New York - based photographer Cat Jordan is ready to begin a new life with her successful, button-down boyfriend. But when she learns that she's inherited the estate of a complete stranger - a woman named Isabelle de Florian - her life is turned upside down.
Cat arrives in Paris to find that she is now the owner of a perfectly preserved Belle Époque apartment in the ninth arrondissement, and that the Frenchwoman's family knew nothing about this secret estate. Amid these strange developments, Cat is left with burning questions: Who was Isabelle de Florian? And why did she leave the inheritance to Cat instead of her own family?
As Cat travels France in search of answers, she feels her grasp on her New York life starting to slip. With long-buried secrets coming to light and an attraction to Isabelle de Florian's grandson growing too intense to ignore, Cat will have to decide what to let go of, and what to claim as her own.
©2015 Ella Carey (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...
I know i am in the minority here, but I was not impressed with this book. The beginning and ending were fairly good, but everything in between slow moving. Okay to pass the time.
Story of an apartment in Paris inherited from a friend of her grandmother. A photographer from New York flies to Paris to unravel the mystery of her grandmothers life in Paris in the 1930. While figuring out the story of the apartment she learns of the lives of the circle of women who surrounded her grandmother. She also learns about what makes good marriage.
I so enjoyed this book. The ending was a total surprise. Never saw it coming.
The other wonderful part of these 2 books, is there isn't any bad language or explicit sexual content.
Will try to patiently wait for the new book coming in the fall.
A fabulous plot full of beauty, romance, suspense & mystery. The characters were realistic and the imagination behind the story was rich with detail.
The premise of this book--based on fact--is fascinating and make the book worth a listen. But the middle dragged, and it was frustrating to hear the main character treated so poorly by her New York boyfriend and his friends. She is a complete doormat for most of the book. The WWII section was perhaps not entirely realistic, but it was inventive and a satisfying conclusion.
great and entrancing story that takes you back to a magic time and era in Paris
"PARIS TIME CAPSULE"
Excellent story, about a young woman who inherits a fortune. The story has so many surprising twists and turns of events. a very good read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
"Not what I hoped"
Thought this story of the untouched apartment sounded interesting unfortunately it played a very poor second to a romance that would not be out of place in a mills and boon novel.
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