It isn’t often that I read about a modern day family of aristocrats and was both drawn to the cover of The Woman from Paris and the synopsis. I was eager to unveil the families secrets nestled in their Hampshire home. Montefiore with her pen painted an almost lyrical image of the countryside, home and characters that resided within its walls. She tells a tale of forbidden love, jealousy and secrets. She delivers a powerful message about love and family. The author held me captive and stole my heart.