I’m a fan of Karen Swan’s Christmas novels and last July purchased Summer at Tiffany’s (hanging head in shame as it’s on my bookshelf waiting to be read).
Karen’s July release this year, The Paris Secret has caught my attention … I’m reminded of the intrigue surrounding the Paris apartment of Marthe de Florian. I think it was on FB where I first saw it posted a while ago and my imagination was captured enough that I checked out Marthe’s bio and found a family history online. I thought it would make a fabulous storyline.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (14 July 2016)
Not every door should be opened . . .
Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with dust and secrets: full of priceless artworks hidden away for decades.
High-flying fine art agent Flora from London, more comfortable with the tension of a million-pound auction than a cosy candlelit dinner for two, is called in to assess these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and discover who has concealed them for so long.
Thrown in amongst the glamorous Vermeil family as they move between Paris and Antibes, Flora begins to discover that things aren’t all that they seem, while back at home her own family is recoiling from a seismic shock. The terse and brooding Xavier Vermeil seems intent on forcing Flora out of his family’s affairs – but just what is he hiding?
I love the cover. It has an ethereal quality doesn’t it? The Paris Secret has gone on my wishlist and I’m determined to read it!
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