Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey

Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey

In the newspapers: “Parisian apartment discovered after 70 years with a priceless object inside!”

Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey

Months ago, I bought Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey. I will warn you 🙂 This book is a real “page turner” and gave me a lot of reading pleasures. I couldn’t put it down…

Goodreads synopsis

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.

My review

Imagine…you came home after a busy work day and found an envelop with a key in it and a letter of a solicitor. My imagination went crazy 🙂 when I read the first chapter, because of the true story on which this story is based.

“Paris Time Capsule” is the debut of Francophile author Ella Carey.

It’s a lovely idea to read about a discovered apartment in Paris filled with mysteries and history which is based on a true story. The story is a perfect combination of mystery and romance.

The characters were very well created by Ella Carey. She described her characters very well and I would have liked to take the journey after the discovering of the apartment with Cat. Paris, the Provence, two of my favorite parts of France, are the decors, so I was really content with it!

Ella Carey described the apartment so lively, so it was easy to picture when Cat entered the apartment that was not only full of dust and cobwebs but also full of treasures.

I was very curious about the develop of the choice that Cat had to make. I will not give away much of this, because that’s one of the mysteries of this story.

Why did Isabelle de Florian leave her apartment and never returned? Why was everything left to Cat and not to her own family? Was she really content with her life in New York and her engagement with Christian?

Between the lines I could fell the love for France of the writer. She described Paris so beautiful that I feels like I walk there along the Seine. Or I can feel the sun when the journey goes further in Provence.

Conclusion

But this story raises many questions. Ella Carey did a great job by writing this novel. It aroused my curiosity which decision Cat would really make. I treasured the hours that I read the book with a cup of tea and indulging in this story. I just couldn’t put it down. From the first page, the author takes you with the protagonist on the search.

The end of the story was completely surprising. I find it very resourceful of the writer and the more I think about it – the reason why the apartment has not been inhabited for 70 years, the more convinced I become of it, it could have happened …

One thing is for sure … this we will never know for sure.

This is a book that you should not miss reading and that’s why I highly recommend it!

Will you read this book?

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