The Paris Key
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An American in Paris navigates her family’s secret past and unlocks her own future, in this emotionally evocative novel by New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell.
As a girl, Genevieve Martin spent the happiest summer of her life in Paris, learning the delicate art of locksmithing at her uncle’s side. But since then, living back in the States, she has become more private, more subdued. She has been an observer of life rather than an active participant, holding herself back from those around her, including her soon-to-be-ex-husband.
Paris never really left Genevieve, and, as her marriage crumbles, she finds herself faced with an incredible opportunity: return to the magical city of her youth to take over her late uncle’s shop. But as she absorbs all that Parisian culture has to offer, she realizes the city also holds secrets about her family that could change her forever, and that locked doors can protect you or imprison you, depending on which side of them you stand.
A balance of lightheartedness and depth!
I bought this book because it was on sale from iBooks, but I’m so pleased that I did! I’m an expat living in Europe, so I definitely related to several of the characters in the book. I thought I could predict where the story was headed at the beginning, but there were definitely some unexpected turns which kept the story from being predictable. I’ll be looking for more books by Ms. Blackwell now!