The small green chest was concealed at the back of her father’s wardrobe. Its hinges were made of brass that must once have shone, but now the surface was roughened and dull. As she opened the lock, there was only one thing inside: a letter, postmarked 1895, Paris.
England, 1895. Louisa West, a young beauty from Boston, looks like she has it all: a handsome husband, she is lady of Ashworth Manor and one day she’ll be a duchess. But in truth, her life is falling apart. Louisa’s honeymoon is barely over when her husband deserts her, leaving her devastated and alone. She flees to Paris, longing to escape her grief, but finds only tragedy…
Boston, 2015. Life hasn’t been kind to Sarah West. In one year, she has lost both her parents and her marriage. After her father’s death, Sarah is sorting through his belongings when she finds a letter about her mysterious ancestor, Louisa. There have always been whispers in the family about Louisa’s suicide—from a high balcony in Paris—but as Sarah reads, she starts to question everything she was told. Desperate to leave her broken heart behind, she books a trip to Paris to find out more…
When Sarah arrives in the city of lights, the cobbled streets of Montmartre and the river Seine at twilight make her heart sing. Then, on the bookshelf of a beautiful Paris apartment, hidden inside the yellowing pages of an old novel, she finds a note about Louisa which shatters Sarah’s understanding of her family’s past. Did Louisa really throw herself from a Paris balcony? And when Sarah uncovers the truth, will it change everything about her future?
An utterly captivating and emotional historical novel from bestselling author Ella Carey that will transport you to Paris at its most glamorous. From a Paris Balcony will have fans of Rhys Bowen, Fiona Valpy and My Name is Eva totally gripped!
Readers are utterly enchanted by From a Paris Balcony:
“This book was amazing!!! Loved the story. Highly recommend. This is a book I will remember for a very long time.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A must-read!!… I never guessed the ending throughout the entire book! I didn’t want the story to end.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The setting in Paris and the mystery behind the suicide of Louisa keeps you hooked. I read this book straight through until morning.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Ms Carey has done it again, taken me on a journey back in time with heartfelt emotion, romance and drama I felt like I was back in these times… A fabulously written story… Truly, I loved this one from page one and can’t recommend it enough. Do yourself a favour and spend a few hours engrossed in this book. Thank you Ms Carey for another keeper.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A must-read. I was lost in the city of Paris… I could not put the book down as I was lost in that world and wanted to know what happened next.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A story I could not put down. Exceptional. Laced with sexual tension, plus a mystery and a present-day romance.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This author is truly an amazing writer! One by one I’m reading all of her books and I recommend you do too! You can’t help but read this in one sitting, it’s such a heart-wrenching story.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Five stars plus. Once again, I have fallen in love with the characters and the storyline. I recommend this book for a rainy-day read or a great choice to read on vacation.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐