From A Paris Balcony

Author: Ella Carey
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781503940505
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Heartbroken and alone, Boston art curator Sarah West is grieving the recent deaths of her parents and the end of her marriage. Ultrasensible by nature, she's determined to stay the course to get her life back on track. But fate has something else in mind. While cleaning out her father's closet, she finds a letter from the famous Parisian courtesan Marthe de Florian, dated 1895. The subject? Sarah's great-great-aunt Louisa's death. Legend has it Louisa committed suicide...but this letter implies there's more to that story. Determined to learn the truth, Sarah, against her nature, impulsively flies to Paris. There she's drawn into the world of her flatmate, the brilliant artist Laurent Chartier. As she delves deep into the glittering Belle Époque to unravel the mystery, Sarah finds that her aunt's story may offer her exactly what she needs to open up to love again. Following Sarah in the present day and Louisa in the 1890s, this moving novel spans more than a century to tell the stories of two remarkable women.

Paris Time Capsule

Author: Ella Carey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780648801306
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Cat Jordan is a vintage loving, New York photographer who is ready to begin a new life with her successful boyfriend. But when she learns she's inherited the Parisian estate of a complete stranger- a woman named Isabelle de Florian who befriended Cat's legendary grandmother during the 1930's in Paris- Cat's life is turned upside down.Cat arrives in Paris to find that she is now the owner of a perfectly preserved Belle Epoque apartment in the ninth arrondissement, and that the Frenchwoman's family knew nothing about this treasure filled secret estate. Amid these strange developments, Cat is left with burning questions: Who was Isabelle de Florian? And why did she leave her inheritance to Cat instead of her own family? As Cat travels France in search of answers, she feels her grasp on her New York life starting to slip. With long buried secrets coming to light and an attraction to Isabelle de Florian's grandson growing too intense to ignore, Cat begins to doubt everything she knew.

Balcony Stories

Author: Grace Elizabeth King
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425015344
Size: 42.81 MB
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Beyond The Horizon

Author: Ella Carey
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781542091398
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From the author of The House by the Lake comes a powerful novel of friendship during World War II, fighting for the truth, and making peace with the past. At the height of World War II, Eva Scott's dream comes true. Accepted into the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), she leaves balmy California and the man she loves for grueling training in Texas, ultimately landing at formidable Camp Davis in North Carolina. Vastly outnumbered by men and amid contempt, discrimination, and sabotage, Eva and her closest friends, the unconventional Nina and straightlaced Helena, remain loyal to their mission and to each other. They stay focused on the horizon, determined to prove themselves capable women pilots. Until a fatal mission sends Eva's dream crashing to earth . . . Now, decades later, is it possible to discover the truth about the night that changed her life? Is there any hope she'll recover all that she's lost? When Eva finds herself embroiled in the fight to get military recognition for the WASP, she's forced to confront the past, and to make a decision that could forever change her future. Thrilling and inspiring, Beyond the Horizon is a portrait of love, friendship, and valor in a time of war--and a tribute to the brave women who risked their lives for their country.

The Balcony

Author: Jane Delury
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316554669
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*Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters* A "breathtaking" (Jennifer Egan) century-spanning portrait of the inhabitants of a French village, revealing the deception, despair, love, and longing beneath the calm surface of ordinary lives. What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate-including a manor and a servants' cottage-over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her brilliant employer. An ex-courtesan shocks the servants, a Jewish couple in hiding from the Gestapo attract the curiosity of the neighbors, and a housewife begins an affair while renovating her downstairs. Rich and poor, young and old, powerful and persecuted, all of these people are seeking something: meaning, love, a new beginning, or merely survival. Throughout, cross-generational connections and troubled legacies haunt the same spaces, so that the rose garden, the forest pond, and the balcony off the manor's third floor bedroom become silent witnesses to a century of human drama. In her debut, Jane Delury writes with masterful economy and profound wisdom about growing up, growing old, marriage, infidelity, motherhood - in other words, about life - weaving a gorgeous tapestry of relationships, life-altering choices, and fleeting moments across the frame of the twentieth century. A sumptuous narrative of place that burrows deep into individual lives to reveal hidden regrets, resentments, and desires, The Balcony is brimming with compassion, natural beauty, and unmistakable humanity.

Miranda Of The Balcony

Author: Alfred Edward Woodley Mason
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465520813
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Secret Shores

Author: Ella Carey
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781542046497
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In 1946, artist Rebecca Swift’s dreams of love and a life free from convention are crashing like the waves of the Australian coast below her. And it’s into those roiling waters that she disappears. Forty-one years later, Tess Miller’s dreams are crashing, too. The once-successful New York editor has lost her most prestigious author to the handsome new golden boy of publishing. Meanwhile, she’s stuck with Edward Russell, a washed-up Australian poet writing a novel about some obscure artist named Rebecca Swift. But Tess may have underestimated Russell. His book is not only true—it’s a searing, tragic romance and a tantalizing mystery set in a circle of postwar modernists. When Tess uncovers a long-hidden secret, she’s drawn even deeper into Rebecca’s enigmatic life and death. As Rebecca’s past intertwines with the present, Tess finds herself falling for the last man she thought she’d ever be drawn to. On the way, she discovers the power of living an authentic life—and that transcendent love never really dies.