While Paris Slept Ruth Druart

"I was on tenterhooks...

Absolutely phenomenal"


- Jill Mansell

Sunday Times Bestselling author of And Now You're Back

While Paris Slept Translated in 18 languages

Published by Headline

Translated in 21 territories worldwide

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Jean-Luc thought he had left the past behind. The scar on his face a small price to pay for surviving the Nazi occupation. Nine years later he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the past to come knocking on his door.

  "Historical fiction fans rejoice. A new voice has entered the arena and we think she’s one to watch...."    Woman & Home - Best Books 2021

"Both epic and intimate, this unexpected story of two couple's sacrifices in war-torn France had me completely and utterly enraptured. You'll have your heart in your mouth and tears on your cheeks as it reaches its rich, life-affirming conclusion."  - Louise Candlish, author 

"What a book, I absolutely loved it. An ingenious plot, wonderful believable characters and it moved me to tears. A fabulous read' - Lesley Pearse, author

"What a book...Emotional and heartbreaking....absolutely phenomenal. I was on tenterhooks throughout. A wonderful achievement."- Jill Mansell, author

"Brace yourself for a brilliant read. This will tug at your heartstrings." - Best

"A Powerful and poignant book from a brilliant and bold new novelist." - Imogen Kealey, author

"I loved this novel, I'm still crying. A truly beautiful book that captures the meaning of parental love in all its forms. I highly recommend this book to all my book groups." ***** - reader review

"This book was beautiful - a book on love and courage, demonstrated in different ways, showing there is no one way to love or be brave. I was unable to stop reading." ***** - reader review

"I loved While Paris Slept. I finished the novel with taers in my eyes. An uplifting novel and will be great for book clubs." ***** - reader review

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