Thursday, July 07, 2022



New York, 1938; Martha is living in New York City on Fifth Avenue.  She receives a telegram from her sister Charlotte who lives in Paris.  Charlotte tells Martha that the Nazis are invading and she needs her help.  Charlotte’s Jewish friend Anita has died and with the Nazi invasion, Martha has to go to Paris and convince Charlotte to return home.  Paris is on the brink of war and so many families are fleeing to safety with whatever items they can carry.  They are forced to leave everything behind.  But Charlotte doesn’t want to leave her life in Paris.  She is working for the resistance alongside a Frenchman named Louis.  They are carrying messages and help anyone they possibly can. 

This is the fourth installment of the Daughters of New York Series.  It was absolutely fantastic.  This story was captivating and I found myself flying through the pages.  I felt my heart beat faster and faster as I gasped at the flip of each page.  I couldn't put this book down.  I read faster devouring the story.  This book pulled at the heartstrings and wouldn’t let go, and  I was on the edge of my seat from the very beginning until the end.  I think this was my favorite book of the series.  Wow, I’m completely overwhelmed with emotion.  I wish I could give ten stars.  Loved it!!

Thank you Ella Carey for such a wonderful and well written addition to a phenomenal series.  I absolutely loved it and I highly recommend it.



Rating: 5 out of 5.
Author:  Ella Carey 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: July 7, 2022 
Pages: 348 
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New York, 1938: Martha pulled the door of her Fifth Avenue apartment closed, her heart thumping, re-reading the telegram she’d been dreading. Her beloved sister Charlotte needed her help. She was alone in Paris, and the threat of Nazi invasion was growing ever stronger. The time had come for Martha to make the bravest decision of her life. She needed to bring Charlotte home.

Martha looks out of her bedroom window at the blossom-covered trees in Central Park, she is a world away from Europe and the threat of war. But when a telegram arrives from her sister Charlotte telling of the death of their Jewish friend Anita, Martha’s quiet life changes in an instant. With the threat of the Nazi invasion growing, Martha knows she must travel to Paris to convince Charlotte to return home.

When Martha arrives, she finds a city preparing for war. Soldiers patrol Paris’ cobbled streets and families talk of packing up and fleeing with whatever they can carry. Clutching her sister tightly, Martha knows that Charlotte has already decided to stay. Charlotte’s heart is in France, and as an American in Paris she believes she will be safe.

When the Nazis march through Paris’ streets and raise their flags over the city’s most beautiful buildings, Charlotte is determined not to give in. She works for the Resistance with a Frenchman named 
Louis, carrying messages, and hiding Anita’s family’s precious art collection from the Nazis. Meanwhile, Martha vows to help a female Jewish professor to safety in America, only to be faced with impossible odds.

But as the war rages, Martha and Charlotte’s determination will be tested like never before. And when Charlotte uncovers a shocking secret about her family which threatens her own life, can she find the strength to protect those she loves the most?


Ella Carey is the international bestselling author of The Things We Don’t Say, Secret Shores, From a Paris Balcony, The House by the Lake, and Paris Time Capsule. Her books have been published in over fourteen languages, in twelve countries, and have been shortlisted for ARRA awards. A Francophile who has long been fascinated by secret histories set in Europe’s entrancing past, Ella has degrees in music, nineteenth-century women’s fiction, and modern European history. She lives in Melbourne with her two children and two Italian greyhounds who are constantly mistaken for whippets. Ella loves to connect with her readers regularly through her facebook page and on her website.

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