Last Christmas in Paris

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…


My Review

I am a fan of both of these ladies. They make a great team. It was flawless as I could not tell which writer wrote which parts. If you are a fan of historical fiction than you will be in for a treat with this book. Instantly, I felt a connection with Evie, Thomas, and Will.

Although, the story started off in letter format and Evie and Thomas never spent much time with each other physically, I felt as if they were closer than they ever could be through the letters they wrote each other. The letters were short and did not provide a lot of details and they skipped periods of time but this is what made the story good. It kept the story from being bogged down and moving along at a steady pace.

Again, even though Evie and Thomas did not spent time with each time, they shared love for one another. The ending will touch your heart. Last Christmas in Paris is a heart warming story that will make you believe in true love.

Comments

Mystica said…
The authors and the book are both new to me. I enjoyed your review.

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