The Paris Affair

The Paris Affair

Paperback Published on: 04/07/2024
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society meets Lucinda Riley in this breath-taking story of how one woman's disappearance triggers the search of a lifetime.

‘A sweeping, and heartfelt tale of love and sacrifice’ Amanda Geard, author of The Moon Gate

‘This is a heart wrenching story of love, bravery, and impossible choices’ Louise Fein, author The London Bookshop Affair


One Parisian night, a woman vanishes without a trace, leaving behind the man she loves.

Sixty years later, the search begins . . .

In 1942, French chef Sylvie Dubois is sent to Paris to spy on the enemy, while German soldier Christoph Baumann has sold his soul to save his sister.
When they meet the world stops turning. But in a city consumed by war, love is a dangerous affair, and the star-crossed lovers will pay the ultimate price . . .

Decades later, with Christoph’s health declining and his memory fading, his young protégé, Julia Clarke, sets out to discover what happened to the woman he never stopped loving.

Can they find the woman who disappeared, or will it be too late?

'I loved every page of this gorgeous, transportive, and highly moving tale!’ Jenny Ashcroft, author of Beneath A Burning Sky

‘An epic tale of love and loss.’ Caroline Khoury, author of Still Unwritten


‘This book emoted every feeling you can have all in one truly heart felt story' ***** Reader Review

‘An amazing tale of bravery, sacrifice, and pure love’ ***** Reader Review

'With every turn of the page, you'll be transported to a world where love conquers all, even in the darkest of times. It's a story that'll tug at your heartstrings and linger in your thoughts long after you've finished reading'
***** Reader Review
'What a powerful heartbreaking WW2 love story interwoven with rapturous music (I know by the descriptions) and mouth watering foods' ***** Reader Review

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405958219
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 322g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 30 mm

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The Paris Affair
Wonderful Historical Romance
I loved this dual timeline historical romance set in Paris in 1942 and 2002. The 1942 storyline was definitely my favourite, even though I don’t tend to r... READ MORE
Nicki M
The Paris Affair
Excellent WW2 fiction
What a pleasure this novel was to read. I loved the characters of Christoph, Sofie/Lisette, Julie and Daniel. This though is a heartbreaking story of the d... READ MORE
The Paris Affair
A Romantic Love Story
In 1942, French chef Sylvie Dubois is sent to Paris to spy on the enemy, while German soldier Christoph Baumann has sold his soul to save his sister. When ... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Paris Affair
A moving read
I’m always drawn to anything to do with WWII that also a dual time line story. This has both. A young woman wanting to help her country using the skills sh... READ MORE
Gee Wood
The Paris Affair
Great storytelling
Historical romance isn’t my usual genre but I was offered this title for review and the blurb looked intriguing. Set in Paris in 1942, it involves a relati... READ MORE
Anita Wallas
The Paris Affair
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. An amazing love story set in Paris in 1942 during WW2 . Emotional roller-coaster which is told from various peopl... READ MORE
Grey Lady