Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I

By Hazel Gaynor  and Heather Webb
Read by Alex Wyndham , Billie Fulford-Brown , Morag Sims , Gary Furlong , Greg Wagland , Antony Ferguson , Derek Perkins , Jane Copland , and Mary Jane Wells

8.14 Hours 10/03/2017 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $21.99

    Special Price $17.59

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9780062836267

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $34.99

    ISBN: 9781538499245

  • $39.99

    ISBN: 9781538499238

New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War. 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.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gaynor and Webb have created a WWI novel, told through letters and telegrams, that depicts the heartache and horrors of war and the war’s effect on the youthful innocence of three remarkable people.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Beautifully told…With the epistolary form, the authors fully capture the characters’ voices as each person is dramatically shaped by the war to end all wars.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Hazel Gaynor

Hazel Gaynor is an author and freelance writer in Ireland and the UK and was the recipient of the Cecil Day Lewis Award for Emerging Writers in 2012. Originally from North Yorkshire, England, she now lives in Ireland with her husband, two young children, and an accident-prone cat.

Titles by Author

See All

Author Bio: Heather Webb

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English