“Crossing on the Paris is a novel about three very different women, all strangers to each other, whose paths cross while travelling aboard an ocean liner named the Paris to America. Vera Sinclair, an elderly, ill, wealthy socialite, reflects on her life as she returns to America to die after having lived most of her life in France. Constance Stone, a young married mother, analyzes her life and happiness as she leaves her husband and three children behind to convince her wayward sister in France to return home to America. Julie Vernet, a poverty stricken, unmarried woman takes a job as a waitress on the ocean liner in order to immigrate to America for a better life.
For each of the three women in the story, the voyage is more than a simple journey – it is a life-altering event providing each woman time to reflect on their past or dream of their future or value what they already have. Their stories are poignant, sometimes painful to read, sometimes beautiful in simplicity. This character driven novel is deep and profound, set in a luxurious setting, and filled with the stories of three women who are impossible to forget. Readers will see a little of themselves in each woman while enjoying a most entertaining story. Highly recommended.