The Paris Winter

The Paris Winter Review

Imogen Robertson's break-out novel—a deep, dark and opulent tale of Belle Époque Paris, and the secrets and dangers hidden beneath its luxurious facade. Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris eats money. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling joys of the Belle Époque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud takes a job as companion to young, beautiful Sylvie Morel. But Sylvie has a secret: an addiction to opium. As Maud is drawn into the Morels' world of elegant luxury, their secrets become hers. Before the New Year arrives, a greater deception will plunge her into the darkness that waits beneath this glittering city of light.

Title:The Paris Winter
Edition Language:English

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  • Nicole~

    3.5/5Paris in 1909 was at its height of the Belle Époque - a period during which the city experienced a surge of hopefulness, peace and economic growth; a time when the arts rapidly developed in new ...

  • Manda Scott

    THE PARIS WINTER, BY IMOGEN ROBERTSONA long time, ago, when I was a baby crime writer trying to find a publisher for my first book (‘darling, we love the plot, but we just can’t publish lesbian ch...

  • Diane S ?

    This book started very slowly, but I love reading books set in Paris and especially during the Belle Époque time period, so that was enough for me to keep reading. I actually ended up liking all the ...

  • Jane

    Now this is a book that can pull you right into the heart of Paris, in the winter of 1909, at the height of La Belle Époque. And it’s a book with a rich, dramatic story to tell.Maud Heighton came t...

  • Kate Quinn

    Superbly atmospheric novel of bohemian Paris, and a top-flight mystery as well. The heroine, a fierce young art student, is sensitive and appealing, and her little band of friends (a Russian heiress, ...

  • Una Tiers

    This historical fiction had a slow start, picked up and then plunged into a labor to read. While I enjoyed the plot, it seemed to stop half way through....

  • Irene

    Un encanto de historia. Una novela de misterio con un punto gótico muy heavy y ambientada en una época muy bohemia. Tiene de todo, amor, intriga, aventura. Pero por encima de todo, lo mejor es la ma...

  • Barb

    This is the third novel I've read by Imogen Robertson, the other two were the first and second in her Crowther and Westerman series. I did attempt to read the third book in that series but gave up at ...

  • Liza Perrat

    This historical mystery is set in the glitzy Belle Epoque of Paris; a period when the arts flourished and many masterpieces gained recognition. Young Maud Heighton flees her small English town to take...

  • Audra (Unabridged Chick)

    Wonderfully fun. Loved so very much this portrait of female friendship, unencumbered by love triangles and other kinds of competitiveness. Robertson's evocation of art and Paris were wonderful; if I h...