All the Ways We Said Goodbye

A Novel of the Ritz Paris

Beatriz Williams and Others
    • 4.3 • 386 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

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. . . .

Fiction & Literature
January 14
William Morrow

Customer Reviews

No No Nannette ,

All the ways we said goodbye

I really like these three authors, but they really need to pop a little more “lightness and hope” in their stories.

Seriouslynot? ,

So very boring.

Nothing about the book was worth the $2 I spent on the book. Characters were insipid, dull and disjointed lay written. Never bothered to finish the last 2/3rd’s of the book.

Kassidytrickett ,

Romance, mystery and sorrow

This book was a good mix of romance, mystery and sorrow. It started out pretty slow in the beginning but once you get about 60% in, you really start to put all the pieces together. I did end up having to use an online family tree charting tool because I couldn’t keep track of all the different characters and how they were connected.
The different accents on the audiobook definitely helped me keep track of who was who though.

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