Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book ~ The Paris Apartment

I recently read a great book by the name of "The Paris Apartment" by Michelle Gable. This book was an historical fiction book, based on a true story of a Paris apartment that was closed in the 1930s during World War II and not opened again until 2010. It was discovered after the owner Marthe de Florian died, left it to her child and that child died at 91 years of age.  Then the estate discovered the apartment. 

Below is the link to view the  pictures and article regarding this wonderful apartment.

In the apartment there were paintings by the famous 19th century Italian painter, Giovanni Boldini. The story is written around a fictitious character Amy, that works for a antique broker and discovers the dairies of Marthe de Florian that owned all of these paintings and antiques in the apartment. It turns out the Mathe was the woman in the pink muslin evening dress, was his muse, and an actress at The Moulin Rouge. The book allows you to discover life in Paris during the early 1900s.

Michele Gable has another book, "I'll See You In Paris"coming in February 2016. It's about another of the paintings from the apartment. I won this book while participating in an online chat with the author and with my book club, The Book Chicks. This book is just as good, if not better than the first. Look for it in the book stores.