THE INN OF MISSED OPPORTUNITIES by Antonella Boralevi
There is a magical place in Paris where the stuff of dreams can become reality, because only we are the authors of our own happy ending.
What if you could relive just one moment in your life?
There is a secret restaurant in Paris, where the past can be recovered, relived and ultimately changed. A place where lost opportunities can be grasped, where regret does not exist. A mysterious and magical restaurant, tucked away on a side street behind the Louvre.
Those who manage to find it – and never by chance – are met by a waiter as old as a Sphinx.
His menu holds the key to happiness….on it is a list of your biggest regrets, missed opportunities.. You can pick just one, and relive that moment.
Mirella, a single 47 year old, stops in front of the banner of a Restaurant that she has been searching for. It is Paris, rue Thérèse, and it is pouring outside, but there is no turning back. She takes a deep breath and enters. Alphonse, an old waiter, has been waiting for her; her seat is ready.
The menu she is given contains a list of everything but food. She was expecting magic, but not this: on it, in impeccable handwriting, are all the memories, desires, and dreams that made her the woman she is today. Memories of remorse, disappointment, moments she would like to erase or even better, to rewrite, as if you could change the past. What if every love lost, every caress, ever kiss could be turned into a new beginning. She would like to visit them all, but she can’t. She can only choose one. That is the rule.
While the rain plays his sweet music and Paris is colored by magic, Mirella dives into her past and savors it, rewrites it, a love story, desperate to change her present.
Antonella Boralevi is the author of novels, short stories, essays, screenplays, Her bestselling novels include: Before the Wind (2004), The bright side (2007), A Life More (2010) published by Rizzoli.