Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Four top books for armchair travelers

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Ellen Wehle tagged four top books about adventures abroad, including:
A Paris Apartment, by Michelle Gable

Surely we’ve all had this daydream: one day the boss calls us into his office and asks us to go spend a month in Paris. For April Vogt, the offer is not only a daydream-come-true, but a much needed escape. At home, her husband is cheating on her and her personal life is coming apart. Before you can say crêpes suzette, she is on the plane.

April’s assignment is to appraise the furnishings of an apartment sealed up and abandoned during WWII. Untouched for 70 years, it’s an auctioneer’s treasure trove, packed with furniture and paintings from the Belle Epoque, but that’s not all. The apartment’s real treasure is its previous resident, the glamorous courtesan Marthe. When April discovers Marthe’s diaries, she is soon drawn into the mystery of the other woman’s life, and the secrets her apartment still holds.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: A Paris Apartment.

My Book, The Movie: A Paris Apartment.

--Marshal Zeringue