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By Michelle Gable

E-book, 384 pages

Published April twenty second 2014 by way of Thomas Dunne Books

Bienvenue à Paris!

When April Vogt's boss tells her approximately an residence within the 9th arrondissement that has been came upon after being shuttered for the prior seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furnishings expert doesn't pay attention the phrases “dust” or “rats” or “decrepit.” She hears Paris. She hears escape.

Once in France, April quick learns the residence isn't really purely a few wealthy hoarder's repository. underneath the cobwebs and off perfumed air is a goldmine, and never as a result genuine gold (or painted ostrich eggs or fixed rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by means of one of many masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. after which there are letters and journals written through the very lady within the portray, Marthe de Florian. those records show that she used to be greater than a well known courtesan with enviable decolletage. unexpectedly April's quest is not any longer concerning the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that may fetch hundreds of thousands at public sale. It's approximately getting to know the tale at the back of this charismatic woman.

It's approximately gaining knowledge of girls, actually.

With the aid of a salty (and annoyingly attractive) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's deepest diaries, April attempts to discover the numerous secrets and techniques buried within the condo. As she digs into Marthe's lifestyles, April can't aid yet take a deeper inspect her personal. Having left in the back of within the States a dishonest husband, a kinfolk situation approximately to erupt, and a occupation she's been utilizing because the crutch to easily get by way of, she feels forced to tackle her personal existence too. while the issues she left effervescent again domestic start to boil over, and Parisian cuisine past flaky pâtisseries tempt her greater judgment, April is familiar with that either she and Marthe deserve chuffed finales.

Whether observed by way of croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the current day with brilliant and attractive attract. in response to ancient occasions, Michelle Gable's A Paris residence will entertain and encourage, as readers embody the struggles and successes of 2 very unforgettable girls.

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