The Paris Key

The Paris Key

Paperback - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York :, New American Library,, 2015
ISBN: 9780451473691
Branch Call Number: FIC BLA
Characteristics: viii, 358 pages ; 21 cm

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vip37
Oct 11, 2017

Silly and predictable.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Feb 19, 2017

This is a charming book about an American moving to Paris to take over her uncle's locksmith business. Genevieve moves to the Village Saint Paul and immediately becomes a part of the community, almost unwillingly. The book takes place across three time periods; Genevieve's move to Paris after her divorce, Genevieve's visit to Paris as a fourteen year old after her mother's death, and her mother's journey to France in the 1980's. The vivid cast of characters in Village Saint Paul are the best part of the book.

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1_Great_Book
Dec 21, 2015

Excellent story! What a girl, that Geneviève! Original too - never have I read a story about a woman locksmith and the catacombs, but the imagery about a key to the heart is strong throughout. Highly recommend.

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