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by Adréana Robbins

eBook Paris Never Leaves You epub
  • ISBN: 0812570782
  • Author: Adréana Robbins
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Forge Books; 1st edition (August 15, 2000)
  • ePUB size: 1503 kb
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Paris Never Leaves You book.

Paris Never Leaves You book. Through her own lyrical style, reminiscent of F. As the daughter of blockbuster author Harold Robbins, Adreana Robbins's childhood was divided between glamorous Hollywood and the picturesque south of France. Like her father's works, Adreana Robbins's debut novel is an exciting page-turner, packed with exotic settings and glimpses into the lives of the wealthy and powerful.

Reading Adréana Robbins' "Paris Never Leaves You" is like taking the holiday of a lifetime to many different exciting cities and countries-while traveling in a time machine

Reading Adréana Robbins' "Paris Never Leaves You" is like taking the holiday of a lifetime to many different exciting cities and countries-while traveling in a time machine. Robbins' descriptions of Djuna and Joaquim Carlos' various surroundings, especially Paris, are so rich in detail that the reader can visualize the action taking place. Joaquim Carlos' journals are beautifully written; his character leaps off the page as the reader becomes endeared with his multi-faceted character. His journals of the '30s and '40s are particularly fascinating

ISBN 10: 0312867557 ISBN 13: 9780312867553. Publisher: Forge Books, 1999.

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Paris never leaves you. 1st ed. by Adréana Robbins. A Tom Doherty Associates book. Published 1999 by Forge in New York. Fiction, Artists, Legacies.

Paris Never Leaves You is full of fascinating characters: models, vintners, poets, and especially artists and those who fawn on them and prey on them. Their glittering world forms the backdrop for a modern-day Cinderella story. A stunned Djuna Cortez has just inherited the estate of eccentric artist Joaquim Carlos Cortez - and learned that he is her grandfather.

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Adréana Robbins is the Literary Managing Director for Bohemia Group and the founder/CEO of Cachet Literary .

Adréana Robbins is the Literary Managing Director for Bohemia Group and the founder/CEO of Cachet Literary Management. She represents screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, directors, playwrights and authors. Working closely with Bohemia Group, Adréana manages talent and develops, produces and markets projects for film and television. She is the published author of the novel "Paris Never Leaves You" and has written over 50 articles for newspapers, magazines, web content, PR, marketing and advertising copy. IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous.

Adréana Robbins, daughter of author Harold Robbins, composed this novel, which follows the story of Djuna Cortez. Narrators Lloyd James and Marguerite Gavin alternately plot her entrance into the world of the wealthy and powerful during her stay in Paris. James and Gavin individually manage a full contingent of characters as the story becomes entwined around an inheritance Djuna collects. Lifestyle changes and the people and society she meets are vocally illustrated. This lengthy tale reflects Robbins's knowledge of Paris, where she spent her youth.

As the daughter of blockbuster author Harold Robbins, Adreana Robbins's childhood was divided between glamorous Hollywood and the picturesque south of France. Like her father's works, Adreana Robbins's debut novel is an exciting page-turner, packed with exotic settings and glimpses into the lives of the wealthy and powerful. Through her own lyrical style, reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald's, Robbins captures the allure of Parisian high society and uncovers generations lost in deceit and betrayal. Shortly before her twenty-first birthday, Djuna Cortez journeys to Paris to claim a mysterious legacy from a grandfather she never knew, Joaquim Carlos Cortez, a world-renowned surrealist painter. Djuna is shocked to learn that he has left her an estate that includes a winery and chateau in Loire, an apartment in Paris, and a priceless art collection, which includes his own works and those of his friends and contemporaries, Miro, Picasso, and Dali. Even more, Joaquim Carlos has made Djuna his literary executor, asking her to see to the publication of his journals. Robbins skillfully relates the parallel comings-of-age of the impressionable Djuna in contemporary Paris and the controversial, hot-blooded Joaquim Carlos in the wild Paris of the 1930s and World War II, both transformed forever by the City of Light. Setting her tale in France, Spain, Morocco, and the seductive Mediterranean, Adreana Robbins carries her readers on a passionate journey. Djuna, overwhelmed by sudden wealth and responsibility and caught up in a jet-set lifestyle, struggles with love, intrigue, and danger. Through her grandfather's journals, Djuna learns of Joaquim Carlos's own struggles: to succeed in the exciting new world of surrealist art, to overcome his obsession with physical pleasure, to survive under Nazi terror. But the greatest shocks come when Djuna uncovers the secrets of her family's painful, mysterious past. Drawing courage from the truths she learns about her family and herself, Djuna strives to recover her freedom and her sanity, and to claim her grandfather's powerful artistic legacy.
Comments: (7)
MisterMax
That the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is a truism surprisingly well borne out by this rollicking tale, as it sashays between New York, Paris and the south of France. Djuna, a name that seems to have no meaning and very little origin, fits our protagonist well. When we meet her, Djuna Cortez, a young Californian who has been studying on a budget in Paris, she is learning to enjoy the champagne, caviar and chocolate life suddenly thrust upon her by a rich grandfather that she never knew existed. Joaquim Carlos Cortez is a world-renown surrealist painter and Djuna, his designated heir, has been left millions of dollars and paintings worth millions more, plus an apartment in Paris, a winery in the Loire Valley, and Cortez’s personal handwritten journals. As we follow Djuna in her journey towards adulthood, we also get to enjoy the restaurants, art galleries, and museums of contemporary Paris while simultaneously getting a first-hand look at Joachim’s Paris and the art world of the 1930s and World War II. If you're going to Paris, the Riviera, or the Loire Valley for the first time, take this book with you.

I often read novels in bits and pieces during the several parts of my rather lengthy daily commute. When I got close to the end of this book I stopped reading so that I could start it over again when I’m on vacation, still able to enjoy the anticipatory tingle of an unknown ending. Adreana is the daughter of Harold Robbins, a best-selling author whose works (“Never Love A Stranger”, “The Dream Merchants”, “The Carpetbaggers”, et al) have sold around the world in 32 languages. This first effort shows her to be a decent chip off the old block and is very entertaining.

July 2013
Kalv
This is a very compelling novel; I could not put it down. Well done! I highly recommend it! Thank you.
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Adreana Robbin's first novel pulls you into a world of wealth and glamour, laced with disturbing secrets. Her protagonist, Djuna Cortez, discovers she is the heiress to the fortunes and unread journals of a grandfather she never personally knew, though he was a famous artist. Djuna is fascinated by the art world of pre-World War II Paris that her grandfather so elegantly describes in his journals. At the same time, Djuna finds herself on an almost magical journey, finding herself unimaginably wealthy, and married to a charming Frenchman within her first year in Paris.
Shuttling between two separate time periods can be difficult for the most seasoned writers but Adreana Robbins handles it beautifully, slowly revealing information from the past just before it is about to effect the present.
Even if you've never been to Paris before, Robbin's rich descriptive passages will transport you there. While the two stories seem to unfold at a leisurely pace, you'll find your self engrossed in the characters and the plot right from the start, as you get a sense early on that nothing is as it seems.
Lahorns Gods
I am disappointed that people would compare Adreana Robbins to the late great Harold Robbins. I was a fan of his for many years and I find this work to be a very poor imitation - a wannabe. The descriptions are longwinded. The plot development circumnavigates the globe more than the actual characters. As for the characters, they lack depth and any perception of reality. There seems to be a preoccupation for name dropping geographical locations of the rich and famous (yawn) which we have read a thousand times before in other authors' books such as Harold Robbins. The book reads like a bad soap opera. I do not recommend it.
kinder
Unfortunately, this novel has missed the mark completely. Ms. Robbins spends a tremendous amount of effort naming brands and places (although her grasp on the places is a little worrisome - people wander in Paris and see sights that are miles apart, as though they are across the street from one another), but her characters are weak, and the plot is weaker. The novel reads like a note passed in class by a 16 year old girl; it has everything except exclamation points and smiley faces. This one isn't worth the time spent to read it, and I wouldn't have finished but for the long plane flight with bad movie options.
The book also would have benefitted from a careful reading by an editor before publication. This might have eliminated sentences such as, "I was hesitant to return the preceding day to check on the princess, as I feared a repeat of the following incident." It reads even worse in context.
Binthars
This is a wonderfully intriuging story of a young woman who learns of her family's complex history after she inherits her grandfather's estate. This is a richly written work. I was so captivated by the story that I felt as though I was living in the Mediterranean, experiencing the excitement and danger that the characters faced as the story unfolded.
Ttyr
This book starts off really good and exciting, but as you read on, you'll realize that it's incredibly boring and pointless. The writer over describes the characters that it becomes unrealistic and cartoonish. The heroine, Djuna, is a miserable little girl. YES, we do know that her childhood is not exactly perfect, but is making her a real bore incredibly necessary? I don't remember a bit in the entire book that she expressed happiness and laughed. Even when she married Jean-Auguste she still acted like a miserable grump. The book needs some editing as well. I don't understand the need of using too much metaphors. Just, GET TO THE POINT! Redundants are visible in this book as well. Didn't anyone edit this book at all?
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