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  1. says: [PDF] A Paris Apartment Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download

    Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download Free download A Paris Apartment I guess you have to rate your own book 5 stars sort of like you have to think your kids are cute

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    Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download Free download A Paris Apartment Well I'm obviously in the minority here but the only reason I stayed with this book was the Paris setting I was intrigued by a story about an appraiser of furniture for an auction house and a mysterious Paris apartment but April Vogt did not appeal to me as a character at all I found her too self absorbed for m

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    [PDF] A Paris Apartment Just really didn't like the characters which kept me from liking or caring about what happened to them Loved the premise and looked up Marthe de Florian after reading this book Such an interesting life she would have lived

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    [PDF] A Paris Apartment Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download Free download A Paris Apartment This book had a lot of potential Then it didn'tWhat Went Wrong April As usual a shitty protagonist with non existent character depth; selfish in 900 different ways and bitchy about it April is supposed to evaluate the furniture for this abando

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    [PDF] A Paris Apartment Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download I'm so disappointed in this book It sounded great the reviews seemed good and I love to read anything almost about ParisWhat went wrong? It's an intriguing idea the closed apartment full of treasures the two story lines the parrallels and mys

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    [PDF] A Paris Apartment Free download A Paris Apartment A bit of truth mixed with the imagination of a gifted author spotlights Paris past and present in this exceptional debut novel Sure to be a bestseller A PARIS APARTMENT captivated me from the first page Every character and setting is crafted with the precision of a master artistThe intriguing element of brilliantly composed 1890s Paris journal entries written by a most fascinating female character adds a layer of intrigue as the story we

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    Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable [PDF] A Paris Apartment Paris in the late 1800's​ during the Belle Epoue​ antiue furniture and paintings and journals from an apartment's original inhabitant All of these things made A PARIS APARTMENT a book that will keep you glued to the pagesWho wo

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    [PDF] A Paris Apartment Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download I was a history major as an undergrad There's a reason for that I love history in all its forms I enjoy conjecture in my history too so long as its based on evidence What I don't like however is when a fictional story is spun around someone who actually lived That's what happened hereOf course I'd heard about t

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    Free download A Paris Apartment Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable I admire any first time author who has the courage and fortitude to keep writing and get a novel any novel published so it is with mixed feelings that I must tell you I tried to look at this debut from several different viewpoints but there is no getting around my disappointmentPerhaps I had unrealistically high expecta

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    [PDF] A Paris Apartment This book was a disappointment to me I adored the concept an apartment is found in Paris that hasn't been opened for 70 years and a furniture curator from New York gets to go spend a month there going through it working with Sotheby's to put together an auction for the heirs Journals are discovered in the apartment written by the former occupant and the book is told from two points of view the owner of the thin

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Free download A Paris Apartment

Download Õ A Paris Apartment ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download Bienvenue à ParisWhen April Vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words “dust” or “rats” or “decrepit” She hears Paris She hears escapeOnce in France April uickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine and not because of the actual gold or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub First there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoue Giovanni Boldini And then there are letter. Well I m obviously in the minority here but the only reason I stayed with this book was the Paris setting I was intrigued by a story about an appraiser of furniture for an auction house and a mysterious Paris apartment but April Vogt did not appeal to me as a character at all I found her too self absorbed for my taste and her obsession with Marthe Florian seemed contrived The flashback sections provided by Marthe s journal entries held the same flatness for me I just couldn t work up the emotional involvement I would need to enjoy a book

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Download Õ A Paris Apartment ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download Husband a family crisis about to erupt and a career she's been using as the crutch to simply get by she feels compelled to sort out her own life too When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finalesWhether accompanied by croissants or champagne this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoue and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure Based on historical events Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment will entertain and inspire as readers embrace the struggles and successes of two very unforgettable wome. I was a history major as an undergrad There s a reason for that I love history in all its forms I enjoy conjecture in my history too so long as its based on evidence What I don t like however is when a fictional story is spun around someone who actually lived That s what happened hereOf course I d heard about the apartment in Paris that had been closed for 70 years and was discovered just a few years ago What an incredible find And I remembered that a valuable painting had been found there What I didn t remember however is the name of the apartment s original inhabitant nor did I remember the names of the people who examined the apartment s contents Michelle Gable did though and they re all hereonly they aren tWas Marthe de Florian truly the illegitimate daughter of Victor Hugo Did she work for the Folies Bergere Did she have an affair with Giovanni Boldini the artist who painted her Did she have an illegitimate child with the spouse of Hugo s legitimate granddaughter There was a story there in the actual apartment Did Gable have to make one up Couldn t she have imagined a different apartment a different fictional person Why be sowell lazy She s a good writer of that there is no doubt I enjoyed her writing style tremendously But I couldn t get past this issue of real people being given a false history What s the point Have all the good ideas been usedAnother uibble April the modern day protagonist is uickly attached to Marthe s story which she learns via Marthe s journals Too uickly So much so that within a day she s crying over the fact that Marthe s collections won t be treated in the way that April believes they should be I understand that April is written to be emotional to be someone who displaces her emotions to avoid dealing with the things that truly matter her crumbling marriage her mother s health so this makes sense but it s still off putting to come across her emotional instability so uickly Finally when April first beings reading the journals in her own Paris apartment she does so over wine and cheese Sorry but nobody who knows anything about rare manuscripts or late 19th century paper would ever do such a thing Cheese is oily wine can spill and stain and the paper from this era tends to be brittle It just wouldn t happenI was left wondering where Gable did her research Was she advised at all She s a good storyteller and it appears she knows turn of the century Paris history but how There were no acknowledgments of having spoken with librarians or visited research facilities I m just left with a bunch of holesMaybe is shouldn t matter so much since this is fiction But this was a real person Isn t she owed than this25 stars rounded to 3

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Download Õ A Paris Apartment ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Michelle Gable Michelle Gable · 8 Read & download S and journals written by the very woman in the painting Marthe de Florian These documents reveal that she was than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage Suddenly April's uest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction It's about discovering the story behind this charismatic womanIt's about discovering two women actuallyWith the help of a salty and annoyingly sexy Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private diaries April tries to uncover the many secrets buried in the apartment As she digs into Marthe's life April can't help but take a deeper look into her own Having left behind in the States a cheating. I m so disappointed in this book It sounded great the reviews seemed good and I love to read anything almost about ParisWhat went wrong It s an intriguing idea the closed apartment full of treasures the two story lines the parrallels and mysteries between the mother stories even the marriage angst It could have should have been a great readBut no It made me reflect on how some writers can find the exact correct word or phrase to make a story come alive how sometimes a sentence is written so well it almost hurts It s also painful when the opposite happens when the words and phrases are clunky unsuited forced The writing in this novel seems to be that of someone whose second and very new language is EnglishIt started early A character smirked constantly even though it didn t suit the personality the writer seemed to be trying to create Then other characters started to smirk and the word rapidly became a signature Characters thumped down stairs collapsed against building and used language salty and otherwise that just didn t suit them or the situation Dude BuddyAnd the last few pages so pat and trite they were unreadable Why did I Read it that is I ll never know

  • Hardcover
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  • A Paris Apartment
  • Michelle Gable
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  • 22 November 2020
  • 9781250048738