Hello again! Today it’s my turn to share my thoughts on this beautiful book as part of the Paris time Capsule blog tour.
The parcel arrived on an ordinary morning in the mailbox of her New York apartment, postmarked Paris. It was wrapped in brown paper and tied with a silk ribbon. Little did she know that the old brass key and letter it contained were about to turn her life upside down…
1940, Paris. Life is getting desperate for young Isabelle de Florian. Alone with her best friend in her Paris apartment, Isabelle knows that they must seek safety or die. For months she has been playing a dangerous game of secrets with the Nazis, trying to keep the people she loves safe. At last, she secures passage out of the city, packs her best jewels into a small suitcase and steps into the treacherous night…
New York, 2015. Photographer Cat Jordan is shocked when she receives a letter informing her that she is the sole heir of the estate of Isabelle de Florian. She was a friend of Cat’s enigmatic grandmother, who both lived in France until the Nazi occupation forced them to flee. The letter offers few details but is clear on one point: Cat must come to Paris in person.
When she arrives, Cat is enchanted by Isabelle’s beautiful apartment. But why did she leave it to a stranger? Determined to find the truth, Cat investigates her grandmother and Isabelle’s escape from Paris, and discovers that Isabelle was hunted by the Nazis in 1940. But as Cat searches through the dusty letters in the apartment, will the secret she finds change everything she knows about Isabelle and herself?
From bestselling author Ella Carey comes an utterly spellbinding novel about wartime secrets. Paris Time Capsule shows that pulling on the tiniest thread of a life can unravel everything you thought you knew, and change your world forever.
When I had the description for this book sent to me i practically jumped for joy!. I am a huge fan of historical fiction, and this book certainly did not disappoint.
Throughout this book we follow Cat’s story, a photographer who receives a letter informing her that she is heir to an estate in Paris….but before she makes any sort of decision about what to do, she has to go there in person. From this moment on, a story of love, loss, and mystery begins to unfold.
The Author has such a wonderful writing style which totally captivates you from the very beginning. The characters draw you in immediately, and you truly feel a connection to both Cat and Isabelle. I thought the storyline itself was so perfectly paced, and beautifully plotted it was without a doubt one of my favourite reads of the year. Heartwarming, captivating, and has you dreaming of Paris! An absolute delight to read.
About The Author:
Ella Carey is the international bestselling author of The Things We Don’t Say, Secret Shores, From a Paris Balcony, The House by the Lake, and Paris Time Capsule. Her books have been published in over fourteen languages, in twelve countries, and have been shortlisted for ARRA awards. A Francophile who has long been fascinated by secret histories set in Europe’s entrancing past, Ella has degrees in music, nineteenth-century women’s fiction, and modern European history. She lives in Melbourne with her two children and two Italian greyhounds who are constantly mistaken for whippets.
Ella loves to connect with her readers regularly through her facebook page and on her website.
Thank you to Sarah Hatdy for inviting me to take part in this blog tour, Ella Carey for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this beautiful story and also to Netgalley.