A Paris Apartment - Michelle Gable

A Paris Apartment

By Michelle Gable

  • Release Date - Published: 2014-04-22
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Michelle Gable
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 210 Ratings)

A Paris Apartment Michelle Gable read online review & book description:

The New York Times Best Seller!

Now with an excerpt of Michelle's new book, I'll See You in Paris!

Bienvenue à Paris!

When April Vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "decrepit." She hears Paris. She hears escape.

Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly April's quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about discovering the story behind this charismatic woman.

It's about discovering two women, actually.

With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private diaries, April tries to uncover the many secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into Marthe's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. Having left behind in the States a cheating husband, a family crisis about to erupt, and a career she's been using as the crutch to simply get by, she feels compelled to sort out her own life too. When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over, and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment, April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finales.

Whether accompanied by croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure. Based on historical events, Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment will entertain and inspire, as readers embrace the struggles and successes of two very unforgettable women.

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Posted Reviews

  • WELL, I MUST SAY...

    3
    By uprise24
    .....That was quite a jumble! Such confusion! So many names! Such goings on! I confess, I Was hopelessly lost and couldn't wait for it to end.....sorry. I find myself unable to recommend this book. If you read, understand and enjoy this book, look me up and I'll give you five bucks🙄
  • Love it!

    5
    By Svelilla
    Una historia cautivadora. Me encantó el concepto histórico dentro de un marco de referencia actual. La recomiendo.
  • Wonderful read!

    5
    By SuSu-Asheville
    Loved this book. This book is filled with so many emotional swings. I became interested in what the vintage journals contained more than April. I felt very invested in all of the characters in this book. A great, extremely fascinating read.
  • I was captivated

    5
    By Map943
    I wholeheartedly enjoyed this novel. The characters and their stories held me captive for the entire time. I raced to finish and mourned the end. I look forward to this author's next novel, too.
  • Couldn't put it down

    4
    By Ivy91949
    Loved this book! Felt like I was walking through the streets of Paris.
  • A real gem

    5
    By Stucknut
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and found myself reading more about the characters online, looking at the paintings of Boldini etc. The author does a terrific job of weaving a story around some very interesting, real people during a fascinating time in France. Bravo!
  • Great read

    5
    By Mommymoose
    A marvelous story with wonderfully drawn characters! Love every word!
  • Ugh. Chick lit

    2
    By Scarlett Indigo
    The sample was misleading (or I should have done more research before purchase). Within a couple paragraphs after the download, the protagonist fell into a man's arms, blabla. I expected an interesting read about the Belle Époque. Wish I could get my money back . . .

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