The Lost Song of Paris:
An enthralling read. Fascinating, poignant and beautifully written, I fell under its spell from the first page. — TESSA HARRIS
Marrying a gripping pace with authentic atmosphere, Sarah Steele takes you right into the beating heart of occupied France, its terrifying risks and dangers round every corner. . .This extraordinary story shows us the best and worst of what it is to be human, and the redeeming power of love. Like the raging melody at the centre of it, The Lost Song of Paris reaches its tumultuous climax and bursts into its own heart-wrenching tenderness. — JANE BAILEY
A fantastic read. I was gripped and enthralled. Wonderful storytelling. — JILL MANSELL
Sarah writes with a lyrical beauty which is testament to her former career as a musician. This is a novel you should not miss and is impossible to put down. — CAROLINE MONTAGUE
A tense, heart-in-mouth story about courage in Occupied Paris . . . and secrets. — GILL PAUL
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!! THIS BOOK MUST BE READ!! — REAL READER
From the Back Cover
Darkness descends as the sirens begin to wail and another night’s worth of bombs rain down on London. Devastation seeps from every crack of the Blitz-battered city, and in the midst of the chaos a woman grips a window ledge on the first floor of a burning Baker Street hotel. She is perched, ready to jump. And as flames rise around her, she is forced to take her chances.
Alice Tremayne has lost the two great loves in her life: her husband, Michael, and her first love, music. With the anniversary of Michael’s death approaching, Alice buries herself in her job as an archivist. When a newly declassified World War Two file lands on her desk, she is astonished to uncover proof that Agent ‘Colette’ existed – a name spoken only in whispers; an identity so secret that it has never been verified.
Her discovery leads her to MI6 ‘godmother’ Verity Cooper – a woman with secrets of her own – and on to the streets of Paris where she will uncover a story of unimaginable choices, extraordinary courage and a love that defies even the darkest days of World War Two . . .
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