By Luanne Rice
Irresistible, lengthy sought through readers, and now in paperback for the 1st time, Secrets of Paris exhibits New York Times bestselling writer Luanne Rice at her such a lot incandescent—a deeply relocating tale of real love, abiding friendship, and a as soon as ideal marriage in precarious balance.
Lydie McBride has regularly embraced existence to the fullest. but if an unthinkable tragedy moves her relatives, every little thing she believes in is shattered. Her art-historian husband, Michael, watches the fervour disappear from Lydie’s eyes and from their marriage, and hopes an project to Paris can help them reclaim a love that after appeared unassailable. however the urban of lighting fixtures holds secrets and techniques and seductions for them either, together with the mysteries of an captivating Frenchwoman with whom Michael will paintings. And Lydie’s unforeseen friendship with dramatically varied girls will let her to discover a brand new lifestyles. Will there be a spot for the fellow with whom she regularly desired to proportion that existence . . . if she will be able to locate him back?
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She wore her racing overalls and sunglasses; she gripped the wheel with wicked intensity. ” she asked, possibly wanting him to be. But he wasn’t. He was fascinated. He loved riding with her while she cranked the Volvo wagon up to 135 MPH. Seven miles down Route 112 Michael had pulled off the road and there, behind a red barn, Lydie dropped her overalls, laughing because she wore nothing under them, wanting Michael to be amused. Amusement was not what he remembered feeling. He remembered pulling her close, kissing her, feeling her shiver in the autumn air, making love to her on the cold ground.
He heard Lydie speak French, then English. Horns blared on the Avenue Montaigne. The tour boats plied the river Seine beneath their window; their spotlights shimmered across the white walls, a twinkling of pale yellow, peach, and silvery gray. “She invited me over,” Lydie said, coming toward Michael. ” “That’s great,” Michael said. He felt a mixture of things: relief, as if this new friend of Lydie’s could give to her some of the things Michael found himself increasingly unable to give, and hope.
Let’s sit down,” Patrice said. ” “Not right now,” Lydie said. ” “I think you look great,” Patrice said. They both smiled, recognizing familiar patterns of girl talk. “Tell me how you met your husband,” Patrice said. “We first met in high school. ” “No, we didn’t know each other well. I went to the convent school and he went to the boys’ school next door. I was too radical to go for him at the time. He played sports, for one thing. Basketball and soccer. ” “We both went away to college. We would run into each other in New York on vacations, but we were seeing other people.