On Sale: November 6, 2018
Featuring: Ruby Henderson Benoit; Thomas Clarke; Charlotte Dacher
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Hardcover (April 2018)
Women's Fiction Historical | Historical
For fans of Kristin Hannah’s THE NIGHTINGALE and Martha Hall
Kelly’s LILAC GIRLS, this powerful novel of fate,
resistance, and family—by the international bestselling
author of THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING and WHEN WE MEET
AGAIN—tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF
pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in
occupied Paris during the tumultuous days of World War II.
When newlywed Ruby Henderson Benoit arrives in Paris in 1939
with her French husband Marcel, she imagines strolling arm
in arm along the grand boulevards, awash in the golden
afternoon light. But war is looming on the horizon, and as
France falls to the Nazis, her marriage begins to splinter, too.
Charlotte Dacher is eleven when the Germans roll into the
French capital, their sinister swastika flags snapping in
the breeze. After the Jewish restrictions take effect and
Jews are ordered to wear the yellow star, Charlotte can’t
imagine things getting much worse. But then the mass
deportations begin, and her life is ripped forever apart.
Thomas Clarke joins the British Royal Air Force to protect
his country, but when his beloved mother dies in a German
bombing during the waning days of the Blitz, he wonders if
he’s really making a difference. Then he finds himself in
Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, and he discovers a
new reason to keep fighting—and an unexpected road home.
When fate brings them together, Ruby, Charlotte, and Thomas
must summon the courage to defy the Nazis—and to open their
own broken hearts—as they fight to survive. Rich with
historical drama and emotional depth, this is an
unforgettable story that will stay with you long after the
final page is turned.
Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss, Selection, November 2018
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