Letters from Paris From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light After surviving the accident

  • Title: Letters from Paris
  • Author: Juliet Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780451473707
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light.After surviving the accident that took her mother s life, Claire Broussard worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown But these days she feels something lacking Abruptly leaving her lucrative joFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light.After surviving the accident that took her mother s life, Claire Broussard worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown But these days she feels something lacking Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother There, she unearths a beautiful sculpture that her great grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II.At her grandmother s urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the centuries old mask making atelier where the sculpture, known only as L inconnue or the Unknown Woman was created With the help of a passionate sculptor, Claire discovers a cache of letters that offer insight into the life of the Belle Epoque woman immortalized in the work of art.As Claire uncovers the unknown woman s tragic fate, she begins to discover secrets and a new love of her own.

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    1. Letters From Paris by Juliette Blackwell is a 2016 Penguin publication.The characterizations are vivid and complex. The mystery compelling and the philosophy of art and history connects the reader to various themes such as the concept of ‘kinysugi—which treats breakage as part of history, leaving the blemish or flaw visible, not disguising it, which can be taken literally or metaphorically.The story is also quite informative and taught me a great deal about art and history, and had me Googli [...]

    2. This book is the perfect read to wrap up the summer! Who wouldn't want a last-minute getaway to Paris, even if you're just an armchair traveler? LETTERS FROM PARIS is Juliet Blackwell's second contemporary novel set in the City of Lights. In this story, her inspiration comes from the mask of L'Inconnue de la Seine, a famous work of art from the turn of the last century. It was so interesting learning about the mask! Turns out I've seen her face many times before, but didn't realize it.The story [...]

    3. I fell in love with L​ETTERS FROM PARIS the minute Claire walked into the warmth of her childhood home as she returned to take care of her dying grandmother.Claire had left Louisiana right after college for a high-paying job in Chicago, but returned because her grandmother needed her. While Claire was ​in Louisiana, she found a treasure in the attic that she remembered from her youth and a treasure that her grandmother suggested had a secret that Claire may find the answer to if she went to [...]

    4. This review and more can be found on my blog at: whatsbetterthanbooksIntelligent, mysterious, and heartwarming!This story is set in the City of Lights and takes us on a journey into the lives of three main characters. Claire, a young woman who decides to travel to Paris after her grandmother’s death to uncover the history and identity of an unexplainable piece of art; Armand, a brooding Frenchman who is trying to survive his own tragedies while also continuing the family legacy of mould making [...]

    5. A special thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful cover! Juliet Blackwell returns following The Paris Key (2015) with LETTERS FROM PARIS— a sweeping historical family saga taking readers from Chicago to Louisiana to ultimately, Paris- to uncover secrets of the past.Claire Broussardis ready to give up her life in Chicago when she receives a call regarding her sick grandmother. Claire (Chance) no longer felt like she was living the dream. She was [...]

    6. Beautiful. Intriguing. Captivating. These three words just begin to describe how I felt about this novel. The writing, the setting, and the storyline were all beautiful. The characters were intriguing. And what Claire uncovers in Paris is captivating. It is a story that holds your attention and keeps you wanting more.Claire’s life in Chicago does not give her all she desires so when her grandmother becomes ill, she goes home to Louisiana, the place she once couldn’t wait to flee. There, she [...]

    7. Sometimes I can get into chic lit which this book was. The modern day character annoyed me some of the time and I had to fast forward when she got too ponder some (Part of this was a function of the narrator and her "intimate" reading style that is what they say on the cover) However, I really enjoyed the story of the L’Inconnue de la Seine (the unknown woman of the Seine). She even has a Facebook page! That part of the story enthralled, and learning about her was the best part of the book. Th [...]

    8. It was like the author interviewed me for the lead character. I can relate to Claire. Everyone says the author nailed Paris but she nailed Louisiana as well. Makes me want to go play in Paris and soon.

    9. I picked up this book at the library thinking it would be like any other whimsical Paris romance, but it actually surprised me with its historical ties. Blackwell takes the legend of L'inconnue, a plaster mold/death-mask of an unknown woman, creates a backstory for her, and works her into the present via the heroine's search for the woman's identity. It was fun to read about mold-making and a classic Parisian legend while still reading something so lighthearted.

    10. This was on track for four stars but the modern day story got a bit cheesy toward the end. I feel this would make a good movie though

    11. Juliet Blackwell, author of The Paris Key, takes us back to that city in another atmospheric, intriguing story, Letters from Paris. It's a story of longing, and pain, and loss, wrapped up in art, sculpture, food and wine, in secrets.Claire Broussard has felt lost her whole life, as if she was left behind, with no place she felt comfortable. So, when her grandmother, Mammaw, in Louisiana, was dying, she quits her job in Chicago and goes home to the woman who raised her. There she is once again an [...]

    12. Female protagonist at loose ends in her life? Check.Brooding male love interest with a few secrets in his artistic closet? Check.Paris locale? Check.Juliet Blackwell covers all the requisites for a work of romantic women's fiction in her newest release, LETTERS FROM PARIS. She gives her readers Claire Broussard, the orphan girl raised by her grandmother after her mother died and her father proved to be an abusive alcoholic parent. Claire ran from her past, all the way from Louisiana bayou countr [...]

    13. Note there are mentions of suicides in this story.Dollycas’s ThoughtsClaire/Chance Broussard goes home to Louisiana to be with her grandmother as she lives out her last days. When she finds a broken piece of artwork in the attic. Her grandmother tells her to go to Paris. There is a story that goes with the artwork she found but she will only hear it in Paris. Soon after her grandmother passes Claire heads to Paris and the trip changes her life forevere unknown womansmhAs soon as Claire found t [...]

    14. 3.5 stars. In "Letters for Paris," Claire's dying grandmother sends her on a wild goose chase while on her death bed. Claire's grandmother says that she should go to Paris to try to figure out the mystery of a mask that had been in their family for years. What Claire doesn't know is that there may be a greater reason that Mawmaw wants Claire to go to Paris, one that will help Claire come to terms with her own past.I love a story with a family secret. This book is full of them. You have the secre [...]

    15. What a beautifully, crafted story of love, secrets, family, beauty, and freedom. Claire may have reinvented herself once before after leaving Louisiana but she found her true identity when she came to Paris. This is where with each passing day I found that Claire grew more and more into an independent woman. Where it concerned Armand, he in the beginning came off as very abrupt and a man of few words but yet I knew he was a good man. I was right. He and Claire made a good couple. The past had lo [...]

    16. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book - I only borrowed it from the library because it was available over a busy Christmas holiday, and I couldn't wait for some of my other books to arrive. I figured if nothing else, I could just listen to it halfway and abandon it once something else came in.The writing is better than I expected, detailed and vivid, a perfect recreation of writing of Paris. As cheesy - and predictable - as I found the narrative to read, it was so well done that I didn [...]

    17. Behind the mask A lovely story woven skillfully together with past and present. Claire grew up in Louisiana living with her grandmother after her mother's death in a car accident. As a child she discovered a mask of a beautiful woman in her great-grandfather's belongings and it becomes her friend during her childhood. She finds a note in the book which says "He will never let me leave alive." Captivated she heads to Paris to track down the mask maker. What she finds is poignant and beautiful.

    18. While exploring her grandmother's attic, Claire Broussard discovers an old wooden crate from Paris. Inside she finds the unforgettably lovely face of a woman, in the form of a white plaster mask. In the crate with the mask is a cryptic, mysterious letter. From her deathbed, Claire's grandmother urges her to go to Paris and promises that she will discover the answers to the secrets in her life. Claire has always felt a strong desire to go to France and she follows the counsel of her grandmother, [...]

    19. A lovely book! The present and past stories are both well-told and well-set; we the readers get to see connections that Claire and Armand in the present day can only guess at, though we know they guess right! The glimpse inside the art world of Paris late in the 19th century is intriguing, and it was great fun to learn more about the mask makers. I'd love to visit Moulange de Lombardi -- and that family place in the country!

    20. After surviving the accident that took her mother’s life, Claire Broussard worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days she feels something lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful sculpture that her great-grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II.At her grandmother’s urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the centuries old mask-making atelier where th [...]

    21. openbooksociety/article/leLetters from ParisBy Juliet BlackwellISBN#9780451473707julietblackwell/Brought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis: After surviving the accident that took her mother’s life, Claire Broussard worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days she feels something lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful sculpture that her great-grandfather sent home [...]

    22. Letters from Paris is the latest novel by Juliet Blackwell. Chance “Claire” Broussard lives in Chicago, Illinois. Claire (as she prefers to be called since leaving Louisiana) receives a call from her cousin, Jessica. Her grandmother is not well and wants to see Claire. Instead of taking a leave of absence or a few days off, Claire gives up her job, apartment, and boyfriend and heads home to Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (she has not been happy in Chicago). Her grandmother, Mammaw is very ill [...]

    23. 3.5 StarsLetters from Paris follows the journey of a woman, Claire, who travels to Paris after her grandmother's death to uncover the mystery behind the mask of a woman she's been enamoured of since childhood. In the process of searching for the identity of this mysterious woman, Claire ends up finding herself as well. I really enjoyed how the author chose to interweave Claire's story with that of the woman the mask was modelled off of. I think a lot of readers will like this book, because it ha [...]

    24. This book made me want to live in Paris! What a wonderful story about a woman whose dying grandmother made her promise to go to Paris to "find a secret". The woman, Claire, was a bit lost in life, knowing she wanted more, but having no idea what that would be or how to find it. Paris was a good place to start. The author made me fall in love with Paris all over again, with her vivid descriptions of the French people and charming cafesd the food!Part of what made Claire want to visit Paris was he [...]

    25. I was first introduced to Juliet Blackwell's writing through her Art Lover's Mystery Series and have also enjoyed her Haunted Home Renovation Mystery Series. I recently discovered that she had several stand-alone novels and decided to read one. So happy I did!I loved this novel. I usually am not a fan of novels that jump between time periods, but Blackwell weaves two mysteries, one of in the past and the other in the present, together flawlessly while also offering intriguing tidbits about art, [...]

    26. Oh my gosh, one of the best books I've ever read. I was introduced to Blackwell's writing through her paranormal cozy mysteries, and while I adore them, this book, in a different genre, hits it out of the ballpark for me. It has so many layers, and so much emotion. The overlapping storylines of Sabine and Claire come together so beautifully. The mystery of “L’Inconnue” is poignant, and the author has done a wonderful job of coming up with a possible and satisfying ending for The Unknown Wo [...]

    27. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I never really pieced the mystery together until the end. The reason for the 3 and not 4 stars was the relationship that really materializes (& seems to alter the one character instantly) out of nowhere. Yes, I believe in love. Yes, I believe it can change peopleme. Not completely. That just seemed too "perfect" for me. Otherwise, enjoyable and kept me interested.

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