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Brooke Gilbert is a Tennessee native, a microbiology graduate of the University of Tennessee, and a border collie mom. She is, as you may have already guessed, a hopeless romantic and a lover of Jane Austen. When she isn’t writing, she works as a jewelry designer, an audio‐ book narrator, and a graphic designer. Her writing features characters with autoimmune disorders, some‐ thing she deals with herself. She believes it is important for these types of characters to be seen in modern literature and started writing so she could see someone like herself in literature. She is considered a medical mystery and has several rare autoimmune disorders. These disorders caused her to withdraw from Physician Assistant School, but she is happy to be pursuing her dreams of designing, creating, and writing. She thanks God for leading her heart on this new path and recites “perhaps this is the moment for which you were created” in times of doubt (Esther 4:14).







She loves watching classic films (thrillers and romantic comedies, too), reading, playing the ukulele, painting, dancing, Pilates, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends. One of her favorite quotes is from Flashdance: “When you give up on your dreams, you die.” She believes that if you’re waiting to pursue your dreams, stop waiting and start doing. Your time is now. And may you never stop being a hopeless romantic. Contrary to popular belief, it’s a very good quality. She’s still looking for her Mr. Darcy. Subscribe to connect and stay updated on her latest projects.

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Brooke Gilbert is an audiobook narrator who began writing as therapy and wanted to see someone like herself, with autoimmune disorders, represented in fiction–specifically romantic fiction. She wanted to write a novel to help women with chronic disorders, who may have low self esteem with their condition like herself, see that they were beautiful and worthy of love. Brooke has been shocked at the international response and the reviews from young women with autoimmune disorders who are thrilled to see themselves represented in the romance genre. Readers are enjoying the disability and mental health representation in the novel and relating to the main character's struggles. 


The author fell ill with several rare autoimmune disorders in Physician Assistant School and was forced to withdraw. Literature, particularly romance, saw her through some of her darkest hours. She is now happy to have found her passion for writing. This passion is something she has always been too afraid to pursue in her life until now. Brooke Gilbert is a Tennessee native, a microbiology graduate of the University of Tennessee, and a border collie mom. She is, as you may have already guessed, a hopeless romantic. The author is a lover of Jane Austen and is still looking for her own Mr. Darcy. 


Her debut novel, The Paris Soulmate, is a sweet romance novel that follows the love story of Christine and Colin as they travel through the City of Love over the course of a week. 


Reeling from the reality of turning 30 soon, Christine decides to take her bucket list trip. She has always dreamed of going back to Paris, but since being diagnosed with several rare autoimmune disorders, she never imagined she would get the chance to return. Now she finds herself on her way to the city of love with an unexpected surprise. An extremely handsome British stranger seems to have mysteriously fallen onto her path. Her "no dating policy" is no match for this attractive, cocky British stranger. Is it just a coincidence they are both traveling to the city of love at the same time? It all seems too good to be true. 


If you like clean romance novels, feel-good novels, and romantic comedy books for women, then you'll love The Paris Soulmate.  The Paris Soulmate is a sweet romance, for clean and wholesome romance, readers in a charming debut from author Brooke Gilbert. This romantic comedy is the perfect way to travel to Paris while staying in your pjs. You will laugh, cry, and fall in love with the characters. It's a beautiful literary ride.


ARC copies available at NetGalley, BookSirens, Booksprout, & StoryOrigin


If you're someone with chronic illness who wants to see themselves represented in romance, then check out Brooke Gilbert's novel, The Paris Soulmate. Visit her website and other online retailers to see yourself in fiction. If you'd like to start traveling with Christine and Colin today check out any of these retailers: Amazon, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Barnes & Nobles, Book Depository, Booktopia and more coming soon.  


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