Lunch With ‘All the Ways We Said Goodbye’ Authors Beatriz Williams and Laura Willig

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Barrett Bookstore invites you to an intimate lunch at Wee Burn Country Club with Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig to celebrate the release of their latest novel, All the Ways We Said Goodbye.

The luncheon takes place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

an announcement from Barrett Bookstore

The latest novel from the writing team connects three extraordinary women across the First World War, the Second World War, and the 1960s, as each finds refuge at the legendary Ritz Paris.

About the Book

The heiress.
The Resistance fighter.
The widow.
Three women whose fates are joined by one legendary hotel.

France, 1914. When war breaks out, Aurelie de Courcelles flees the safety of the Ritz hotel and her American heiress mother to join her estranged father at their estate in Picardy, determined to defy the German invaders.

BBook Cover All the Ways We Said Goodbyeut as the Germans push forward, taking the chateau as their headquarters, Aurelie’s plans are complicated by the presence of Maximilian von Sternburg, once a friend, now aide de camp to the despised German commandant. Caught between loyalty and love, which will she betray?

France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Daisy Villon remains in Paris with her husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler.

At first reluctant to put her family at risk, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy commits increasingly audacious acts of espionage she uncovers a devastating secret…one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal.

France, 1964. For Barbara “Babs” Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur. On Kit’s death, American lawyer Drew Bowdoin appears at her door.

Hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as “La Fleur,” the investigation has led to Kit Langford. Babs joins Drew in his search, a journey of discovery that that takes them to Paris and the Ritz—and to unexpected places of the heart. . . .

A copy of the hardcover book and lunch included in ticket price.

You can buy tickets online here.

Author Beatriz Williams

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Author Beatriz Williams

Karen White, the third author of the book, won’t be at the event.

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From the HarperCollins website:

About Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Golden Hour, The Summer Wives, A Hundred Summers, and The Wicked Redhead. A native of Seattle, she graduated from Stanford University and earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University.

She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

Author Laura Willig

Amanda Suanne Photography

Author Laura Willig

About Lauren Willig

Lauren Willig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels, including The Summer Country, The Ashford Affair, and The English Wife, as well as the RITA Award — winning Pink Carnation series.

An alumna of Yale University, she has a graduate degree in history from Harvard and a JD from Harvard Law School.

She lives in New York City with her husband, kindergartner, toddler, and vast quantities of coffee.

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