All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Karen White audiobook

All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris

By Beatriz Williams , Lauren Willig , and Karen White
Read by Helen Sadler , Nicola Barber , and Saskia Maarleveld

HarperAudio 9780062931092

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780062983879

  • ISBN: 9780062983879

Runtime: 14.28 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A January 2020 LibraryReads Pick

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. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sweeping historical novel about the strength of women who find themselves in impossible situations.” PopSugar
“Well-researched and cohesively written, this historical novel reflects the strength of these women as they struggle to survive during turbulent times.” Orange County Register
“Three spectacular narrators perform this captivating adventure with Paris’ Ritz hotel at its center…Nicola Barber is properly English as Babs; her composed, even tones during the day contrast with the slurred words of her drunken nights. Saskia Maarleveld’s Daisy has a soft, wavering voice, which is replaced by seductive and playful tones as she finds her footing in various missions. Helen Sadler depicts Aurelie’s pride in a confident and unwavering timbre.” AudioFile
“An inherently fascinating, multigenerational read from beginning to end.” Midwest Book Review
“Full of heart and intrigue…Captures women’s perseverance and how history connects us all.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Karen White

Author Bio: Karen White

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks of all genres since 1999. Honored to be included in AudioFile’s Best Voices, she’s also a four-time Audie Finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and Library Journal starred reviews.

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Author Bio: Beatriz Williams

Author Bio: Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of The Summer Wives, A Hundred Summers, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Certain Age, and other novels. A native of Seattle, she graduated from Stanford University and earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University, then spent several years in New York and London as a corporate strategy consultant before pursuing her passion for historical fiction. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

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Author Bio: Lauren Willig

Author Bio: Lauren Willig

Lauren Willig received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, writing full time.

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Author Bio: Karen White

Author Bio: Karen White

Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and currently writes what she refers to as “grit lit”—Southern women’s fiction—and has also expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a graduate of the American School in London and has a BS in management from Tulane University. When not writing, she spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking. She has two grown children and currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two spoiled Havanese dogs.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English