The Paris secret
In this glittering tale of forgotten treasures and long-held secrets, international bestseller Karen Swan explores one woman's journey to discovering the truth behind an abandoned apartment and a family whose mysteries may be better left undiscovered.
When high-powered fine art agent Flora Sykes is called in to assess objets d'art in a Paris apartment that has been abandoned since WWII, she is skeptical at first--until she discovers that the treasure trove of paintings is myriad...and priceless. The powerful Vermeil family to whom they belong is eager to learn more and asks Flora to trace the history of each painting.
Despite a shocking announcement that has left her own family reeling, Flora finds herself thrown into the glamorous world of the Vermeils. But she soon realizes there is more to this project than first appears. As she researches the provenance of their prize Renoir, she uncovers a scandal surrounding the painting--and a secret that goes to the very heart of the family. The fallout will place Flora in the eye of a storm that carries her from London to Vienna to the glittering coast of Provence.
Xavier Vermeil, the brusque scion of the family, is determined to separate Flora from his family's affairs in spite of their powerful attraction to one another. Just what are the secrets he is desperately trying to hide? And what price is Flora willing to pay to uncover the devastating truth...'
"The Paris Secret had me from the moment I started reading. Filled with a smart and sympathetic protagonist, a touch of romance, a smidgen of history, plenty of intrigue and suspense galore."--Diane Chamberlain, internationally bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession
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|Grouping Title||paris secret|
|Grouping Author||swan karen|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-18 04:47:12AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-17 04:43:01AM|
|author||Swan, Karen (Writer),|
|available_at_aacpl||Broadneck Library, Crofton Library, Mountain Road Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Broadneck Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction, Crofton Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction, Mountain Road Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction|
|display_description||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?|
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|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Broadneck Library, Crofton Library, Mountain Road Library|
|record_details||ils:a1411707|Large Print|Books|First HarperLuxe edition.|English|HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,||537 pages (large print) ; 23 cm|
|subject_facet||Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Large type books, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)|
|title_display||The Paris secret|
|title_full||The Paris secret [large print] / Karen Swan|
|title_short||The Paris secret|
|topic_facet||Art, Collectors and collecting, Family secrets, Man-woman relationships|