All The Ways We Said Goodbye

Say hello to All The Ways We Said Goodbye!

Team W (Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and I) are ridiculously excited to share our latest collaboration with you.  Sweeping from World War I France to the dark days of occupied Paris in World War II to the shenanigans at the bar of the Paris Ritz in the 1960s, we hope you fall in love with all of these characters the way we did.

Here’s the official description:

The heiress.

The Resistance fighter.

The widow.

Three women whose fates are joined by one legendary hotel.

France, 1914. When war breaks out, Aurelie de Courcelles flees the safety of the Ritz hotel and her American heiress mother to join her estranged father at their estate in Picardy, determined to defy the German invaders. But as the Germans push forward, taking the chateau as their headquarters, Aurelie’s plans are complicated by the presence of Maximilian von Sternburg, once a friend, now aide de camp to the despised German commandant. Caught between loyalty and love, which will she betray?

France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Daisy Villon remains in Paris with her husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put her family at risk, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy commits increasingly audacious acts of espionage she uncovers a devastating secret…one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal.

France, 1964. For Barbara “Babs” Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur. On Kit’s death, American lawyer Drew Bowdoin appears at her door. Hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as “La Fleur,” the investigation has led to Kit Langford. Babs joins Drew in his search, a journey of discovery that that takes them to Paris and the Ritz—and to unexpected places of the heart. . . .

All the Ways We Said Goodbye is coming your way on January 14th, 2020.

In the meantime, a couple of exciting things!

If you pre-order now from FoxTale Book Shoppe, the first hundred people to pre-order receive a snazzy All the Ways We Said Goodbye luggage tag with their books.  You can order in their online store at or call 770-516-9989.

There are also ARCs (advance review copies) up for grabs on Goodreads right now!  Our publisher is giving away 100 copies between now and September 8th, so head over to the Goodreads contest page for a chance to win!

More about All the Ways We Said Goodbye coming soon….


  1. Christine on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE! It’s been a really busy summer and a super rough week, but this is fantastic news!

  2. Tara on August 24, 2019 at 4:57 am

    What a title! Slightly reminiscent of the song, “Everytime We Say Good Time.” Best sang by Sammy Davis Jr.

  3. Rachel Adrianna on August 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    So darn excited for this! Congrats Team W!

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