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Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell

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. @goodreads 


4 Stars 

Genevieve's uncle who lived in Paris passed away and since she is getting divorced from her cheating husband, Jason, she decides to go to Paris. Her cousin Catharine asks her to come over and try to sort things out.

I really loved that Genevieve went to Paris and she got to see some friends that she couldn't even remember from when she was little. She had spent time over there with her uncle Dave and his wife and he taught her all about being a locksmith!


Genevieve always wore a key around her neck as well. She really loved her time in Paris and was upset when she had to come home.


Her uncle Dave always used to say, "Remember the locksmiths' code, Genevieve. Never reveal the secrets you find behind locked doors, and never--ever!--abuse the power to open a lock."

I was confused several times because the book would go back and forth from the time Genevieve's mom visiting Paris to the time Genevieve was there now and when she was young. The thing with Genevieve's mom Angela is that she died when Genevieve was young and she wanted to learn more about her. But be careful what you wish for . . .

Genevieve also has a brother named Nick but they weren't close. He already knows about the revelations and talks to her about it. I was like, "Hello! Couldn't you have mentioned it sooner!"

As soon as Genevieve arrives in uncle Dave's home/work, the doorbell rings and it's an old friend of the family named Philippe. He was so kind and he wanted her to help him with some locks. She put him off but then decided to help, she unlocked many doors. I think it is just so cool to be able to do that with the old houses over there. Genevieve did have a nice time over there.

Genevieve met a man named Killian O'Mara. He was a very nice guy and I like to hope they get something together in the future. He took her to see the Love Locks Bridge, he wanted to take her picture there her being a locksmith and all.


Unfortunately, Genevieve had to go home and deal with all of the things with visa, etc. so she could come back. At the moment she wasn't sure she was going to come back with the revelations she found out. I mean they were big ones. But . . . Under Lock and Key had to have someone run the place and they all wanted a new locksmith in the area. ♥

I thought this book was really sweet even though, like I said, I was confused at times. I think re-reading a book like this will give a better understand the next time around.





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