The Curator of Broken Things Trilogy

Full Trilogy

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
771 Pages
Reviewed on 10/07/2019
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Author Biography

Corine Gantz was born in France, where she spent the first twenty years of her life. She studied Contemporary Arts at the Sorbonne, and has worked in advertising and marketing in Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Her first novel, Hidden in Paris, a story of friendship, love, food and dysfunction set in the City of Light was translated to nine languages and was followed by a cookbook with all the recipes in the novel.

Her new book trilogy, The Curator of Broken Things, is a fast-paced three part novel weaving multiple viewpoints across a century and is set in Paris, Algeria, and the South of France.

Corine lives and writes near Los Angeles with her husband Joe, a documentary filmmaker. They have two very creative sons working in music and film.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

The Curator of Broken Things Trilogy: Full Trilogy by Corine Gantz is an engrossing read, to say the least. The tale of a family that explores themes of betrayal, family secrets, complex relationships, and a lot of digging into hidden truths, a story that spans a century and that features many historical elements and a setting that crosses different continents. Cassie has no love in her life since her ex-husband has gone off with a younger woman. She leaves Los Angeles and returns to her ailing father in Paris where she discovers the existence of an aunt with deep secrets. She is pulled into an adventure in which she struggles to make sense of her family’s historical fabric. Can she find love, too? The second book is set against the backdrop of WWII and Cassie is caught between the manipulations of her ex-husband and the advances of an attractive man. The third book features the challenges her parents face during WWII. With her parents in Africa, Cassie has to make the choice to finally accept love, but at the most crucial moment, the culminating piece of her family’s history comes into the story. Can she finally free herself from the burden of generations of family secrets?

This is a trilogy that is intelligently plotted, with an international setting filled with historical elements, with strong references to the Ottoman Empire, the prewar French Riviera, the World War II Allied landing in North Africa, contemporary Paris and Los Angeles. The protagonist is a woman caught between family drama and her quest for love. Cassie is a multidimensional character and the emotional part of her personality is ingeniously developed in the story. The Curator of Broken Things Trilogy is a work that will grab the attention of fans of family dramas and historical novels. It is deft. It is balanced. It is delightfully written. This is a novel plotted into different timelines and is both intriguing and suspenseful.