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All The Ways We Said Goodbye

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Title: All The Ways We Said Goodbye
Published by: William Morrow
Release Date: January 14, 2020
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Pages: 448
ISBN13: 978-0062931092

 

Synopsis

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. . . .

Praise & Awards

"ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE is a superbly plotted lover's knot of passion, regret, and betrayal.  Willig, Williams, and White expertly spin three narrative threads across two wars and three generations, grounding their trio of three very different heroines in the gilded luxury of the Paris Ritz-- a place where anything can happen, even a decades-deferred second chance.  Atmospheric, twisty, intriguing to the last page!"
- Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

"The Ws have done it again: ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE brilliantly interweaves the stories of three women across the Great War, the Second World War, and the 1960s with the common thread of the Ritz in Paris.  Combining meticulous research with elegant prose, the result is a captivating book of love and betrayal, loss and redemption as timeless and magnificent as the legendary Ritz itself."
- Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris