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Michelle Gable

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in La Jolla, CA, The United States



Member Since
May 2007

Michelle Gable is the New York Times Bestselling author of A PARIS APARTMENT, I'LL SEE YOU IN PARIS and THE BOOK OF SUMMER. Her fourth book, THE SUMMER I MET JACK, is based on the real-life romance between Jack Kennedy and Alicia Darr. It launches on 5/29/2018.

Michelle grew up in San Diego and attended The College of William & Mary, where she majored in accounting, as most aspiring writers do. After a twenty-year career in finance, Michelle now writes full-time. She lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with her husband, two daughters, and what is quickly becoming a menagerie: one cat, one bunny, and a lab/jindo mix recently rescued from the dog meat trade in Thailand.

Michelle can be reached at www.michellegable.com or on Instagram,

Average rating: 3.65 · 15,711 ratings · 2,301 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Paris Apartment

3.64 avg rating — 10,831 ratings — published 2014 — 15 editions
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I'll See You in Paris

3.65 avg rating — 2,597 ratings — published 2016 — 17 editions
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The Book of Summer

3.61 avg rating — 1,485 ratings — published 2017 — 14 editions
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The Summer I Met Jack

3.94 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Spring/Summer 2017 St. Mart...

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A Paris All Your Own: Bests...

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Summer Literary Tea: Michelle Gable
Author appearance, June 30, 2018 02:30PM
Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA, US

Michelle Gable discusses and signs copies of her new novel The Summer I Met Jack ...more

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Sex and the City and Us by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
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I loved Sex and the City (still do!) so was excited to listen to this. Although it revealed very little that I didn't already know, it was a delicious romp down memory lane and I loved reliving the various scenes, characters, and, of course, outfits! ...more
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All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
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I've long been a fan of Adriana Trigiani and when one trade review compared my latest book to this one, naturally I had to pick it up! And I must say, I greatly appreciate the compliment. This book is about the affair between Loretta Young and Clark ...more
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The Locals by Jonathan  Dee
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It's hard to go wrong with Jonathan Dee. Somehow he's able to weave a LOT of viewpoints, comprised of not necessarily sympathetic characters, into a captivating plot. In this he takes on the post-9/11 world, and the ensuing real estate speculation. V ...more
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
"Loved this book! Completely exceeded my hopes and expectations. Based on the love affair between JFK and Alicia Darr Purdom Corning Clark, the author truly plunges the reader into Alicia’s ever-changing life of turmoil and through various love aff..." Read more of this review »
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
"Couldn’t decide 4.5 or 5 stars. I thought this was a perfect summer read to let go of everything on your plate and read something that didn’t take a lot of effort but wanted to keep reading. I also didn’t want to finish it because you know how it..." Read more of this review »
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
"Loved! Couldn’t put it down. Detailed very well and lots of good info.

I love a good scandal!! "
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Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Watch Me Disappear
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"The next Gone Girl" isn't my favorite genre, although there are standouts in the group, and this is definitely one of them. I was riveted from the start and the twists are completely natural to the story. This feels like it could've happened and the ...more
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Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
Next Year in Havana
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Gorgeous, lush evocative novel filled with winning characters and fascinating history. I've always wanted to know more about Cuba's history and this was the perfect vehicle. Captivating from start to finish.
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Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
Look Alive Out There
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Loved this collection of essays, sort of like a memoir in short stories. As with any in the genre, some are stronger than others. The "Jared" story was positively brilliant. I listened to this on audiobook and loved that one so much I listened twice.
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Nearly Normal by Cea Sunrise Person
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Not as compelling as her first memoir, and I'm not sure how it would be on a standalone basis, but absolutely necessary if you read (and loved) her first one. So glad I got to learn the second half of her story.
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“Life moves on, the world moves on, the seeds we plant continue to grow.”
Michelle Gable, A Paris Apartment

“– Човек наистина трябва да внимава с лудите – заяви той и потупа челото си с пръст. – Или са опасни, или са точно хората, с които искаш да общуваш.”
Michelle Gable, I'll See You in Paris

“History mattered. But it could not guarantee what might happen next.”
Michelle Gable, A Paris Apartment


July 2017- Vote for 1, One Book Wins ( we have a carry over from a previous month)

Camino Beach Camino Beach by Amanda Callendrier by Amanda Callendrier
In this poignant debut loaded with humor, heartbreak, and Southern charm, old friends road-trip their way to solving a mystery and righting a long-ago wrong.
  4 votes 40.0%

The Bungalow The Bungalow by Sarah Jio by Sarah Jio
A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting. A timeless story of enduring passion from the author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.
  2 votes 20.0%

Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline by Lisa Scottoline
The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth.
  2 votes 20.0%

Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams by Beatriz Williams
The New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel—an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rumrunners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach.
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The Book of Summer The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable by Michelle Gable
The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother s words in ways she never contemplated.
  1 vote 10.0%

Sisters One, Two, Three Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star by Nancy Star
After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.
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Jamaica Inn Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier by Daphne du Maurier
Her mother's dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman's warning echoing in her memory, Mary arrives at a dismal place to find Patience a changed woman, cowering from her overbearing husband, Joss Merlyn.
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The Whiskey Sea The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel by Ann Howard Creel

Running rum during Prohibition, she’ll risk her life—and her heart.
Motherless and destitute, Frieda Hope is determined to make a better life for herself and her sister, Bea. The girls are taken in by a kindly fisherman named Silver, and Frieda begins to feel at home on the water. When Silver sells his fishing boat to WWI veteran Sam Hicks, thinking Sam would be a fine husband for Frieda, she’s outraged. But Frieda manages to talk Sam into teaching her to repair boat engines instead, so she has a trade of her own and won’t have to marry.
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This group is where I will post the giveaways I have on my blog!
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For all you Bookstagram people to connect with other bookstagrammers! Creators account: https://www.instagram.com/devin.reads/
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Every Day Parisian is a book club for anyone with a Francophile interest. Each month a different book will be suggested.
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