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The Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey

Hola amores. Do you read Historical Fictions?

Personally I love reading anything that has to do with History. I love Historical Fictions though I noticed i have read very few of them. That was why I requested The Paris Time Capsule on Netgalley.

Thank you very much Netgalley, the publishers and Ella Carey for this amazing Arc copy.

Title: Paris Time Capsule

Author: Ella Carey

Published: August 22 2016

Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia

Pages: 288

Genres: Historical Fiction


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


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

Eᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ, Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ Tʜʀɪʟʟɪɴɢ Hɪsᴛᴏʀɪᴄᴀʟ Fɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. ⁣

Cat, a photographer, engaged to a wealthy businessman Christian, receives a letter from a lawyer after her grandmother died claiming an apartment in France is hers. The original owner of the apartment, Isabela and Cat’s grandmother happen to be friends. But why leave a luxurious apartment to Cat alone? Puzzled, she travels to France to solve the paperwork… and the adventure begins. ⁣

This book revolves mainly around a mysterious apartment in Paris that has been locked up for years. This apartment is a masterpiece and the question arises as to why was it left like that?

I adore the picturesque view of France in the past and also the present. The descriptions were so mesmerising, that you could actually picture it. So serene, it was also a delight seeing how the characters were engaging throughout the book. Cat is really inquisitive and has a good sense of ethics. I love that about her. When she found all the items in the apartment was hers, she was still hellbent on finding out why the lady left the apartment to her. I also fell in love with Loic, the lady’s grandson, who became Cat’s friend and with whom they solved the puzzle together. ⁣

I was totally swept up in Isabella’s life in France during the flashbacks where we get to see the adventurous life she led. She was a super hyper character with lots of secrets that actually made the book more fascinating and intriguing. ⁣

The París Time Capsule is a Historical Fiction filled with Romance and lots of suspense. You sure don’t want to miss reading this. ⁣
Ohhh and let’s not forget the cute, fluffy romance between Cat and Loic. Definitely don’t want to miss that too 😍⁣

That’s it! Tell me what you think of this book in the comment section guys.

Ciao 💜💜💜⁣

Ella Carey


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. 

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