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By Michelle Gable

ISBN-10: 1250048737

ISBN-13: 9781250048738

Book, 384 pages

Published April twenty second 2014 through 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 previous seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furnishings expert doesn't listen the phrases “dust” or “rats” or “decrepit.” She hears Paris. She hears escape.

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

It's approximately learning girls, actually.

With assistance from 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 house. As she digs into Marthe's existence, April can't aid yet take a deeper check out her personal. Having left in the back of within the States a dishonest husband, a kin drawback approximately to erupt, and a profession she's been utilizing because the crutch to easily get via, she feels pressured to deal with her personal lifestyles 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 followed via croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the current day with vivid and attractive attract. in response to old occasions, Michelle Gable's A Paris residence will entertain and encourage, as readers embody the struggles and successes of 2 very unforgettable ladies.

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He fears nothing that walks, crawls or swims. Upon his loyalty you may depend. " The subject of this conversation approached and spoke volubly for two or three minutes to his master in a language unknown to the white men. When he had finished Li Chi turned to Biggles with one of those faint, subtle smiles that they were beginning to know. "Ayert has just given me interesting news," he said smoothly. "Ten miles away, on the mainland, has come a man, a Japanese, who is not only my greatest enemy, but would give his arms to catch me alive.

Secondly, I know the country from Rangoon to Singapore, as I know my face. I know every island off the coast, although there are hundreds. I know the Indian Ocean, every current in it and every wind that blows. I even know the bed of the sea, for I have walked on it, seeking pearls. " A slight frown creased Biggles' forehead. " "Your question is reasonable. I should have told you that when the war began I returned to China to stand by the side of my honourable father. I was too late. He was dead, brutally murdered by the invading barbarians, against whom I at once resolved to wage war in my own way.

Please proceed. Knowing the East as you do, anything you say will be worth hearing. "Thank you," acknowledged Li Chi. Sitting back, with his fingers together, he went on. " Britain needs rubber. Before the war most of the rubber of commerce came from Malaya. " "That is something all the world knows," assented Biggles. "My plan is to provide Britain with rubber from Malaya," said Li Chi blandly. Biggles waited for a moment. " "I have not forgotten. " Li Chi smiled. " "I see," murmured Biggles thoughtfully.

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