After a bride calls off her Christmas wedding days before the ceremony, she comforts herself by taking the planned honeymoon in Paris, then finds herself navigating romance with the help of a fortuneteller and the jilted groom in the suite next door.
When Philadelphia financial analyst Isabel Lawson realizes she and fiance Neil have different life goals, they cancel the wedding amicably, and Neil suggests she take the planned honeymoon trip to Paris. Staying in a suite at one of the nicest hotels in Paris over Christmas is a dreamy treat and becomes even more fun when she meets Alec, the would-be groom next door whose fiancee abandoned him. Alec is sweet and adorable, a great partner for exploring her favorite Parisian haunts and more, and when one day they run into a fortuneteller who says she’ll marry a French aristocrat and be happy all her days, she asks Alec to take her to an upscale ball where she meets a comte who seems perfect. Yet, as wonderful as her days in Paris are, they leave her plenty of time to reflect on her two past broken engagements, so when she starts to think maybe it’s Alec she’s supposed to be with, she’s suddenly extremely confused and uneasy about her ability to find the right man. She’s always been a planner and very clear and successful on every path in her life except this one, so when everything else the fortuneteller says comes true, she begins to believe she won’t be happy unless she marries her comte. Hughes bring her signature combination of haute couture and high-society romance to Paris, adding a touch of magic and allowing us to live vicariously through Isabel as she falls in love in the most glamorous city in the world—and buys labels most women can only dream about.
A charming modern-day fairy-tale romance.