Will There Be Wine?

A Novel

Fiction - Womens
365 Pages
Reviewed on 02/03/2023
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Author Biography

Whitney Cubbison is a dual American & French citizen living in Paris since 2009. She grew up in Texas and California and graduated from UCLA with a degree in French. She started her career in Communications working for high-tech PR agencies in San Francisco and eventually joined Microsoft where she worked for sixteen years, thirteen of which from the Paris office. During that time, she held various international roles that encompassed public relations, employee communications, executive speechwriting, and social media.

She earned her French citizenship in early 2022 and left Microsoft in the summer of that year to focus on completing her first novel, Will There Be Wine? The story, while fiction, is deeply inspired by Whitney’s own experiences as an ex-pat divorcée living in Paris and trying to navigate the cultural minefield of dating in a foreign country. It was released on January 16, 2023.

​When she’s not writing, Whitney can be found sitting in Parisian cafés and restaurants with her friends, drinking wine.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Renee Guill for Readers' Favorite

Will There Be Wine? by Whitney Cubbison is a fun rom-com. Austen Keller moved to Paris with her husband. Two years later they divorced and she decided to date French men exclusively. After many disastrous experiences, she started a blog to talk about them. Thanks to her many female friends and plenty of business travel, she finds lots of men and stories for her blog. She finally finds a decent man, but will it last? Only time will tell.

I thought that Will There Be Wine? by Whitney Cubbison was such a lighthearted read. It reminded me of one of my favorite television shows, Sex in the City. It has that same vibe. I loved the characters, especially Chiara. She has such a cool name and I enjoyed her personality. I was amused that Austen used a blog to share her stories. I was disappointed by one of the men, as I was rooting for him, but then I saw the warning signs. This book is an excellent way to learn about the red flags of dating. Austen's job sounded exciting as she got to do a great deal of traveling, which helped her meet lots of men.

What I appreciated about this novel was that it featured older women and I was able to relate to them. I am hoping this turns into a series or at least has a sequel. I want to know what happens to her and the man she ended up with as I liked the guy. If you are a Candace Bushnell fan or like a romance with a hint of spice, you will enjoy this novel.