Until Leaves Fall in Paris

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Paris, 1940

When the Germans march toward Paris, American ballerina Lucie Girard buys her favorite English-language bookstore to allow the Jewish owners to escape. The Germans make it difficult for her to keep Green Leaf Books afloat. And she must keep the store open if she is to continue aiding the resistance by passing secret messages between the pages of her books.

Widower Paul Aubrey wants nothing more than to return to the States with his little girl, but the US Army convinces him to keep his factory running and obtain military information from his German customers. As the war rages on, Paul offers his own resistance by sabotaging his product and hiding British airmen in his factory. But in order to carry out his mission, he must appear to support the occupation--which does not win him any sympathy when he meets Lucie in the bookstore.

In a world turned upside down, will love or duty prevail?

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"Sundin's novels set the gold standard for historical war romance."--Booklist, starred review

"Sundin's latest World War II tale positively crackles with tension."--Library Journal, starred review

The Author

  1. Sarah Sundin
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    Sarah Sundin

    Sarah Sundin is the bestselling author of When Twilight Breaks, Until Leaves Fall in Paris, The Sound of Light, Embers in the London Sky, and the popular WWII series Sunrise at Normandy, among others. She is a Christy Award...

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"Sundin is a master at her craft, and avid readers will devour this in one sitting. With meticulous historical research and an eye for both mystery and romance, Sundin rises to the top of World War II fiction in this latest novel with crossover appeal."

Library Journal, starred review

"Until Leaves Fall in Paris is a compelling exploration of the seemingly simple good things that end up requiring great sacrifice and having far-reaching impacts."

Booklist, starred review

"Fast-paced and rich with historical detail, Sundin's narrative captivates by leaning into the complexity of what it means to live by Christian principles in a morally compromised world. This potent synthesis of history, love, and faith will delight romance readers, religious and nonreligious alike."

Publishers Weekly

"Sarah Sundin delivers another epic tale filled with danger, romance, and all the good feels! If you love WWII books, intrigue, danger, and romance, this book has it all. I cannot recommend it enough!"

Interviews & Reviews

"Hair-raising and shocking. The fiery determination to right what is wrong combined with the acts of personal selflessness strengthens this plot into a thrilling read."

New York Journal of Books

"The prose is excellent, the plot appropriately thrilling, and our hero and heroine are perfect for each other."

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