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Summary

From the internationally best-selling author of The Paris Seamstress comes a story of courage, family and forgiveness.  

Manhattan, Paris, 1942: When Jessica May's successful modelling career is abruptly cut short, she is assigned to the war in Europe as a photojournalist for Vogue. But when she arrives the army men make her life as difficult as possible. Three friendships change that: journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules, paratrooper Dan Hallworth takes her to places to shoot pictures and write stories that matter, and a little girl, Victorine, who has grown up in a field hospital, shows her love. But success comes at a price.  

France, 2005: Australian curator D'Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to manage a famous collection of photographs. What begins as just another job becomes far more disquieting as D'Arcy uncovers the true identity of the mysterious photographer - and realises that she is connected to D'Arcy's own mother, Victorine.  

Crossing a war-torn Europe from Italy to France, The French Photographer is a story of courage, family and forgiveness by the best-selling author of The Paris Seamstress and A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald.

©2019 Natasha Lester (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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"A fantastically engrossing story. I loved it." (Kelly Rimmer)

"Intrigue, heartbreak and not one but two heart stopping love stories. I cannot tell you how much I loved this book." (Rachel Burton)

  "A gorgeously rich and romantic novel" (Kate Forsyth)

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Heartbreakingly Heartwarming

Not many audiobook experiences have me stunned then suddenly listening with tears streaming down my face. This one absolutely did. The dual love story narrative is both heartbreaking and heartwarming simultaneously, an achievement rarely felt but so well done within this story. I’d listened to the Paris Seamstress before this one, whilst there is a tie in, it’s not necessary to treat this as a sequel because it’s contents are stand alone. Historically articulate and very moving throughout. The narration has to have a special mention too, incredibly well performed I was totally immersed. Love everything about this one, highly recommend, fans of Natalie Meg Evans will especially love this.

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A brilliant story! How anyone can write a story with three generations is amazing. I loved it.
Probably will listen again, so I can grasp the thread completely. I look forward to that time.