journey. It was written with divinity I swear lol, such a fantastic read, I highly recommend! I cried, I sobbed, I laughed and couldn’t put it down!!! Now brb while i scour instagram for pictures to feed my (never been to) paris withdrawal!😂 Thank you to NetGalle Simply put this book is beautiful! It’s a work of art, I typically don’t read memoirs, I stick pretty firmly to my fiction fantasy true crime mess and I love it there, but this was a glorious escape to follow a real person and read their journey. It was written with divinity I swear lol, such a fantastic read, I highly recommend! I cried, I sobbed, I laughed and couldn’t put it down!!! Now brb while i scour instagram for pictures to feed my (never been to) paris withdrawal!😂 Thank you to NetGalley and Mariner Books for access to this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle Hartley

    I couldn’t put it down. Total page Turner and I have the shortest attention span of anyone ever.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Smith

    I wanted to like this one more than I did. The idea and the synopsis sounded interesting but the end result of this wasn’t for me. The author’s voice wasn’t one I enjoyed throughout my reading, I found myself annoyed because so many of NS’s issues struck me as those of her own responsibility. Reading this brought me no happiness, just exasperation. eARC kindly provided by the publisher and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Paula Storm

    Maybe its because I am not a believer in astrology myself, but I did not love Natasha's story. In fact, I skipped all of the chapter introductions as I found them irrelevant. The story was entertaining though, following her journey to Paris in order to follow her destiny and find her soulmate. I loved the section on the filming of Emily in Paris and her dinner with the costars. I could see this memoir easily made into a miniseries or Netflix show itself, I think it would lend itself better to th Maybe its because I am not a believer in astrology myself, but I did not love Natasha's story. In fact, I skipped all of the chapter introductions as I found them irrelevant. The story was entertaining though, following her journey to Paris in order to follow her destiny and find her soulmate. I loved the section on the filming of Emily in Paris and her dinner with the costars. I could see this memoir easily made into a miniseries or Netflix show itself, I think it would lend itself better to the small screen. It dragged on a bit in print. Thank you NetGalley for the advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.

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