French author Marc Levy explores the complex and fragile relationship between daughter and father in this mixture of light romance and comedy. Julia draws you in instantly, literally and figuratively. She is an animator with the soul of an artist and a love for travel. Levy takes special care to protect her against a sometimes cruel world, but that doesn't mean her life isn't filled with anxiety, suspense, and a balance of humor and romance.
Julia is just days away from marriage when a phone call shakes up her entire world. Her father's secretary
calls to tell her he won't be attending, which surprises her not in the least. But this time Adam Walsh has good reason not to attend one of her functions: he's dead.
She attends his funeral and the next day uncovers one last surprise her father had in store for her. This sets her off on a worldwide journey where she ultimately finds the answers to questions she's been asking for a very long time.