Read for #LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast
I‘m purposely being vague about this book because I want the other members of this group to be surprised when they read it. I would give this WWII novel 3.5 stars. I really like how it was told from two perspectives: a grandmother and her granddaughter.
Just finished this book for #LMPBC. I don't want to go into my thoughts too much because I want the rest of my group to have a chance to read it. However, I did enjoy this historical fiction novel and am fascinated by the story that inspired it. #GroupJ @Wife @Laughterhp
@suvata I'm putting this in the mail to you tomorrow!
As we continue to pray for Paris and the devastating loss of Norte Dame I came across this list of books set in Paris on Alyson Richman‘s Facebook page ❤️❤️ One of my favorite books...
📚The Velvet Hours
🗺 Paris late 19th century
🐎 traveling by horse drawn carriage, poop and mud in the road
💕 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeAndABook @whatshesreadingnow @AmyG @Dragon @JoScho @Eggbeater @TrishB
1) ok I can‘t just choose one! The Velvet Hours, The Lost Wife, The Nightingale, and Tell The Wolves I‘m Home! Sorry 😐
2) YES!! Every day!!
3) 65 F
4) I can‘t think of anything!
5) @wordslinger42 @fandom_hellspawn99 @curiouserandcurioser
This portrait of Marthe de Florian was made in 1898 by Giovanni Boldini in Paris. The Velvet Hours is historical fiction based on Florian's life in La Belle Époque (pre WWI). Narrative alternates between then and WWII, when Marthe's granddaughter begins to visit her.
Currently reading!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
“Perspective is a tool used far too infrequently. If people had the courage to alternate their lens every now and then, the world would be a far more beautiful place.”
This was one of the first historical fiction books that I read and I fell in love with it. It is based on the true events of a Paris apartment abandoned in the 1940‘s by a woman escaping the war and undiscovered for 70 years. Definitely a reread!!
Love this book!! ❤️❤️ This author has another book coming out soon and I can‘t wait to read it!! The Secret of Clouds!
I ❤️❤️❤️ this book. I listened to this book on a girls road trip and it was awesome! The story is inspired by the true account of an abandoned apartment in Paris that has just recently been discovered after 7 decades. Google “abandoned Paris apartment” for more information. Fascinating!!! I love the authors take on the events around this story and really want this to be the “real” story behind the story. #Book10of2018
Today would be a great day to go!!! Goodness what a day!!
I hope everyone has had a great weekend 💕💕💕
2 of my all time favorites (The Velvet Hours and The Nightingale ) ❤️ The others are TBR!! This is one of my lovely bookshelves my husband got me!! #Husbandsoflitsy
This remarkable book is a fictional story based on the lives of real people and real events. It's set in 1940's Paris as the world is set to go to war. A young woman learns that she has a grandmother who‘s reputation is less than pure. As the story progresses both women begin to know one another on a deeper level and a true relationship soon blossoms. Alyson Richman has the ability to wrap her characters around your heart.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you just inspired me to order this Alyson Richman novel.
This beautiful book is told from the perspective of two women in Paris: Solange, a young budding writer in 1939 as the Nazis advance and Marthe, a “kept” woman in 1889. Marthe hardly ever leaves her apartment filled with art. When Solange meets her, the older woman skillfully tells her story. This is about war, love, loss, art, beauty, books, and the lengths we will go to protect ourselves and the ones we love. It is simply captivating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
While my family is playing a board game, I am hiding out with this gorgeous book. I am engrossed, and I may have to bring it to the table with me while I eat. This Thanksgiving season, I‘m #thankful for Litsy, and for @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for sending me this book I so wanted! #noteworthynovember
I got surprise #bookmail from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks today! Misty, I‘m seriously so excited I can hardly contain myself. After a long day it meant so much to come home to a sweet surprise. This is perfect timing because it is almost fall break and I‘ll actually have time to read it. I am lucky to have such a sweet friend on Litsy! 💜😘 thank you so much!!
These are #myfavoritebooks! Thank you for the chance to win!!! This is awesome!! 😊💕
Cam helped me finish this book late last night. It was a beautiful story, switching back and forth from a Belle Époque courtesan to her granddaughter at the beginning of wwii. Lovely writing and a sweet story, based on a piece of news that an apartment was left untouched for 70 years, full of Belle Époque art and discovered in the last 10 years ❤️
After weeks of freezing up with anxiety I finally got my application together and submitted for grad school! I'm applying for my Masters in library science so that I can achieve my dream and become a librarian! :-) I sent it in super early so I probably won't hear anything for awhile, but it felt really good to overcome my anxiety and take the next step in achieving my dream! ♡ So naturally on the way home I treated myself to two new books! ;)
I loved to find out that though this story is fictional it is in fact based on real people. There was a painter Giovanni Boldini who painted Marthe de Florian and you can look up the painting that they describe in the book. (Full review on goodreads/instagram)