The Paris Secret out this October!

I am delighted to reveal the cover of my latest book, The Paris Secret! It is out this October.  I really hope you like it!

This has been such a joy to write. It’s also been quite a different direction for me,  with a historical focus, which was so much fun to write. I love bookstores and Paris and this was one of those rare novels where the characters just take over and you end up writing something vastly different than you first imagined …

Here’s the cover and blurb!

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A beautiful Parisian bookshop hides a heartbreaking secret that will tear one family apart forever …

The last time Valerie was in Paris, she was three years old, running from the Nazis, away from the only home she had ever known.

Now as a young woman all alone in the world, Valerie must return to Paris, to the bookshop and her sole surviving relative, her grandfather Vincent, the only person who knows the truth about what happened to her parents. As she gets to know grumpy, taciturn Vincent again, she hears a tragic story of Nazi-occupied Paris, a doomed love affair and a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her beloved daughter.

Can Valerie and Vincent help each other to mend the wounds of the past? Valerie isn’t after a fairytale ending, she only wants the truth. But what is the one devastating secret that Vincent is determined to keep from his granddaughter?

An unputdownable and unforgettable story of love, fear and courage in a time of war. Immerse yourself in a Paris where soldiers’ boots echo on cobbled streets and the air is full of whispers. Fans of Before We Were Yours, Kathryn Hughes and The Paris Wife will be absolutely hooked by this beautiful, tragic tale.

It’s available for pre-order now! 


8 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Yippee, hooray!!!! Another fantastic read on the way. I’m putting in my ore-order immediately. Lily, your books are amazing & I have enjoyed every one of them. Please keep up the good work. With love from a wet Pretoria………in early September quite unusual but the smell of the first rains can only be understood by someone who was born or grew up in Africa. Bless you.. Norma Den

    • Ah that’s SO wonderful to hear, thank you so much!! Definitely – I miss Gauteng so much, absolutely love that scent of the rains, ah and the Jacarandas in bloom, sigh! Send me pics 😉 xxx

  2. Hi Lily. I just tried to preorder but as usual Amazon arent. Playing nice as I live in Australia I will just have to wait until it comes out in October x x

  3. Hi Lily & Babs48. I was successful immediately with Amazon accepting my pre order. Something to look forward to & not too long to wait. 😁

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