Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: All The Ways We Said Goodbye

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

All The Ways We Said Goodbye
Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig & Karen White
Expected publication date: January 14, 2020
The New York Times bestselling authors of The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room return with a glorious historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris’ legendary Ritz hotel.

The heiress . . .
The Resistance fighter . . .
The widow . . .
Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel


France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family’s ancestral estate, using it as their headquarters, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major’s aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. She and the dashing young officer first met during Aurelie’s debutante days in Paris. Despite their conflicting loyalties, Aurelie and Max’s friendship soon deepens into love, but betrayal will shatter them both, driving Aurelie back to Paris and the Ritz— the home of her estranged American heiress mother, with unexpected consequences.

France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite “Daisy” Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put herself and her family at risk to assist her grandmother’s Resistance efforts, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger known only as Legrand, who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy is drawn ever deeper into Legrand’s underground network, committing increasingly audacious acts of resistance for the sake of the country—and the man—she holds dear, she uncovers a devastating secret . . . one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal, and to confront at last the shocking circumstances of her own family history.

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 Andrew “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. Curious to know more about the enigmatic La Fleur, 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. . . . - from Goodreads
I love when these authors get together and collaborate on a book!  And of course, WWII historical fiction will always draw me in!

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good historical fiction. I don't read much from WWII era but I do hope you love this one.

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  2. Really looking forward to this one! Their last collaboration is one of my all time favorites.

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  3. This is one that I am really excited for too. It sounds so good!

    My CWW

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  4. Hope you enjoy it! It sounds interesting.

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  5. The cover is gorgeous and the summary very promising. Could be a good read for me as well. Thank you for sharing and happy reading.

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  6. This incorporates a huge time span, that is jammed with so many important events. Sounds really promising.

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  7. This is one that I have had my eye on as well. I hope that we both love it! :)

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  8. Whoa, I've never heard of such prolific historical fiction writers getting together to write one book. I'm not really a WWII book fan. I feel like most historical fiction is set then though. Hope you get the chance to read All the Ways We Said Goodbye when it comes out!

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  9. These three women are so wonderfully diverse and three different authors wrote this? Very cool pick Angela, it's definitely one to watch for.

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  10. This story sounds right up my alley and it features three authors I've been wanting to try. Definitely adding to my TBR!

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