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The Velvet Hours
The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother's treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she'll ever return. An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. As Marthe's tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path. Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother's legacy behind to save all that she loved.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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If you haven‘t read this it‘s time!! Great price for one of my all time favorite books!! Check out the link below to learn more about the Paris apartment abandoned for over 70 years! LOVe, LOVE, this book!

https://beautifulbuildings.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/time-capsule-apartment-in-pa...

#LitsyLove

Coleen_Nieto Sounds amazing!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is!! ❤️ 1mo
SamanthaMarie I just bought it!! Thank you for the recommend!!! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SamanthaMarie yay!! Let me know what you think! This one is also good! 💞 1mo
Sargar114 Thanks! Just purchased as well!!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Sargar114 awesome! I hope you love it! Let me know ❤️ 1mo
SilversReviews It is a FAB read. 4w
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#thinkpositivebepositive

Thank you Misty for this gorgeous card your daughter created- now I must read this book from my #TBR shelves!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo! Yes!! You need to read it!! ❤️ 3mo
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Eggs
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#woman #curiouscovers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I confess I am obsessed with this book and I plan to read it again - the mesmerizing story of Parisian Marthe de Florian‘s amazing life in the early 20th century 🥰

MayJasper Sounds interesting 😊 6mo
Eggs It‘s amazing @MayJasper 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Love, Love, Love this book! I‘ve used this pic several times🌹❤️

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/untouched-1940s-paris-apartment-inspir... this is an article that was the inspiration for the book!

“It‘s easy to recognize the surface of beauty. To see it with your two eyes. But the challenge to the artist is conveying the many layers underneath.”

#Paris
#LitsySpringBreak

TheKidUpstairs There was a lot of love for this one yesterday! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs yes!! I recommend it to everyone ❤️ 9mo
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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We posted the same book!! Lots of love for this one today! ❤️ 9mo
TheKidUpstairs Stacked! 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“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.”

I was so happy to #discover this author! This is one of my favorite books of all times!! ❤️❤️❤️

#InspiredNewYear

TheKidUpstairs What a thoughtful, wonderful quote. 11mo
AmyG I love this quote too. I have to see-I think I have this book? Why haven‘t I read it???? 11mo
Elizabeth2 What a lovely quote, and so very true. 💗 Stacking! #blamelitsy 11mo
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Texreader Lovely sentiment!! 11mo
Hollie I love this one!! ♥️ 11mo
Freespirit It looks like perfect reading weather! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG surely you have?!?! But it‘s unforgettable 🤷‍♀️ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Texreader thank you 💞💞 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Freespirit yes and it gone today!! ❄️🥶👏🏻 11mo
tdrosebud Such a great author and this was a great book! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud yes!!! ❤️❤️ 11mo
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Eggs
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OriginalCyn620 📚😊📚 1y
BiblioLitten The nightingale was recommended to me just yesterday! 1y
Eggs Must be a sign !! 🤗 @BiblioLitten (edited) 1y
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Eggs @OriginalCyn620 😉📚🤗 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BiblioLitten everyone should read it!!! ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Three of my favorites!! ❤️ 1y
RenePenn Haven‘t read Velvet Hours, but have read the other two and loved them! 1y
Eggs @RenePenn 👏🏻📚👏🏻🤗 1y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ...and thus, became mine as well 😘😘 1y
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I love Richman's work. She takes a real event, researches it, and then builds a beautiful story around it. This highlights a real apartment found in Paris in 2010 that had not been opened for 70 years. The people are real, there is just little known about them and Richman wove together a lovely novel giving a possibility.
#ReadingEurope2020 #france @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
#LitsyAtoZ2020

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira That reads really interesting, thanks for the highlight. 📚add for me 🙂 1y
Librarybelle Sounds good! 1y
Texreader You describe exactly why, when it‘s done well, I love historical fiction!! 1y
BarbaraBB Great review! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#AlysonRichman
#AugustAuthors

Love her!!! ❤️❤️❤️

tdrosebud ❤❤❤❤ 1y
OriginalCyn620 I‘ll have to read her one day! 1y
Pageturner1 author to add to my list. nice shelf 😉 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Pageturner1 yes!!! Thank you!! I just love my flower shadow box 🌸🌼🌺❤️ 1y
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MallenNC
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I‘ve never read Alyson Richman before. This book has a great cover. #AugustAuthors

OriginalCyn620 It does! 1y
Nute Love that cover! 1y
MallenNC @Nute It definitely makes me want to read it! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘ve GOT to read this!!! And The Lost Wide!! If I see them anywhere I‘ll get them for you!! 💗💗💗 1y
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will definitely put them in my TBR! 1y
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to:

#AUGUST AUTHORS
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today‘s Prompt: ALYSON RICHMAN

I have only read this book by Ms. Richman, and really enjoyed it.

How many books by Alyson Richman have you read?

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/y4w979pq

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read her but this cover is gorgeous! 😍 1y
SilversReviews @OriginalCyn620 This one is not romance as the title suggests. It was good. Thanks for your comment. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks LOVE!!! 💗💗💗 1y
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Eggs
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#alysonrichman #augustauthors @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

These are the Richman books I‘ve read, but there are many more!

OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read her. Which of these was your favorite? 1y
Andrew65 I‘ve not read her but the covers are calling to me! 1y
Eggs @OriginalCyn620 @Andrew65 My favorite is velvet hours. The incredible apartment where the MC lived in Paris is still there. Yes, it‘s HF!! 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#AugustAuthors Day 13: Is #AlysonRichman the author I didn‘t know I needed? Where should I begin, if ever?

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Velvet hours!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Eggs
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Some women of late 19th century Paris lived their lives in an aura of #glamour and opulence, though they retained their pasts (and loss-filled sadness) beneath the surface...
#beautifulwords
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Pretty collage! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ohhh I‘m in love with these!! 💗💗💗💗 1y
Eggs @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I ❤️ the details-like the hands * sigh 1y
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CarlieReads
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Creating my very own library sounded like such a fun project... until I realized how many books I need to unpack 😅 #bookhaul #library #homelibrary #happyplace

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Siri_reads
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction with a touch of romance. Loosely based on a true story and set in Paris it's a perfect escape from every day life.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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My boss says it‘s time for a nap 😴 What can I do?! She‘s the boss!!! @AmyG I‘m reading your lovely letter!! Congratulations to Allison 🎊🎉🎊🎉 Do you have The Velvet Hours?? 🤔

#LitsyLove
#Catsoflitsy
#Fiona

julesG My boss seems to be napping all day. If I listened to her, I'd get nothing done. 2y
AmyG Thank you! We are so happy things are working out for her in spite of Covid. And no, I do not have that book. Sweet Fiona 💕 (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @julesG yeah, I haven‘t! Just #LitsyLove and birthday cards!!! 🤣🤣 2y
UwannaPublishme Your boss has the right idea! 😁👍🏻 2y
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Siri_reads
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Started listening to this book today and I'm hooked!

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Eggs
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Day 5 #7days7books that left an indelible impression

The setting is Paris late 19th century to mid 20th century: the story of Marthe de Florian. She shines in this portrait by Giovanni Boldini; the detail is exquisite. I love the hands.
If you haven‘t done this and want to play, please join in!

JamieArc This sounds delightful! 2y
Eggs It is @JamieArc ! 2y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you Misty for all the great recommendations and books you‘ve introduced to me. Soul readers❤️🌸💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs yes we are 💗💗💗 2y
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This is a recycled picture but I love it 🌹🌹

#7days7books that changed my life...

Day 1 This book introduced me to historical fiction! It‘s a book I always recommend!! ❤️

thank you @jenniferw88 I‘ll tag @catiewithac want to play?

litenthusiast Such a good book! 2y
Eggs I will never stop thinking about this book-why am I so in love with it?!?! The Boldini portrait, the apartment, the letters.....what would my life be like without this book and your friendship???(an empty shell😭) 🌸💕🌼💕🌹 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I feel the same way ❤️❤️ The Nightingale is up today... 😭😭😭 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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OriginalCyn620 Pretty pic! 2y
SilversReviews Loved this book. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews I definitely want to read it again someday ❤️ 2y
SilversReviews Have you read A PARIS APARTMENT? Loved it. I'm featuring it today. I'll post shortly. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews no!! I‘ll be looking for your post!! 💗 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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One of my all time favorites ❤️❤️❤️ and the story behind it!

Literary_Siren Sounds super interesting!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Literary_Siren it is!! I love it ❤️ 2y
Velvetfur Oh, I think I did read something about a novel having been inspired by that gorgeous apartment! I'm glad to find what the novel was, thank you for sharing! It is stacked 😀👍 P. S. that painting 💜💜💜 2y
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cirrusrider Oooooh! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cirrusrider you should definitely read it!! And The Lost Wife!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Velvetfur it is soooo good!!! I hope you get a chance to read it!! This one is also a favorite ❤️ 2y
Velvetfur @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That one sounds really good too, thank you! 😊 2y
cirrusrider @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks adding to my tbr! 👏🏼 2y
Eggs This painting 🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs so beautiful 😍 as is the story! (edited) 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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One of my top 5 all time favorites!!! ❤️📚❤️
#settingineurope
#DearDecember

Eggs Yayy🥰 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I love this pic so I recycle it!! ❤️❤️ 2y
Eggs Of course🤗 shall I guess the other 4 of your top 5?? @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs yes!! Go for it!! 😉 2y
Eggs Okay—1: nightingale 2:something by Greg iles 3: a recent Beatriz 4: Chelsea Girls? How did I do? 🥳😂 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs you did great!! I haven‘t read Chelsea Girls yet, it‘s our February buddy read, but I know I‘ll love it!!! ❤️❤️❤️🎉🎊🥳🥳 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale is #1 ❤️ 2y
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Eggs
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#settingineurope

#deardecember

I own and love quite a few books set in Paris, but this is my favorite one ❤️💗💝💗❤️

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks who introduced me to this author & this book 🥰😍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to post the same one!! Book besties!! 😘💗😘💗 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#7days#covers

#Covercrush

#Day 3

I tag @Jee_HookedOnBookz ❤️❤️❤️

JaclynW Great cover! I want to be where she's standing! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#7days#7covers
#covercrush
Day 2

I tag @Birdsong28 💗💗

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will start tomorrow 😍😘📚📖 2y
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Laughterhp
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Received the next/last book for #LMPBC today! However, I just started The Indigo Girl, so I won‘t be starting this one anytime soon.

I don‘t think I‘m behind, I think everyone else is just ahead 😂😂

suvata Not a problem. I mailed it way early. (edited) 3y
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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast

@Laughterhp The Velvet Hours is on its way to you tomorrow morning. Enjoy!

Wife 🌹 3y
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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.

Wife 🌹 3y
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Yay! Look what came in the mail today.

#LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast

MidnightBookGirl That is a gorgeous cover!! 3y
suvata @MidnightBookGirl I have heard that it‘s a very good book as well. 3y
Wife 🌹 3y
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litenthusiast Yay! Thrilled it got there. Enjoy! 💜 3y
Eggs A fabulous read!!! 3y
suvata @Eggs Can‘t wait 😊 3y
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suvata
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Coming up in May ...
#suvataPicks #MayTBR

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litenthusiast
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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!

suvata Awesome 😎 3y
Wife Just checking, did you get Hunted in the mail? My tracking says it arrived 4/22. 🌹 3y
litenthusiast @Wife Yes, I have it! I'm so sorry. The day I tried to put it up Litsy was down, and it slipped my mind until last night. I'm sorry I didn't post it. 3y
Wife 👍🏻 I remember that Litsy has been a bit funky recently. 3y
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litenthusiast
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Starting this one tonight. I'm really looking forward to it. #LMPBC #GroupJ

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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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...

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/thoughts-april-paris/

BooknerdsLife Beautiful photo 😍😍 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife thank you!! I save it on my phone and reuse it occasionally! ❤️🌹 3y
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Eggs
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📚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

#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

JoScho 💗😚💗 3y
tammysue Good morning Sherri! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Poop and mud!! 🤣🤣 3y
Dragon Thanks for the tag @Eggs , I‘m going to have to think 🤔 about this one 😀🐉 3y
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litenthusiast
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Thank you @Wife . Received the #LMPBC #GroupJ book today. Looking forward to reading it. @suvata @Laughterhp

Wife Glad it made it! Enjoy🌹 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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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

#friYayintro

JaclynW I haven't read all of those yet! Stacked! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW they are all so good!!! ❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW she also just released a new one!!! 3y
JaclynW @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool! I will check it out! 3y
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Wife
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#LMPBC #GroupJ Just finished and am not going to review other than to give 3/5⭐️s so that I don‘t spoil it for the rest of the group. I‘m happy to have another read accomplished for my #StackAttack2019. This will be in the mail in the next couple days.

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#gigibookbox @GondorGirl
I'd want to be in late 19th century Paris, ala Alyson Richman's The Velvet Hours! Life was art, music, literature and architecture that still survives today.
Thank you for this lovely opportunity ❣️

GondorGirl Ooo! Good choice! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Eggs
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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.

Hollie I loved this book. What a gorgeous image ♥️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗 3y
Eggs @Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the hands, the fingers, the dress's shimmer 3y
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Eggs
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Currently reading!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! I‘m so glad!! I was going to send it to you for your birthday 🎂❤️ 3y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I received a gift card to Half Price Books (do you have those?) and this was in clearance! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs no I usually use thriftbooks, goodwill or amazon ☺️ 3y
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Maggie_Reads Such a good book!! Enjoy!! 3y
Eggs Thank you❣️ @Maggie_Reads 3y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks P.S. I don't need any more birthdays! I am old enough!!! Gah!!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs you are beautiful 😘❤️ 3y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are beautiful and you made my day 🌷🌷🌷🌷 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I just bought you something for your birthday and I hope you love it!! 💗 Being sick and bedbound has gotten me behind!! 3y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perhaps you just needed a peaceful break from the daily grind. Hope you're feeling much improved! Whatever you got I'm sure I will adore it😘😘😘 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs you‘re probably right 💗 3y
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#LMPBC Round 5 - #GroupJ is all set.
@suvata @Laughterhp @wife @litenthusiast

Looks like a good selection to me!

Wife Excited!🌹 3y
litenthusiast What a wonderful selection of books! I'm looking forward to reading all of these! 3y
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Historical fiction based on an apartment that was abandoned in 1940 in France when Germany was invading and not open until 2010. enjoyable.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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“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.”

#Illalwayslovethisbook

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!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorite pictures also!! #ANewChapter 3y
Littlestbookshelf That sounds interesting! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Littlestbookshelf it‘s sooo good! Another favorite by her is 3y
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tracey38 Great quote. And love those red flowers! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 thank you!! This is an older pic when my roses were blooming 🌹❤️ 3y
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks they are the perfect red rose. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 🌹❤️ When do you start your new job? 3y
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks i find out Monday the actual start date. Probably the week of thd 21st 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 awesome!! I hope you love it Tracey 🙏🏻❤️ 3y
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me, too. Thank you! ❤😘 3y
tdrosebud Alyson Richman is amazing. I'm planning to read this one this year for #LitsyAtoZ. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud she is!! Have you read her others? 3y
tdrosebud @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes, I've read The Lost Wife, The Last Van Gogh, and The Garden of Letters, which had been my favorite so far. I've got her other 3 on my shelf waiting to be read. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud I have The Garden Letters and I was iffy about getting The Last Van Gogh... I didn‘t know she had 3 more!!!!! 3y
tdrosebud @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was including The Velvet Hours in that 3, the other 2 are The Mask Carvers Son and The Rhythm of Memory. She also has another coming out this year. I think I rated The Last Van Gogh a 4/5, but I liked it the least of the 3 I've read. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tdrosebud I‘ll have to get the others!! 3y
Eggs I added this to stack a long time ago but your post makes me want it soooon 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I love it soooo much!!! And The Lost Wife!!! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love your pic! 😍😍And the flowers are so beautiful,! 3y
vkois88 Beautiful photo, as always 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs did you read The Lost Wife? 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you!!!❤️❤️🌹🌹 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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#AdventRecommends

Love this book!! ❤️❤️ This author has another book coming out soon and I can‘t wait to read it!! The Secret of Clouds!

Lovesbooks87 You always take such pretty pictures! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87 awww thank you!! 😘❤️ 3y
Andrew65 Not even heard of this one! 3y
Andrew65 @Lovesbooks87 I second that! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 thank you!!! It‘s sooooo good!! Based on a true story about an abandoned apartment in Paris for over 70 years... ❤️❤️ (edited) 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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It was #thismoment that I fell in love with historical fiction ❤️❤️❤️ Reading this book has lead me to so many other wonderful authors that have become auto buy authors for me now 💗

#FallintoReading

SaturnDoo I ❤ historical fiction. Haven't read this so adding it to my stack!!! Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking 😊 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SaturnDoo The Lost Wife is another one of my favorites by her!!! 💗💗 3y
vkois88 Such a beautiful photo ❤ As always! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you!! I save this one! It‘s one of my favorites!! 3y
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The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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A must read! This book would be an excellent choice for a book club.

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The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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#Paris #AugustIsATrip

LOVE this book!! 💗💗💗 I hope to travel to Paris one day!!

Reecaspieces Lovely photo. And love this cover 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reecaspieces thank you! 💗❤️ 3y
Hollie I love this book so much! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie 💗💗 Have you read any of her others?? 3y
vkois88 😍😍😍 3y
Hollie Just The Lost Wife, which I adored! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie love it too! I have a few others! If I ever can get to them!!! 3y
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The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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Sounds like heaven!! 😻📚 #TheVelvetHours