Saturday, March 5, 2016

"I'll See You in Paris"

Michelle Gable is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel The Paris Apartment.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, I'll See You in Paris, and reported the following:
“Stepping gingerly toward the front gate, she could almost feel Mrs. Spencer—and Pru—on the other side of it.”

Page 69 is a turning point in I’ll See You in Paris. It’s the first time the modern-day protagonist, Annie Haley, encounters the Grange—a crumbling manse once owned by the fiery, infamous Gladys Deacon, the Duchess of Marlborough. The Grange is in shambles when Annie steps foot/breaks into it, though it was just as battered 30 years before when the tempestuous Duchess stormed its grounds.

Annie is rule-abiding, sweet, and naïve, even at age twenty-two. But her quest to uncover the secrets in a small English hamlet, and those in her own life, causes her to act with mettle and defiance. On page 69, Annie trespasses onto the abandoned property for the first time. She breaks this rule and so begins the journey away from her pleasant, cloistered life.

“Annie shook her head. It’d been thirty years. Those people were long gone.”

Or were they? From page 69 onward, the ghosts of the Grange—and of Annie’s past—take hold. She is suddenly determined to yank back every hidden panel in her meticulously constructed life.
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The Page 69 Test: A Paris Apartment.

My Book, The Movie: A Paris Apartment.

--Marshal Zeringue