Letters From Paris

Letters From Paris

Paperback - 2016
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"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light. After surviving the accident that took her mother's life, Claire Broussard has worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days she feels something lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful sculpture that her great-grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II. At her grandmother's urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the centuries-old mask-making atelier where the sculpture, known only as "L'inconnue"--or the Unknown Woman--was created. With the help of a surly sculptor, Claire discovers a cache of letters that offer insight into the life of the Belle Epoque woman immortalized in the work of art. As Claire uncovers the unknown woman's tragic fate, she begins to discover secrets of her own"--
Published: New York, NY :, Berkley Books,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780451473707
0451473701
Branch Call Number: F BLA
Characteristics: viii, 368 pages ;,21 cm

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Apr 02, 2017

I liked this book, but I read it shortly after reading The Paris Key. There were too many similarities between the books: an American in Paris who doesn't know if she'll stay, quirky Parisian friends, jumps in time, protagonists with unusual professions, secretive parents. It is a quick read with charming parts.

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jenniferrabbit
Oct 23, 2016

This is not a lighthearted paranormal/mystery novel as is her earlier work, but a Romance novel alternating between modern and 19th century story lines. Blackwell's last book, "The Paris Key" is also about a young woman going to Paris and learning family secrets, which I did like. But I have to say this is the first book I ever abandoned to peek at the last chapter... and what's more read a few lines there and gave up entirely. Nice characters, intelligent writing, a higher requirement for suspension of disbelief than I could muster.

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