Last Christmas in Paris

Last Christmas in Paris by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor
New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor joins with international bestselling author 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…



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“A moving and heartfelt story of love and bravery”—Library Journal, Starred Review

“Beautifully told…the authors fully capture the characters’ voices as each person is dramatically shaped by the war to end all wars.”—Booklist

“[A] searingly romantic crisis of the Great War…hold your breath”—Sunday Independent

“The storytelling will touch readers with its human portraits of lost youth.”RT Book Reviews

“This novel is a testament to the expertise of Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb…compelling”—Historical Novel  Review

Last Christmas in Paris stands out not just for the beautiful prose, but also for the characters that literally shimmer on the page.” Karen White, NYT bestselling author

“Humor, love, tragedy and hope make for a moving, uplifting read. A winner!” Kate Quinn, USA Today bestselling author

“An extraordinary epistolary novel that explores the history and aftermath of the Great War in a sensitive, memorable and profoundly moving fashion. A book to savor, to share and discuss with friends, and above all to cherish.” Jennifer Robson, international bestselling author of Goodnight from London 

“There is a special talent to writing the epistolary novel and Gaynor and Webb have mastered it. Letter by letter, the complex lives of Evie and Thomas unfold as WWI wages on, bringing with it the heartbreaking news of physical and emotional casualties. And yet, in the midst of such sacrifices, an ever-deepening love surfaces, finding a unique way to live on in this devastatingly beautiful work of historical fiction.”Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues