Art provides the perfect background for fictional narrative — a literal canvas that sparks the imagination. Call this fan fiction for the art brigade. The Paris Secret, Karen Swan
Flora Sykes, a young fine-art agent, discovers a treasure trove of art in a Paris apartment that has been locked since 1943. The apartment, owned by the powerful Vermeil family, also contains plenty of clues that give the talented young Brit sufficient leads to uncover the secrets of this room. This is the prolific British writer’s 10th novel: a winning blend of romance and mystery. The Blue Bath, Mary Waters-Sayer
Twenty years ago in Paris, Kat Lind, then an American student, had an intense love affair with a young British artist named Daniel Blake. Today, Kat is a mother and wife, establishing herself in London while her husband is in Hong Kong on business. When she hears that Daniel is in London and about to launch his first oneman show, curiosity and memory compel her to attend. What she finds astounds her. Girl in the Afternoon, Serena Burdick
It is 1874, and Aimée Savaray, the daughter of a bourgeois Paris family, has just had her art shown at the Salon de Paris. Now that she has established herself, she decides it is time to find her adopted brother, Henri, a young artist who disappeared from the Savaray household the day after Aimée revealed her love for him. Why Henri left is the secret at the heart of this accomplished historical novel.