The Black Swan of Paris
Robards blends commendable attention to historical detail with intense realism and deep feeling. Historical fiction fans will be enthralled with this richly hewn novel and the romance and danger lurking around its every corner — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review.
A truly outstanding novel. — Heather Morris, #1 bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Emotional and powerful. — Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris.
I loved THE BLACK SWAN OF PARIS, which has everything you could ask for in the best historical fiction. A strong heroine to root for, a handsome and seductive spy, and a family secret that drives the plot at breakneck pace, all set against the sweeping backdrop of World War II. This novel is Robards's best yet! — Lisa Scottoline
Beneath the glitz and glamour of the life of singing star Genevieve Dumont, aka Black Swan, lies a whirlwind story of love, loss, sacrifice, and war in Paris, 1944. Robards delivers a suspenseful historical account of the women in the Résistance who used heart, body, and soul to advance the Allies plans for an invasion, despite the ironclad control of the Nazis...
WWII history buffs will appreciate the accurate depictions and backdrop, while romantic–suspense lovers will eagerly follow Genevieve from the seashores of France to the hilltops of Germany. — Booklist
An emotional tapestry of divided loyalties and love. — AARP
A world at war. A beautiful young star. A mission no one expected.
Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse's position of privilege allows her to go undetected as an ally to the resistance.
When her estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is captured by Nazis, Genevieve knows it won't be long before the Gestapo succeeds in torturing information out of Lillian that will derail the upcoming allied invasion. The resistance movement is tasked with silencing her by any means necessary—including assassination. But Genevieve refuses to let her mother become yet one more victim of the war. Reuniting with her long–lost sister, she must find a way to navigate the perilous cross–currents of Occupied France undetected—and in time to save Lillian's life.
For fans of The Nightingale, The Women in the Castle and The Lost Girls of Paris, this exquisite novel illuminates three women's strength, courage and capacity for unconditional love.
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