"A Rather Lovely Inheritance" by C.A. Belmond is very lovely book! I enjoyed it "muchly." One of those books, which you don't want to end... A mostly gentle, classy read, complete with non-wealthy-at-the-beginning- heroine.
I certainly agree with a reviewer who wrote: "And this is a rather lovely book, too. Penny Nichols is a historian and researcher for a Hollywood television production company currently on the French Riveria filming a story. She is summoned to London to handle an inheritance for her English-born mother. She encounters wealth, stealth, and a rather lovely man. A sweet book with wonderful characters, riches, and love. Moving back and forth between the French riveria and London is also not too shabby a life for a struggling historian. Very enjoyable."
The author is quoted as saying (in back of the book) that: "I have a real fondness for the clever yet wistful songs, movies and theatre of the 1920s and 1930s. I love the rapid-fire, sassy bantering..."
If you too, enjoy a set-in-the-present book, which has been called: "A return to the golden age of romantic suspense!" then I suggest that you find a copy, in your library system.
And look!!!!!!! There are 3 more books, in this Series! How delightful!