by Ella Carey
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: 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.
Kritters Thoughts: Cat Jordan is a photographer in New York and yes she wants to be a photographer, but taking photos of fancy New Yorkers and their children isn't what she really wanted to do. She is dating one of those fancy New Yorkers when she receives a mysterious package where she has inherited something as both her grandmother and mother passed away at young ages and this inheritance has passed down to her. The catch is that she has to go to Paris to sort out the inheritance.
I loved the premise of the story. The flow was a little slow, but with it being a short book it was ok. Cat was a great character, I thought she was a great narrator and I loved her no stone left unturned attitude.
My favorite part of all was the author's note that advises the reader that this book is based on a lot of truth. The apartment left abandoned and the famous author - I was so excited to find out that there was truth behind the story.
I enjoyed this one, but not completely my favorite one. It was a good read for an afternoon.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.