Thursday, November 16, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Paris Secret

About The Paris Secret

• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (November 14, 2017)

In this glittering tale of forgotten treasures and long-held secrets, international bestseller Karen Swan explores one woman's journey to discovering the truth behind an abandoned apartment and a family whose mysteries may be better left undiscovered.

When high-powered fine art agent Flora Sykes is called in to assess objets d'art in a Paris apartment that has been abandoned since WWII, she is skeptical at first—until she discovers that the treasure trove of paintings is myriad…and priceless. The powerful Vermeil family to whom they belong is eager to learn more and asks Flora to trace the history of each painting.

Despite a shocking announcement that has left her own family reeling, Flora finds herself thrown into the glamorous world of the Vermeils. But she soon realizes there is more to this project than first appears. As she researches the provenance of their prize Renoir, she uncovers a scandal surrounding the painting—and a secret that goes to the very heart of the family. The fallout will place Flora in the eye of a storm that carries her from London to Vienna to the glittering coast of Provence.

Xavier Vermeil, the brusque scion of the family, is determined to separate Flora from his family's affairs in spite of their powerful attraction to one another. Just what are the secrets he is desperately trying to hide? And what price is Flora willing to pay to uncover the devastating truth…?

The Paris Secret had me from the moment I started reading. Filled with a smart and sympathetic protagonist, a touch of romance, a smidgen of history, plenty of intrigue and suspense galore."—Diane Chamberlain, internationally bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession

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Review: Ok, so I know nothing about the art world, absolutely nothing but that didn't stop me from wanting to read this book, because I'm a sucker for family dramas and some of my favorite books involve art or creative types.

It's about an apartment hidden for 73 years, which reminded me of another book I read a few years back The Perfume Collector, which had an unusual apartment as part of the plot.

I love the mixture of history and mystery. These are my two favorite genres, so combine them and I'm a happy girl.

The writing was beautiful and engaging.

A truly fabulous read

Rating: 5 flowers

About Karen Swan

Karen Swan worked as a fashion editor before moving into writing fiction. She is married with three children and lives in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the South Downs. She is the author of the novels The Summer Without You, Christmas at Claridges, and The Perfect Present.

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Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I have to admit that I too know nothing about the art world, so I'm glad to know that kind of knowledge isn't required to enjoy this book!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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