Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First Chapter, First Paragraph -- A Paris Apartment

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
Sometimes, I just need to get out of my head, and nothing works better for that than reading. I sure hope this book takes me away. It's A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable. I'll be reviewing it  on Oct. 10 for FranceBookTours, so I hope you'll stop back then to see what I thought of it and to enter a
giveaway.
Here's a synopsis: A furniture specialist for Sotheby's travels to Paris to unearth treasures from an apartment that hasn't been used for 70 years. She  discovers beautiful furniture and a journal written by a courtesan from the Belle Epoque era.
Here's the intro:
She only wanted to get out of town.
When her boss sidled up and said the words "apartment," "ninth arrondisement," and "a ton of nineteenth center crap," April instantly thought: vacation. There would be work involved, but no matter, she was going to Paris. As every writer, poet, painter, and, yes, furniture assessor knew, it was the perfect place for escape. 
This seems promising. I'm just so glad the author didn't call the book "April in Paris" since that's the characters name.
 I'll be by later to see what you all are reading today.

13 comments:

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

This sounds promising. I would keep reading. I hope you enjoy it.

Mystica said...

I would also continue reading. Sounds good.

JoAnn said...

Haha, yes... April in Paris would have been too much! Sound like a good book though.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I liked the intro...I'd keep reading a bit more before deciding.

Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/top-ten-authors-ive-read-one-book-tuesday-intro/

heather said...

I liked that book.

grammajudyb said...

Sounds interesting. I look forward to your thoughts on it. Have a great week.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been curious about this book...I think I saw it on the Vine site...must check again. Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine: “SAFE KEEPING”

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I've always wanted to go to Paris!
Here's the link to my Tuesday post: Tumbleweeds.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds good; the intro pulls me in ---enjoy and thanks for joining us.

Suzie Quint said...

I love Paris. I'd read it for the nostalgia value alone.

Mine's at http://suziequint.blogspot.com/

kelley jensen said...

The book sounds delightful! Thanks for stopping by today. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Topazshell said...

I've written down the title A Paris Apartment. It sounds really good. Anxious to join the weekly meme too.

Denise said...

I'm really looking forward to this book. I followed the story, when the news broke on the discovery of the apartment.

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