The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester audiobook

The Paris Orphan

By Natasha Lester
Read by Johnathan McClain , Merritt Hicks , Katherine Littrell , and Monia Ayachi

Forever, Hachette Book Group 9781538764909
13.85 Hours Unabridged
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A "rich and riveting" New York Times bestseller based on the true story of a female journalist who defied all the rules while covering World War II (Publishers Weekly, starred review). New York City/Paris, 1942: When American model Jessica May arrives in Europe to cover the war as a photojournalist for Vogue, most of the soldiers are determined to make her life as difficult as possible. But three friendships change that. Journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules. Captain Dan Hallworth keeps her safe in dangerous places so she can capture the stories that truly matter. And most important of all, the love of a little orphan named Victorine gives Jess strength to do the impossible. But her success will come at a price... France, 2005: Decades after World War II, D'Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to curate a collection of famous wartime photos by a reclusive artist. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but D'Arcy has no idea that this job will uncover decades of secrets that, once revealed, will change everything she thought she knew about her mother, Victorine, and alter D'Arcy's life forever. Includes a reading group guide! "An emotional and sweeping tale set against the backdrop of World War II...Rich detail, compelling characters, and an interwoven dual timeline make this an engrossing read for historical fiction fans." --Chanel Cleeton, USA Today bestselling author of Next Year in Havana "[A] splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!" --Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection

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A "rich and riveting" New York Times bestseller based on the true story of a female journalist who defied all the rules while covering World War II (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
New York City/Paris, 1942: When American model Jessica May arrives in Europe to cover the war as a photojournalist for Vogue, most of the soldiers are determined to make her life as difficult as possible. But three friendships change that. Journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules. Captain Dan Hallworth keeps her safe in dangerous places so she can capture the stories that truly matter. And most important of all, the love of a little orphan named Victorine gives Jess strength to do the impossible. But her success will come at a price...
France, 2005: Decades after World War II, D'Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to curate a collection of famous wartime photos by a reclusive artist. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but D'Arcy has no idea that this job will uncover decades of secrets that, once revealed, will change everything she thought she knew about her mother, Victorine, and alter D'Arcy's life forever.
Includes a reading group guide!
"An emotional and sweeping tale set against the backdrop of World War II...Rich detail, compelling characters, and an interwoven dual timeline make this an engrossing read for historical fiction fans." --Chanel Cleeton, USA Today bestselling author of Next Year in Havana
"[A] splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!" --Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Paris Orphan is a compelling and poignant historical fiction... It took my breath away. It was well-written, detailed perfectly, and had fascinating character. Living My Best Book Life
Sweeping, heartbreaking, and incredibly moving, The Paris Orphan is an inspiring love story on multiple fronts. The Rest is History
A captivating, intense, intriguing, dramatic, emotional, and powerful novel. Linda's Book Obsession
Those who appreciate historical novels and female leads who break out of the traditional mold will find this tale worth their time. Library Journal
Natasha Lester's latest historical novel is a drop-dead gorgeous winner! Literary Soiree
The Paris Orphan was a magnificent story that captivated me from start to finish! The Genre Minx
Rich and riveting...Readers will become engrossed from the very first page as mystery and romance are expertly combined into one emotionally charged, unforgettable story. Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Paris Orphan is another must-read WWII drama and one of the best books we've read in 2019. Books for Her
This is a splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion. I didn't want to put it down, and when it finished, I wanted to start reading all over again. Natasha Lester has woven together the lives of two intriguing women from different eras who find they have much more in common than their bravery and talent. Skillfully told, this passionate tale reveals the best and worst of men, and women, dealing with the brutality of war, and one of the darker secrets of World War II. A must read! Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection
An intriguing story inspired by real-life female photojournalists during WWII...Readers of historical fiction featuring courageous women will greatly enjoy...the story of heroism. Booklist
An emotional and sweeping tale set against the backdrop of World War II, The Paris Orphan honors the courage and dedication of war correspondents through the lens of a captivating Vogue photojournalist. Rich detail, compelling characters, and an interwoven dual timeline make this an engrossing read for historical fiction fans. Chanel Cleeton, USA Today bestselling author of Next Year in Havana

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Author

Author Bio: Natasha Lester

Author Bio: Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for cosmetic company L’Oréal, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a master of creative arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the TAG Hungerford Award for Fiction. Her second novel, If I Should Lose You, was followed by A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald in 2016 and Her Mother’s Secret in 2017.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 13.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English