Julia spent all her life wondering who her father is and when she finally finds out, it is too late. When handsome lawyer Edwin tells her that her father was a famous artist and he left everything to her, including his houses and his artworks, Julia leaves behind her unfulfilling job in Cambridge and a relationship that is going nowhere to move back to London to take care of her father’s estate and to find out more about him. Between the letters he wrote to her and the memories of all the people who knew him, Julia tries to create an image of the man she has been searching for all her life. And, along the way, maybe she will also find true love and her dream job.
Although I really liked Julia, my favourite character is her mother Philadelphia, a once-famous supermodel, who, despite seeming cold and selfish, comes out as a loving and humorous mother who likes to play Cupid with her daughter’s love life. Set in the world of art and fashion, this is quite an enjoyable novel with witty and likable characters, funny dialogues and romance spread throughout the pages. (NP)