A Paris Apartment, by Michelle Gable, was what I needed while I had an unexpected stay in the hospital. I never share my personal life on this level, but I just have to share how this book took me to another place other than my hospital room.
I was captivated by the characters, especially the main character, April Vogt, a continental furniture specialist, for Sotheby’s, who has the opportunity to sort through an apartment with 70 years of untouched valuables. April, who seems very put together, is actually finding the Paris apartment as an escape from the issues she has within her marriage. She finds this refuge in the journals of Marthe de Florian. I absolutely loved Marthe de Florian. As I turned the pages, I wanted April to read more of the journals. I was intrigued by her thoughts and surprised by many things documented in her journal. The journals were a page turner within a great book.
Although, this book is fictional, the characters came to life. I found myself sharing the life experiences that were shared in this book, with my young adult daughter. Not all of them, just some of them.
When I was not reading it, I was wondering what was going on and I would have to retrieve it and live vicariously through the story of love, heartache, friendship, wealth, old Paris, new Paris, fine art and scandal. The story was very unpredictable. I was taken in by life in Paris during the early 1900’s and in present day.
This book was a great escape for me. I absolutely enjoyed it!!!! This was a great debut for Michelle Gable.
Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
Don’t be afraid to be free!!!