‘The Paris Secret’ Opens the Door to the Fascinating World of Art [REVIEW]

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Long-buried secrets resurface when an abandoned Paris apartment is suddenly rediscovered in Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret. (Photo by Ian Whalen, Flickr)

When thieves break into an old Paris apartment, they are met with empty rooms and thick layers of dust. But as they navigate the space, they unearth something more… something far better than anything they’ve come across even in their wildest dreams. Discover what enamored them so in Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret. 


William Morrow

Flora Sykes knows fine art. In fact, she’s an expert. So when she is hired by the powerful Vermeil family to inspect an apartment that has been forgotten since World War II, she never expects to find a priceless treasure of historically significant art.

But crossing the threshold of the dusty apartment also means entering the glamorous world of the Vermeil family itself. As she researches one painting after another, Flora begins unlocking the family’s best kept secrets and inhaling more than just a breath of scandal. Suddenly, she finds herself trapped at the epicenter of the Vermeil’s glittering world, and she’s not quite sure if it is where she wants to be.

Then she meets Xavier, the handsome young Vermeil heir. The attraction between them is palpable and undeniable, and yet despite it all, he is determined to get her out of the picture. What is it that he fears she will discover? And is Flora really prepared to uncover the truth at any cost? Discover all the devastating answers in this delicious read!

As many books as I consume, it seems to become increasingly difficult to find books that captivate me from the very first page. But I must say that Karen Swan not only grabbed my attention with this book, but she nailed it to the floor and keep me enthralled throughout this yummy tale. Reading it, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the best of Sidney Sheldon and Harold Robbins. She uses all the ingredients both of those authors did so effectively: a powerful family, loads of secrets, gorgeous locations, fascinating details, dangerous lovers, and one woman caught up in the maelstrom of it all. If you’re looking for a page turner that is reminiscent of some of the most popular and beloved bestsellers of modern fiction, you won’t want to miss Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret. 

Karen Swan

Karen Swan
(Photo by Alexander James)


Karen Swan is the internationally bestselling author of The Summer Without YouChristmas at Tiffany’s, and The Perfect Present

Before she began writing fiction, she worked as a fashion editor until she gave it all up to raise three children and a puppy. Swan lives in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the South Downs.

She invites her readers to connect with her online via Facebook and Twitter.

By Karen Swan
416 pgs. William Morrow. $14.99

TLC Book Tours Tour HostPurchase The Paris Secret at one of these fine online retailers: HarperCollins, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

The Paris Secret is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

The Paris Secret Giveaway

Congratulations to Courtney Whisenant for winning a copy of The Paris Secret! 

Contest ended December 14, 2017. Stay tuned for more great ways to win!


About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

4 Responses to ‘The Paris Secret’ Opens the Door to the Fascinating World of Art [REVIEW]

  1. I love this book. This book started my obsessions with an actual abondoned apartment in Paris. I actually went there to see the building. 🙂

  2. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    Filled with juicy secrets, delicious scandals, gorgeous settings and fascinating characters, Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret is mandatory reading for fans of bestsellers by Sidney Sheldon, Harold Robbins and Danielle Steel.

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