The Paris Connection, Lorraine Brown’s uplifting debut has won Best Book at the 2022 Launch Pad Prose Competition! The competition has previously seen twelve books and projects set up with Showtime, Laura Dern and Ridley Scott.

The Paris Connection was published in the UK in paperback by Orion on 6th January 2022 and by GP Putnam on 24th August 2021 in the US. Rights have sold in eleven territories to date including Bastei Luebbe in Germany, Sperling & Kupfer in Italy and 2020 in Portugal.

It was recently shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award 2022.

Could one split second change her life forever?

Hannah and Si are in love and on the same track – that is, until their train divides on the way to a wedding. The next morning, Hannah wakes up in Paris and realises that her boyfriend (and her ticket) are 300 miles away in Amsterdam!

But then Hannah meets Léo on the station platform, and he’s everything Si isn’t. Spending the day with him in Paris forces Hannah to question how well she really knows herself – and whether, sometimes, you need to go in the wrong direction to find everything you’ve been looking for…