Saturday, March 02, 2024



World War II rages on across Europe and there is no end in sight.  Brigitte Goldstein’s husband was recently murdered by the Nazis.  She must keep her daughter Sophie safe. They are Jewish and know that it will be difficult to hide from the Nazis to avoid being captured.  But they can’t leave just yet, they must first find her husband’s painting.  The Nazis stole it and she wants it back.  There is a great secret hidden in the painting and it is imperative that she gets it back.  She is determined to have her late husband’s legacy live on.  That painting is her only hope.

The Last Day In Paris written by author Suzanne Kelman was a phenomenal beginning to the new series The Paris Sisters.  This unputdownable novel is a heartbreaking and amazing story that hits all the emotions. I was mesmerized by this story and loved it from beginning to end.  This is one story that will remain in my heart for a long time.  I look forward to the next book in the series.  This rapid page turner will be one that I will recommend again and again.  Don’t pass up this ten star read.  I loved it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.



Author:  Suzanne Kelman
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: February 29, 2024
Pages: 383 
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No, Mama, please don’t make me leave!” Sophie cries, clutching her teddy bear as her blue eyes fill with tears. “I’d rather be here in Paris with you, than far away somewhere safe…” 

Paris, 1940: All over Paris, families are being pulled from their beds in the middle of the night. And ever since her husband was shot in cold blood, Brigitte Goldstein has known she is running out of time. She and her daughter Sophie are Jewish, so it won’t be long until the Nazis bang on their door.

But before she leaves, Brigitte must find her beloved husband’s painting, which was seized by the Nazis. She desperately hopes that if she saves it from destruction, then a piece of him will live on forever. And perhaps one day her daughter will uncover her father’s legacy, and the secret hidden inside…

Working in a museum under a false identity is Brigitte’s only hope. Until she meets 
Isabelle Valette, who confides in hushed tones that she is part of the Resistance. And when her new friend tells her of a train leaving Paris that can take children to safety, Brigitte knows her daughter must be on it, even if it breaks her heart.

But getting Sophie onto the train is dangerous. If they are caught smuggling a Jewish child out of Paris, they will be killed. And with the enemy closing in, can Brigitte get her beloved daughter to safety before it is too late?


Suzanne Kelman is an Amazon international bestselling author in America, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia and her books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into six languages. Her WW2 historical fiction books “A View Across the Rooftops”, “When We Were Brave, and Under a Sky on Fire” are published by Bookouture – an imprint for Hachette U.K.

She is also the author of the bestselling book, “The Rejected Writers’ Book Club”, published by Lake Union, which is the first book in the Southlea Bay series. Other books in the series include, “Rejected Writers Take the Stage” and “The Rejected Writers’ Christmas Wedding”.

Kelman is an award-winning writer/screenwriter whose accolades include the Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award from the L.A. International Film Festival, the Gold Award from the California Film Awards, and the Van Gogh Award from the Amsterdam Film Festival.

In 2015 her script, Held, was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures and was shortlisted to the top ten in the Academy Of Motion Pictures Nichols Fellowship competition.

As well as a screenwriter and a published author, Suzanne is also a playwright, and her award-winning comedy play, “Over My Dead Body”, had its World Premiere at Outcast Theatre in Washington, Fall 2019.

Born in the United Kingdom, Suzanne now resides in Washington State.

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