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.
Letters from Paris was a tissue box read for me. There is so much heart and depth and human exploration in this book. I really felt for the beautiful emotions the author explored along side the tragedies that run parallel to the journey all of the characters are on in their lives.
I really enjoyed the visual feel, the texture and the imagery the author brought to life in our statue is: Sabine and its creator as well.
I loved that this story took place in Paris because what better place to explore a journey of love and heartache than the city of love?
I thought the author did a wonderful job layering the different lives together and connecting their personal lives and their relationships to one another and creating a sense of healing in all the hurt and the pain that took place in Claire's life.
I really encourage others reading this story its a great way of finding healing in your own life. I loved, loved, loved this book.
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