From the internationally bestselling author of Summer at Tiffany's comes a story of love, lies and loyalty.
"I loved it ... I was caught on page one and didn't put it down until I finished it" Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House
Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with dust and secrets: full of priceless artworks hidden away for decades.
High-flying Fine Art Agent Flora from London, more comfortable with the tension of a million-pound auction than a cosy candlelit dinner for two, is called in to asses these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and just who has concealed them for so long.
Thrown in amongst the glamorous Vermeil family as they move between Paris and Antibes, Flora begins to discover that things aren't all that they seem, while back at home her own family is recoiling from a seismic shock. The terse and brooding Xavier Vermeil seems intent on forcing Flora out of his family's affairs - but just what is he hiding?
PRAISE FOR KAREN SWAN
"Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic ..." Hello!
"Hide indoors with a glass of wine and lose yourself in this" Heat
"Sheer escapism" Bella magazine
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We absolutely adored this novel, a perfect blend of drama, mystery and romance. With her vivid and colourful descriptions, author Karen Swan transports us to the perfect English garden or a grand Parisian apartment and paints living, breathing characters. The story follows Flora, a young art dealer who’s dealing with personal drama when she’s called in to appraise an unusual collection of paintings. As she does her job, she unearths a hidden family saga full of secrets and transgressions. The Paris Secret is a perfect weekend read.
The Paris secret
A great romping read, Paris,adventure and some heated romance. A must read for a girls night in!
Not my cup of tea
I usually love a quick romance with a little mystery thrown in but as much as I liked Flora, a smart girl with a great career, I felt nothing for Xavier, a 'dark prince' playboy who did nothing at all to deserve a Flora, who should have had the sense to see that he wasn't worth her time. Twenty seven year old women with high flying careers don't fall in love with rich, unemployed, French, twenty seven year old playboys, no matter how dark and broody their eyes.
Other than that I liked the detective work and the history of the family and the little twist at the end was satisfying.
I loved this book, the story is captivating and I couldn't put it down. I've now read several other of Karen Swan's books and I have enjoyed them all very much.