War brings them together.
Liberation will tear them apart.
'A wonderful book. An involving, terrifying, heartbreaking story of the power of love and forgiveness' JILL MANSELL
'A tender, yet thrilling story of love and family secrets in time of war, beautifully told' RACHEL HORE
'I was so engrossed. A wonderful, moving, sad but ultimately uplifting book' LESLEY PEARSE
A POWERFUL PORTRAIT OF WAR. A HEARTBREAKING STORY OF LOVE. THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW NOVELFROM THE AUTHOR OF WHILE PARIS SLEPT.
Paris 1944. Elise Chevalier knows what it is to love...and to hate. Her fiancé, a young French soldier, was killed by the German army at the Maginot Line. Living amongst the enemy Elise must keep her rage buried deep within.
Sebastian Kleinhaus no longer recognises himself. After four years spent fighting a war he doesn't believe in, wearing a uniform he despises, he longs for a way out. For something, someone, to be his salvation.
Brittany 1963. Reaching for the suitcase under her mother's bed, eighteen-year-old Josephine Chevalier uncovers a secret that shakes her to the core. Determined to find the truth, she travels to Paris where she discovers the story of a dangerous love that grew as a city fought for its freedom. Of the last stolen hours before the first light of liberation. And of a betrayal so deep that it would irrevocably change the course of two young lives life for ever.
'Love, loss, bravery... Ruth is an exceptional storyteller, bringing the past back to life and shining a light in the darkness' Ericka Waller
'THE LAST HOURS IN PARIS is a vivid exposé of war and its dislocations... these characters command sympathy' Kirkus Reviews
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