Clementine’s beloved aunt has died and left her the apartment. One day Clementine finds a stranger in her apartment. Iwan claims her aunt offered him a temporary place to stay while he seeks a job at a prestigious restaurant in his first step towards becoming a chef.
The apartment also looks different, with none of Clementine’s belongings there. This is when she remembers her aunt telling her about time slips at her apartment and realises that Iwan lives in a world from seven years ago.
Back in the current time, Clementine works as a publicist for a book publisher and her company is trying to score a hot new chef.
This book starts with an intriguing premise where the character falls for someone living seven years in the past and turns it into a whimsical, touching and romantic story.
Florence grew up in her family-run funeral parlour but is now living in New York and working as a ghostwriter for bestselling romance author Ann Nichols. But she can no longer write happy-ever-afters after breaking up with boyfriend Lee.
So heading in to meet her new editor, Ben, Florence is hoping to get an extension on her deadline. But soon the manuscript is the least of her worries when her dad has a heart attack and she has to head back to her hometown – the place she left because she was made fun of because she could see and talk to ghosts.
And then Ben turns up too – a bit dazed, confused and apparently dead. Surely a romance between them won’t have a ghost of a chance?!
With an endearing and caring main character, this book was a pure delight which portrays the necessity to celebrate both life and death.