The Last Time I Saw Paris
by Lynn Sheene
The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene
A stunning debut novel of a young American woman who becomes a spy in Paris during World War II.
May 1940. Fleeing a glamorous Manhattan life built on lies, Claire Harris arrives in Paris with a romantic vision of starting anew. But she didn't anticipate the sight of Nazi soldiers marching under the Arc de Triomphe. Her plans smashed by the German occupation, the once- privileged socialite's only option is to take a job in a flower shop under the tutelage of a sophisticated Parisian florist.
In exchange for false identity papers, Claire agrees to aid the French Resistance. Despite the ever-present danger, she comes to love the enduring beauty of the City of Light, exploring it in the company of Thomas Grey, a mysterious Englishman working with the Resistance. Claire's bravery and intelligence make her a valuable operative, and slowly her values shift as she witnesses the courageous spirit of the Parisians.
But deception and betrayal force her to flee once again-this time to fight for the man she loves and what she knows is right-praying she has the heart and determination to survive long enough to one day see Paris again.
Well-written, well-researched and genuinely suspenseful
Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
"an exceptionally realistic account of the... [German] invasion of Paris... This nostalgic story will haunt me for months to come.FreshFiction.com
Well written... with excellent pacing and a heart-felt story, there is only one way to celebrate this wonderful book, and that is by giving it a Perfect 10.Romance Reviews Today
Sheene gives readers a heroine who could give Scarlett O'Hara lessons in determination and a fascinating taste of life in the City of Light during the difficult days of World War II.The Chicago Tribune
With rich detail, smooth prose and an alluring story line, author Lynn Sheene captures the sight, taste, smell, texture, sound and energy of Nazi-occupied Paris in her debut novel The Last Time I Saw Paris.Cortez Journal