About the Book
Title: Until Leaves Fall in Paris
Author: Sarah Sundin
Genre: Historical (1940s) Christian Fiction, Romance
Synopsis: As the Nazis march toward Paris in 1940, American ballerina Lucie Girard buys her favorite English-language bookstore to allow the Jewish owners to escape. Lucie struggles to run Green Leaf Books due to oppressive German laws and harsh conditions, but she finds a way to aid the resistance by passing secret messages between the pages of her books.
Widower Paul Aubrey wants nothing more than to return to the States with his little girl, but the US Army convinces him to keep his factory running and obtain military information from his German customers. As the war rages on, Paul offers his own resistance by sabotaging his product and hiding British airmen in his factory. After they meet in the bookstore, Paul and Lucie are drawn to each other, but she rejects him when she discovers he sells to the Germans. And for Paul to win her trust would mean betraying his mission.
Master of WWII-era fiction Sarah Sundin invites you onto the streets of occupied Paris to discover whether love or duty will prevail.
About the Author
Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling author of Until Leaves Fall in Paris (coming February 2022), When Twilight Breaks (2021), the Sunrise at Normandy series, and three more WWII series. Her novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist. When Twilight Breaks and The Land Beneath Us were Christy Award finalists, The Sky Above Us won the 2020 Carol Award, and both Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years.”
A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies. She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers’ groups. Sarah serves as Co-Director for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference.
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Sundin continues to be one of my favorite authors, and I am especially excited about this latest book! The setting, themes, and Sundin’s characteristically warm writing all seem designed to draw me in. I am also glad that this is a standalone book. While I love the trilogies Sundin often writes, I have not kept up as well with reading her recent releases, so I am glad that I should be able to read this one without missing anything from other books (I do intend to read all of Sundin’s books eventually, the timing just hasn’t been quite right so far).
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Until the next chapter,