Hannah Bond loves books, which is why she escapes her alcoholic mother in Florida to take Jane Austen-themed tours through the British countryside. But on New Year's Eve, Hannah returns to her London flat to find her mother, Marla, with a black eye and an envelope containing the deed to an apartment in Paris, an old key, and newspaper clippings about the death of a famous writer named Andres Armand. They go to Paris to discover her great-grandma Ivy's apartment frozen in 1940, which reveals secrets about her glamorous life dancing with Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and others. Once there, they set out on a journey to figure out why she would hide her Paris identity from her family. Lost in Paris by Elizabeth Thompson is a heartwarming story that mixes history and mother-daughter bonds in a wonderful way.