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A Paris Apartment
A Paris Apartment | Michelle Gable
Discovering a horde of treasure after relocating to a decades-shuttered apartment in Paris, continental furniture specialist April Vogt finds a cache of letters and journals by a renowned historical courtesan whose sophisticated life compels April to reevaluate her own. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.
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Eggs
Paris Apartment | Michelle Gable
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#France #letstraveljuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Here are 3 books with a setting in Paris, France 🇫🇷

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FeatherV
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Omg this girl is my new favorite author, I‘ve started spending Saturday‘s in nature reading her novels and I‘m freaking loving it. #bookworm #loveit #newfav #nature

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Insightsintobooks
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More books I want to get this month.

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale #monthlydeals

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Eggs
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1️⃣ just finished tagged⬆️
2️⃣ a world without you, the velvet hours, come find me
3️⃣ the room on rue amelie, grand central

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Eggs
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Yet another version of the history behind the discovery of an apartment in 9th arrondissement Paris that had been locked up since before onset of WW2 — and its famous (infamous) occupant Marthe de Florian

Scochrane26 I think I‘ve read this one and liked it. Unless there‘s another one w/ same topic? 5mo
Eggs @Scochrane26 This is the 4th one I‘ve read about de Florian 5mo
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lynneamch
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Antique furniture appraiser leaves her shaky marriage in the US to catalog a Paris apartment full of 1800s treasures. Finds an unknown painting by a famous artist, salacious diaries, and a charming Frenchman. A day late for #research, but came across this today and am really enjoying the dual storylines so far. Plus, chouquettes! (pic from Serious Eats) #QuotsyFeb19 @tk-421

TheBookHippie I really loved this book. So fun. 6mo
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SilversReviews
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I enjoy her books.

My favorite was A PARIS APARTMENT.

I actually haven‘t read THE SUMMER I MET JACK.

Which ones have you read?

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dawnsworldblog
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I‘m a sucker for anything set in Paris so this immediately appealed to me. The story moves from past to present and I found both of the leading ladies to be highly engaging. Beautifully written.

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Herschelian
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This book was chosen by my book group. The concept was good and there were some fascinating facts about Victor Hugo‘s family, the artist Boldini and the life of a demimondaine in Paris of the late 1800s, but the link with the modern story seemed clumsy and over long . Finished it but wasn‘t really engaged.

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aliasNayNay
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The book winds between past and present, between two passionate women and their lives. Gable's writing is fresh and compelling, she weaves a romance and mystery into a page-turner.

Gable was inspired by the real find of Marthe de Florian‘s apartment in 2010, full of treasures untouched for seventy years. A charming read about a fascinating history and the woman behind it.

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ReadingMeagan
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After I bailed on a book yesterday I realized that I was reading something by the same authors! This book. It DID take me over a month to get through this one. I think I was expecting it to have more of a Karen Swan vibe and it didn‘t. Still an okay book. Just not something that became a “must read” for me.

SilversReviews I loved finding out about this apartment. :) Sorry it didn‘t work out for you. 1y
ReadingMeagan @SilversReviews I loved reading about the apartment. But I think the modern storyline was just a little blah for me! 1y
SilversReviews @ReadingMeagan That could be it. 1y
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Emiller
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I have not been able to concentrate enough to really read over the last weeks. I‘ve tried but nothing has held my attention. My next attempt is this book... so far so good. And it‘s set in Paris, my dream place ❤️

SilversReviews OOOO...loved this book. Have you read THE VELVET HOURS by Alyson Richman? Similar story, but different take. 2y
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MEGR
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This book captured my imagination...It takes the reader to a different time and place and alternatively leaves space for you to reflect on your own life. I couldn't wait to finish it so I could discover the whole story and am simultaneously sad because it's over. Well written and highly recommended!

Meglet I loved this book. I thought the author did a great job of making Paris (and the characters!) come alive. 2y
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MEGR
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Paris was a destination, yes, but with a thousand little journeys of its own.

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Meglet
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I loved it. I cared so much, and I understood the feelings...and the characters, they cared so much for each other, and paid attention, and understood, and took care of each other. And the food! And the antique furniture! And Paris! Paris has never been my favorite, but while reading this book, I loved it. Such a success of writing. I didn't just read this, I lived it.

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DarcysBookBlog
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This was a fascinating book, based on true people--Marthe de Florian and Giovanni Boldini. Michelle Gable weaves together an intriguing story from modern day and flashbacks to the past. 4 ⭐️

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DarcysBookBlog
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Good morning! I think I've finally settled on A Paris Apartment as my next read! I've been wanting to read this for ages, but I'd seen so many negative reviews, I was a bit leery to start it. #currentlyreading

Rachellynnwright I really loved this book! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @Rachellynnwright that's good to know! (edited) 2y
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DivineDiana
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My copy of this book has been loaned to a friend. It did not have this cover, but I thought this one was gorgeous! Based on a true story, a famous courtesan's Paris apartment is discovered unopened after seventy years. #brokedownpalace #junetunz

Cinfhen I remember hearing about this book, it's fiction though, right? Is it good? Should I read it??? (edited) 2y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Yes, this book is fiction, although the discovered Paris apartment and the woman who owned it are real. An enjoyable light read. Art, romance, history, Paris! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, that sounds good! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Nipple Chandeliers at Follies Bergere #whoknew? Also intriguing story of history, art, and how our past shapes us.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I like this author's way with words: "It was not an altogether terrible experience, and there was a pleasant ninety-second slice of time somewhere amongst the grunting."
#bawdy

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Bought new pillows and sheets. My bed feels so luxurious I can't wait to snuggle in with a good book. #wildsaturdaynight #inbedby9pm

EvieBee I feel like bed clothes are the ultimate luxury! Love treating myself to goodies like that. Enjoy! 2y
LeslieO Agree, @EvieBee84. I'm about to order a set a Parachute sheets. I've heard such good things! Expensive but I think it will be worth it. 2y
LeslieO And I love a book with Paris in the title! Stacking this one. 2y
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EvieBee @LeslieO Nice! I've been wanting a navy set for a nautical element. Enjoy! 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @EvieBee84 @LeslieO I've never spent so much on sheets. 1000 thread count, it's like O checked in to a resort. P 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @EvieBee84 @LeslieO ^P.S. Book is quite good. Loving all the descriptions of antiques and art. 2y
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Tinethereader
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It's been ages since I last posted here. How are you? 🙂

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"He did just spell out the particulars of an incestuous menage a trois in the same breath he used to order wine."
Wow. The things you learn when reading. #itsfrench

Cinfhen Great photo 💚 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Cinfhen Great cocktail. St Germain martini. 1oz St Germain 1oz Gin 1oz Dry Vermouth 1/2oz Key Lime Juice Shake and Strain. Garnish w/ mint. 2y
Cinfhen Thanks, cheers 🥂🍴🍾🍸 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Partly because I'm loving making collages & partly because of busy Sat; made my #AprilTBR yesterday. Then I popped in to library to get audio CD(Killed at the Whim of a Hat) for the old vehicle cause Bluetooth connector thingy quit working. Spotted beautiful cover of Paris Aparment and 'needed' as well. So now we are up 2 more. 🤓 #booknerdproblems Definitely #aprilbookshowers @RealLifeReading

Crinoline_Laphroaig Because I haven't quite got hang of pic collage and you can see the titles. I'm tagging. It's like pushing elevator button. #justbecauseIcan 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Also plan on watching Miniseries as well this month 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig When you look up and realize autocorrect changed can't to can and you don't want to delete whole mess and start over. 😔 #neededitbutton #ownyourowncrazy 2y
Donna_sBookMinute Ajax was an enjoyable read. I found it while looking for 24. 2y
Libby1 I loved The Enchanted April. 2y
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EmilyAnne
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I acquired both of these books recently and they're about the same thing! An apartment in Paris that was abandoned and left in its Belle Époque state for 70 years ? anyone have an opinion which I should start with??? Should I read the better one first? And which one is that??

DivineDiana I read A Paris Apartment and enjoyed it! Recently loaned it to a friend who told me that she is loving it! 3y
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I was surprised to learn that a shuttered Paris apartment full of Belle Époque furniture and paintings belonging to Marthe de Florian really did exist. While that inspiration for the novel was interesting, the interlocking Belle Époque and contemporary tales felt a little too shallow for me and I didn't particularly care for either main character. Not a waste of time, but not great.

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outis
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Sorry - I pretty much had to post this one.... #paris

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MMFinck
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An interview with international bestselling author MIchelle Gable for the WomenWritersWomen['s]Books magazine. http://booksbywomen.org/qa-with-michelle-gable/ I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

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MMFinck
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An interview with international bestselling author MIchelle Gable for the WomenWritersWomen['s]Books magazine. http://booksbywomen.org/qa-with-michelle-gable/ I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

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MarilynPF
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The book contrasted the lives of 2 women in Paris during different periods of time.The mc, April, is a furniture appraiser for auction who has the chance to get to know the woman who owned the apartment through her journals. April is changed by what she learns about life, love and Paris. Enjoyed it.

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Marjorie
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A delightful read with twists and turns that I devoured in a day and a half. I was left wanting more!

SaraFair I love almost anything with Paris in the title! 3y
Marjorie @SaraFair - so do I!!! 3y
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MMFinck
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Loved the chapters from the past especially. Very good.

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I loved this! Fascinating look at the auction industry, mysterious apartment, swoonable French setting--everything here makes it a winner.

MarilynPF I love books about Paris! 3y
Bethanychaseauthor Then you'd like this one! Lots of atmosphere and a Parisian historical mystery besides. 3y
DivineDiana Enjoyed the story and loved the glimpse into the world of fine antiques. Historical references encouraged me to purchase another book to learn more! 3y
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