ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) by @authorbeatriz @laurenwillig and @karenwhitewrite
Genre: Historical Fiction
Set amid three different time periods (1914, 1942, and 1964), All the Ways We Said Goodbye follows Aurélie the French heiress, Daisy the Resistance fighter, and Barbara/Babs the widow. How do their three stories intertwine? “Some women are lost in the fire, and some are built with it.” First of all, since so much of this story occurred at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, I took a few minutes to google it and ogle the extravagant photos. Oooooh la la! After that, I was ready to get back to reading. Having three different main characters in three different time periods is always a bit confusing at first, but I sorted this one out pretty quickly. Luckily, I liked all of the story lines and enjoyed going back and forth between them as I tried to piece everything together while patiently waiting to see if all of my hunches were correct (they were!). Yes, this is a long book, but since it’s like getting three stories in one, it is well worth your time.
As always, with the three W’s, I was in awe of the seamless writing! I never would have guessed it was co-authored by three separate (brilliant) minds. Never say goodbye, so au revoir until the next book, darling!
Location: Paris, France at the Ritz and Devonshire, England
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.