GOODNIGHT FROM PARIS
by JANE HEALEY
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The Year is 1939. In the historical novel, GOOD NIGHT FROM PARIS, best selling author Jane Healey’s has a real-life heroine: Hollywood actress Drue Leyton, who, married to Frenchman Jacques Tartière, lives as an expatriate in love.
But when her husband is dispatched to Brittany to work as a liaison for the British military, Drue finds herself alone with her housekeeper, adrift and heartsick in her adopted city. With her career and fame forty-five hundred miles away, Drue accepts an opportunity that will change her life forever. She becomes then voice of an American in Paris before, and during the Nazi occupation.
In our interview, Jane explains why:
- Drue, an American, decided to stay in Paris although the United States wasn’t yet drawn into the war;
- And why doing so put a target on her back at Hitler’s executive order.
- Jane also explains what she did for on-the-ground research in France.
- And she divulges a bit of her current work in progress.
You’ll want to read this story of a woman who has everything, and yet is prepared to risk everything, no matter how dangerous it gets—for her, for everyone she loves, and for everything she’s fighting for.
Good Night from Paris is in bookstores now.
What is the town outside of Paris where Drue lived?
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