About Paris Time Capsule
Print Length: 282 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (May 26, 2015)
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 do 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 strand developments, Cat is left with burning questions: What 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.
“Ella Carey creates an almost impossibly romantic atmosphere.”–Rachel Edwards, Review of Australian Fiction
“I am so looking forward to the release of Paris Time Capsule. Ella Carey is one of the most talented writers I have ever worked with. Roll on, release day!”–Melanie Milburne, USA Today best selling author
“Everything about this book was simply magical, the vividly described backdrops, the remarkable characters, the mysteries being unraveled, the romance, everything blended to pure perfection by this author. I highly recommend this read for anyone and everyone that loves reading. It was a history lesson mixed with a large dose of mystery and a dash of romance, what more could a reader ask for!” Desere Steenberg, reader, Amazon.com
Ella Carey is a writer and a Francophile who can almost claim Paris as her second home.
She has learned French since she was five and has degrees in music, majoring in classical piano, and in arts, majoring in modern European history and nineteenth-century literature.
Writing has always been Ella’s real passion, but she has worked in various other guises. As an emerging author, Ella has had her work published in The Review of Australian Fiction.
She has traveled to France more than a dozen times and drew on her many experiences there when writing Paris Time Capsule. Ella knew straight away that the fascinating true story of the abandoned apartment was a perfect fit for her, with its blend of history; impossible, decaying romance; and mystery–not to mention Paris.
Ella released Paris Time Capsule as an indie book in 2014, and it rose to number 10 on Amazon in the US. This revised and extended edition is now released with Lake Union Publishing. A feature film screenplay version of the book is in development.
In her spare time, Ella walks her dogs along the beach, speaks her particular sort of Franglais whenever she can, reads, loves to visit art museums and collects every beautiful book on Paris that she can possibly find.
She is hard at work on her second novel, which is also set in Paris. Ella lives with her two children and two noble Italian greyhounds, which are constantly mistaken for whippets.
Connect with Ella
Ella Carey’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, September 1st: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, September 3rd: Daily Mayo
Friday, September 4th: Just One More Chapter
Monday, September 7th: Romance Novels for the Beach
Tuesday, September 8th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, September 9th: Bookchickdi
Thursday, September 10th: girlichef
Friday, September 11th: Raven Haired Girl
Monday, September 14th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, September 17th: Chick Lit Central – author guest post
Thursday, September 17th: Kahakai Kitchen
Monday, September 21st: 100 Pages a Day
Monday, September 21st: Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, September 21st: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, September 22nd: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, September 23rd: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Thursday, September 24th: The Lit Bitch
Monday, September 28th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, September 29th: The Baking Bookworm
Friday, October 30th: Books a la Mode – guest post/giveaway