Last Christmas In Paris: A Novel Of World War I by Hazel GaynorLast Christmas In Paris: A Novel Of World War I by Hazel Gaynor

Last Christmas In Paris: A Novel Of World War I

byHazel Gaynor, Heather Webb

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.

August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.

But as history tells us, it all happened so differently…

Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?

Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…

Hazel Gaynor is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home and A Memory of Violets. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Hazel now lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.Heather Webb is the acclaimed author of historical novels Becoming Josephine and Rodin’s Lover. Heather is a member of th...
Title:Last Christmas In Paris: A Novel Of World War IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062562681

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it So sweet, couldn't put it down. Felt rushed at the end thus the 4/5 stars! But still great!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it It was not one of my favourites from this author, but it was an interesting read with a very touching story.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This! Love the concept of the story written as letters and set during WW1! Could not put this one down, even cried in the end!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great historical fiction read! I loved the format of the story, being written in the form of letters between the characters. It was interesting seeing a story set during the World War that showed a woman’s point of view. I loved that Evie didn’t want to just sit and wait for everything to pass but instead wanted to have an active role in helping out the men at war. Women can do anything when they put their minds to it!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An entertaining read. I have been a fan of both of these authors for a while now and was thrilled when I heard they were working together on a new book. Seems to be a thing these days, to collaborate and I always go in with a bit of hesitation because it doesn't always work. Can they deliver a smooth story without it sounding choppy making the reader aware of two different writing styles? With the Last Christmas in Paris it worked wonderfully and to be honest I couldn't tell which author wrote what. This book begins at the dawn of World War 1 with Evie writing letters to her brother Will and his best friend Tom. As the letters continues through the war years the authors were able to give the depth of character needed to deliver a realistic story of heartache and love. It's a brutal time and not always are the wounds visible, worry and depression are common and a sense of uselessness for those left at home, there is the urge to do something but what? The book is divided into war years with more time spent at the beginning years rather than the last few. I would have loved to have seen more of the last years of the war and (I can't really say too much for fear of giving anything away), but I found it a little rushed there at the end and it was the part I was most looking forward to. But don't get me wrong I still loved the book and highly recommend it. The research involved was evident, it's a wonderfully written book of strength, love & loss and the power of human endurance.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my fav!! I think I have a new fav genre - historical fiction esp. around WW1!. I loved reading The Alice Network earlier this year and now this. It was a very quick and easy read despite being written in a letter format. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED!!! Absolutely LOVED this book!!! Best of all worlds..a holiday romance in the worlds most romantic city! Paris!! Magnifique!!
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Gem This was a sweet book and a very quick read. I did not think that I was going to enjoy the letter style, but I loved it. It was interesting how the writing was shared by 2 authors. It is a lovely holiday read, though perfect for any season.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Book!! I loved this book!! I am a fan of both of these authors, previously having read books by both. The cover gives the reader much to stir the imagination and the writing style of letters, telegrams, news articles made the characters and events come alive. Of course when I opened the front cover and saw praise from Kate Quinn, Karen White and Jennifer Robson (authors whose writing I adore) I knew the book was going to be good. I really liked how the authors weaved Tom and Evie's story while at the same time giving us perspectives on WWI from different locations and characters. Top that off with censorship of newpapers and journalists there was much to learn in this book. I have to say though the letter from Will's desk was brilliant. I can't wait to see what these authors write next.
Date published: 2017-10-18

Editorial Reviews

“Best-selling author Gaynor (A Memory of Violets) teams with historical novelist Webb (Rodin’s Lover) to pen a moving and heartfelt story of love and bravery  [...]”