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ISBN:
0425240843
Author:
Lynn Sheene
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berkley; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
Pages:
354 pages
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1830 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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It is an absolute joy to read. David Liss, bestselling author of The Devil’s Company. Set against the backdrop of Paris during the Second World War, The Last Time I Saw Paris is a breathtaking tale of love, courage, intrigue and betrayal. Beautifully written and heartfelt, it is a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable read. Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Kommandant’s Girl

The Last Time I Saw Paris Paperback – May 3, 2011. Sheene gives readers a heroine who could give Scarlett O'Hara lessons in determination and a fascinating taste of life in the City of Light during the difficult days of World War I. - - The Chicago Tribune.

The Last Time I Saw Paris Paperback – May 3, 2011. by. Lynn Sheene (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. With rich detail, smooth prose and an alluring story line, author Lynn Sheene captures the sight, taste, smell, texture, sound and energy of Nazi-occupied Paris in her debut novel The Last Time I Saw Paris.

Sheene's occupied Paris is the star, much more so than the bland characters and unsurprising plot. Pam Jenoff, International bestselling author of The Kommandant's Girl

Sheene's occupied Paris is the star, much more so than the bland characters and unsurprising plot. It's not dreadful, but there's nothing especially exciting going on, either. Pam Jenoff, International bestselling author of The Kommandant's Girl. In The Last Time I Saw Paris Lynn Sheene delivers more drama, romance and suspense than we've seen since the Paris occupation in Casablanca. Katherine Neville, best-selling author of The Eight and The Fire. The Last Time I Saw Paris glows with the faded but indomitable beauty of the city herself.

Lynn Sheene is the author of The Last Time I Saw Paris. She attended University of California, Santa Barbara, and worked as an environmental and science writer before becoming a full-time fiction writer. She resides in Southern California with her family. Библиографические данные. The Last Time I Saw Paris.

Why was this book called "The Last Time I Saw Paris?" . I skimmed the last 100 This book had so much potential and fell so flat for me. You would think the story of a self-made American socialite getting caught up in the romance and intrigue of WWII-era Paris would be pretty irresistible.

Why was this book called "The Last Time I Saw Paris?" Sure, the book takes place there, but I expected her to be recounting memories of Paris from some other place. the last time she saw Paris. But she is still there.

A chill settled over the city as the shrouded sun dropped behind the horizon. A cold breeze that smelled of rain whipped fallen leaves across the open square in the Place Vendôme. A cold breeze that smelled of rain whipped fallen leaves across the open square in the Place Vendôme laire pulled her coat tight and glanced up at the mottled sky as the wind ripped at yesterday’s issue of Le Temps, open on her lap. She sat on the curb at the Place’s north entrance on rue de la Paix, her gaze on the Ritz’s front doors at the northwestern corner of the square

For the 1942 book, see Elliot Paul. The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 Technicolor romantic drama made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited

For the 1942 book, see Elliot Paul. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited. It was directed by Richard Brooks, produced by Jack Cummings and filmed on locations in Paris and the MGM backlot. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks.

Select Format: Paperback. A stunning debut novel of a young American woman who becomes a spy in Paris during World War II. May 1940. Fleeing a glamorous Manhattan life built on lies, Claire Harris arrives in Paris with a romantic vision of starting anew. But she didn't anticipate the sight of Nazi soldiers marching under the Arc de Triomphe

Lynn Sheene is the author of The Last Time I Saw Paris. She resides in Southern California with he. ore about Lynn Sheene. Category: Historical Fiction Historical Romance Literary Fiction.

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A stunning debut novel of a young American woman who becomes a spy in Paris during World War II. May 1940. Fleeing a glamorous Manhattan life built on lies, Claire Harris arrives in Paris with a romantic vision of starting anew. But she didn't anticipate the sight of Nazi soldiers marching under the Arc de Triomphe. Her plans smashed by the German occupation, the once- privileged socialite's only option is to take a job in a flower shop under the tutelage of a sophisticated Parisian florist. In exchange for false identity papers, Claire agrees to aid the French Resistance. Despite the ever-present danger, she comes to love the enduring beauty of the City of Light, exploring it in the company of Thomas Grey, a mysterious Englishman working with the Resistance. Claire's bravery and intelligence make her a valuable operative, and slowly her values shift as she witnesses the courageous spirit of the Parisians. But deception and betrayal force her to flee once again-this time to fight for the man she loves and what she knows is right-praying she has the heart and determination to survive long enough to one day see Paris again.
  • Celace
Aww I prefer the image I have in my head from the last time I saw Paris.
The Paris in this book was still beautiful and enchanting amidst all the savagery of the war. It was quite predictable but the story, as all things Paris-related, warmed my heart. A love found, lost, and re-found in Paris. The sight of a majestically designed garden that inspired Claire to move to Paris and later on to not give up on Paris. She left her country, she gave up her pride, she became a revolutionist, a spy, a lover, a fighter. The only thing she could not give up was Paris and the hope that it would one day go back to the Paris she had always imagined and dreamed about.
For a few moments I thought it was Odette which would be more dramatic and more of a twist. Sylvie was way too obvious and predictable. That they knew about Claire was also quite obvious, one could totally see that coming.
The slow pace bugged me a bit sometimes but I enjoyed the story, it was a good mix of painful losses, new friendships, intrigue, and hope.
  • Mmsa
Strong story, but sloppy editing and slapdash writing in places.

That said, I enjoyed this most unlikely story. I started it once before when I bought the book in paperback, but I gave it away because the beginning is told in a glib romance novel style that made me cringe.

The author could have gotten her narrator, Claire, to Paris in a more plausible way, but once she's there, I was hooked. Loved the florist's shop, the young girls who come under the narrator's care, even Grey, the Englishman. All these characters have rich intriguing backstories, yet none fully realized. Claire's backstory that she's the reinvented daughter of a "dirt farmer" is trite, not that it's gone into much. That's the thing about this story. Nothing is developed in any depth. The story races from one event to another.

While the author is a wonderful storyteller, this book could have been more than "a pot boiler."
  • Goltigor
I just finished reading this book in 2017 and read it nearly nonstop. The author captures the evil that nazis did in occupied Paris during World War 2. It portrays the mixed reaction to the nazis with many Parisians not supporting the resistance and tells the story of a young American woman who goes from not caring about the nazis to a brave member of the resistance.
  • Tygralbine
After her real identity is reveled to rich husband, Claire Harris Stone decides to go to Paris while the Germans to be with French lover. Soon Claire is able to find working a flower shop. In order get false papers, Claire agree to help the French Resistance. Claire is drawn to Thomas Grey and the two find themselves trying to stay head of the Germans.
"The Last time I saw Paris" by Lynn Sheene was a book that is able to draw the reader. While I thought that in the end Claire did grow as a character and person, I thought that it took to long. Also I wished that ending could have been a little stronger. Overall, I did enjoy "The Last time I saw Paris."
  • Brialelis
I wish this author would write some more books! I love the story about being in Paris during WW2. Each detail drew me into the story as well as helped me to understand what it was like in Paris during the German occupation. The flower store that most of the scenes were built around was an unforgettable place and what happened to it during the occupation was romantic in the sense of how the person survived thru it all.
  • Axebourne
Really poorly written. At the level of a really cheesy and badly written romance novel. Couldn't get past the first chapter.
  • Jorad
Great book, though I hate rushed endings where all the loose ends come together.
I enjoy WWII novels, set in Europe, Africa, Asia. the Pacific and the U.S., particularly ones dealing with the lives of ordinary people, not necessarily just the combat stories themselves. This book was very readable and fit my expectations. The Amazon service from the seller was excellent as well, a new book for a very low used book price, arriving in just a few days.