At 27, Grace Monroe is an unfulfilled newly-wed with an unladylike talent for advanced mathematics. She doesn't fit anyone's expectations of a successful 1950's London socialite, least of all her own. And then there are the holes in her memory; events she can't fully remember, yet can't completely forget, which haunt her dreams at night.
So when she inherits a flat in Paris from a woman she's never met, Grace undertakes to discover not only who her mysterious benefactor is, but also to piece together events that led to her own fractured identity.
Set in Paris, New York, and Monte Carlo, in a world of fashion and high treason, this is a beautifully fragrant story which weaves through the decades from the 1920's to 1950's as well as through the hearts and histories of two extraordinary women.