Monday, November 27, 2017

TLC Book Tour: The Paris Secret

I loved the movie Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren which is the story of a woman who sets out to retrieve the artwork her family lost during World War II. The Paris Secret by Karen Swan is a novel with a similar story line, a book I quickly devoured.

Flora Sykes is an art agent who has come upon a fantastic assortment of artistic treasures- some worth thousands (maybe millions) of dollars.  The wealthy Vermeil family owns these paintings, and as she begins to catalog these pieces and attempts to trace the trail of people who owned this art that has been locked and forgotten in an apartment for seventy-three years, she comes upon family secrets people would rather remain buried.  

The suspense of this story and the Nazi involvement was definitely enough to keep me wanting more.  I had a hard time reading slowly and found myself racing ahead, trying to find out quickly what would happen.

In addition to that story, Flora has her own family secret as her brother is struggling with something he doesn't want others to know about. And, there is also the matter of Flora's love life that adds to the story.

This is a great novel - although it's realistic fiction, there's enough World War II history thrown in that I would almost add historical fiction to the description of this book -and there's suspense.  The Paris Secret hit all my feels and I was sorry to finish it so quickly.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for my review.  All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.

Visit the HarperCollins website for more information about The Paris Secret.

1 comment:

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!